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NYSE Euronext (NYX) Launches Inaugural Veteran Associate Program (VAP)

07/05/2012


On Thursday, July 5, veterans representing several branches of the U.S. Armed Forces will ring The Closing Bell to commemorate the launch of the NYSE Euronext Veteran Associate Program (VAP). The VAP provides veterans and veteran students meaningful, professional assignments over the course of 8 weeks at the New York Stock Exchange. To mark the occasion, Veteran Associate Participants to ring The Closing BellSM.

 Watch the video of the ringing.

NYSE Euronext is one of only a few financial services industries to implement a program specifically designed for military veterans. In addition to the VAP, NYSE Euronext is also committed to supporting our country’s veterans through the NYSE Euronext Foundation, NYSE Euronext Veteran Employee Resource Group, and NYSE Euronext Human Resources.

To mark the occasion, the following 15 veterans will ring The Closing Bell (click here for group photo):

Brian Baker, Morristown, NJ – U.S. Army
Richard Pereya, Harrison, NJ – U.S. Army
Lucas Mohr, Racine, WI – U.S. Army
James Dreiling, Aurora, CO – U.S. Army
Niney Chan, Queens, NY – U.S. Army
Kelsey Haskell, Sacramento, CA – U.S. Marine Corps
Manuel Aguilar, Rockaway, NJ – U.S. Marine Corps
Kimberly Taylor, Jersey City, NJ – U.S. Army
Matthew Pizzo, Manhattan, NY – U.S. Air Force
Mario Bonifacio, Fullerton, CA – U.S. Army
Jayson Browder, Manning, SC – U.S. Air Force
Eugenio Oliva, Manhattan, NY – U.S. Marine Corps
Todd Hendricks, Austin, TX – U.S. Navy
Sitney Bounpraseuth, Milwaukee, WI – U.S.  Air Force
Won Y Palisoul, Brooklyn, NY – U.S. Navy

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.