On Friday, August 10th executives and guests of English soccer club, Manchester United, Ltd., will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to commemorate the company’s initial public offering. Manchester United will begin trading today on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “MANU.”
In honor of the occasion, Manchester United executives will ring The Opening BellSM.
Watch the video of the ringing.
-- Commemorates first day of trading with Opening Bell and Soccer-themed event in NYSE Experience Square --
--Astroturf lines NYSE trading floor and facades of NYSE Euronext markets light up in red--
To highlight today’s listing, NYSE Euronext will bring the Manchester United soccer experience to the NYSE:
- NYSE façade will be adorned with a large Manchester United banner
- NYSE façade, along with facades of NYSE Euronext markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris, were illuminated in Manchester United’s team color, red, the evening of 8/9
- Astroturf will line the NYSE trading floor leading from the bell podium to Manchester United’s designated market maker, GETCO Securities
- NYSE trading floor community will sport Manchester United soccer jerseys
- Soccer-themed event in NYSE’s Experience Square will feature a goal shooting contest and skills challenge for NYSE employees and the trading floor community
- Youth soccer group will participate in freestyler activities in Experience Square with soccer coaches
About Manchester United (NYSE: MANU)
Manchester United is the world’s most popular football club, with an estimated 659 million fans and followers and was recently named by Forbes magazine as the most valuable sports club in the world. Founded in 1878, the Club has won a record 19 English league championships to add to its record 11 English FA Cups, 3 European Cups, 1 European Cup Winners' Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup and 4 English League Cups. Its Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is the most successful manager in British history. Off the field, the Club enjoys similar success with record turnover for a British club and the highest operating profit levels in world football.