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NYSE Hosts Portuguese Day

10/08/2009

His Excellency João de Vallera, Portuguese Ambassador to the US , and Mr. José Maria Ricciardi, Chief Executive Officer of Banco Espirito Santo Investment (BESI) (NYSE Euronext Lisbon: BES) visit the NYSE to participate in Portuguese Day. In honor of the occasion, Mr. José Maria Ricciardi rings The Closing Bell®.
 
 


 
 

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The event, sponsored by Espírito Santo Investmentand NYSE Euronext, celebrates Espírito Santo Investment’s first New York branch and provide an opportunity to address the U.S. and global investor community.

Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento, S.A.
Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento, S.A., (Espírito Santo Investment), the investment banking arm of Banco Espírito Santo,   is a leading Portuguese investment bank, and one of the main investment banks on the Iberian Peninsula . It recently announced the expansion of its operations with the opening of aNew York branch, offering advisory and other services in structured finance, treasury and trading, equity capital markets, debt capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

Banco Espírito Santo is the second-largestbank in Portugal , and operates  in Spain , the United Kingdom , Ireland , Poland andBrazil . Espírito Santo Investment has built a strong reputation in its target markets reflected in its ranking as the leading investment bank in Portugal and among the top banks in Europe.

Background:
NYSE Euronext Lisbon has a total market capitalization of approximately €200 billion/$292billion and is home to 55 listed issuers, 49 of which are from Portugal , with a total global market capitalization of approximately €70billion / $100 billion (as of Oct 2, 2009).

The total market capitalization of NYSE Euronext-listed companies reached $19.2 trillion/€13.7 trillion at the end of July 2009, and its equity exchanges transact an average daily trading value of approximately $80.9 billion/€57.5 billion, as of July 31, 2009  (excl. Trading Reporting Facility [TRF]). NYSE Euronext markets trade about 8,000 issues from 55 countries, with 70 of the world’s 100 largest companies listed on its markets. NYSE Euronext’s US markets are the premier U.S. listing venue for non-U.S. companies, listing 492 companies from 47 countries with a global market capitalization of $7.8 trillion (as of 7/31/09).

 
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