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INTL FCStone Assembles Agriculture and Soft Commodity Team in Shanghai, China


NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INTL FCStone Inc. (Nasdaq: INTL) today announced that its Shanghai-based subsidiary, INTL FCStone Trading Co. Ltd., has assembled a new team of agricultural commodity traders to work with both producers and consumers of grain-based feed ingredients, offering physical trading, cash brokerage and advisory services.

Jim Lambert, INTL FCStone Trading Co. Ltd.'s Managing Director, said, "This team's knowledge of the Chinese cash grain and feed ingredients markets along with the global reach of INTL FCStone combine to offer our customer base unprecedented access to the world's largest feed ingredients end user market."

Malcolm Wilde, INTL FCStone's CEO-Asia, said, "The expansion of the Shanghai office from its original focus on metals into agricultural commodities highlights the company's commitment to China's diversified and growing commodity markets. Jim and his team are well positioned to provide our customers with the cash grain and feed ingredients they need but also the risk management advisory services that go hand-in-hand with physical trading."

Yu (Miranda) Gao joins the firm as Assistant Sales Manager for Feed Ingredients. Prior to coming to INTL FCStone Trading Co. Ltd., Gao worked for the Singapore-based UCI Agri-Commodity Pte. Ltd. brokering a wide variety of vegetable oils and meals. She also served as a purchaser for Ningbo Tech-Bank Co., Ltd. She is responsible for helping build the company's domestic trading business for Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) and other commodities. Additionally, she prepares INTL FCStone's weekly report and analysis of China's wheat market.

Ying (Silvia) Ren joins the firm as a Commercial Grain Marketing Manager. Prior to joining the firm, Ren was a purchaser at Guangdong Haid Group Co., Ltd., where she developed in-house research focused on China's feed ingredients and cash grain trading markets. Ren is responsible for helping build the company's domestic trading business for DDGS and other commodities. Ren prepares INTL FCStone's weekly report covering China's commercial grain and oilseeds markets.

Jiqing (Jesse) Zhou joins the firm as Sales Manager for Feed Ingredients. Before joining the firm, Zhou was the Sales Manager for Superior Jali, Inc. Zhou has deep experience establishing sales channels for DDGS, corn, whey powder, meat and bone meal, vegetable oil and other feed ingredients. Zhou is responsible for helping build INTL FCStone's domestic trading business for DDGS, whey powder and other specialty feed ingredients.

About INTL FCStone Inc.

INTL FCStone Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and international securities. INTL FCStone's businesses, which include the commodities advisory and transaction execution firm FCStone Group, serve more than 10,000 commercial customers in more than 100 countries through our network of offices around the world. Further information on INTL FCStone Inc. is available at

CONTACT: INTL FCStone Inc. Kent Coughlin 615-234-2756
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