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NYSE Announces 40 iShares® Transfers Begin Trading Today
Big Board Becomes the Largest Listing Market for iShares® ETFs

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2005 – The New York Stock Exchange announced today the immediate transfer of 40 iShares exchange traded funds to the NYSE from the American Stock Exchange. 

On July 20, 2005 Barclays Global Investors announced an agreement to transfer 61 iShares ETFs to the NYSE in three phases, over a two-year period.  Today’s landmark 40 listings represent the first of those phases, with an additional 16 following in 2006 and the final five in 2007.  By adding 40 iShares to the 19 existing NYSE-listed iShares ETFs, these transfers mark a significant step for the NYSE, making it the largest listing venue for the complete iShares list and a leader in overall ETF listings.  

“The Exchange is fully committed to expanding its presence in the growing ETF market and becoming the world’s foremost multi-asset class marketplace.  This first set of transfers clearly demonstrates our goal is becoming reality,” said NYSE CEO John A. Thain.  “We are proud to continue our strong partnership with BGI by bringing investors innovative and diverse investment vehicles.”   

The addition of these 40 products further strengthens the growing list of 22 NYSE-listed ETFs to 62 products, including GLD, DVY, TIP and the NYSE-based U.S. 100 and Composite Index funds, NY and NYC.  The Exchange also trades 47 ETFs on a UTP basis.  The New York Stock Exchange continues to build scale in the ETF arena by trading the most innovative ETFs, structured products and other derivative securities. 

iShares is a registered trademark of Barclays Global Investors, N.A. iShares Funds (including DVY, TIP, NY and NYC) are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. iShares are not sponsored, offered or sold by the New York Stock Exchange, Inc.  New York Stock Exchange, Inc. does not make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the iShares Funds.

Dow Jones
iShares Dow Jones U. S. Basic Materials Sector Index Fund
IYM
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Funds
IYK
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Services Fund
IYC
iShares Dow Jones Energy Sector Fund
IYE
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Sector Index Fund
IYF
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services Index Fund
IYG
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Sector Index Fund
IYH
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrial Sector Index Fund
IYJ
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
IYR
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Sector Index Fund
IYW
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Sector Index Fund
IYZ
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Total Market Index Fund
IYY
iShares DJ Transportation Average Index Fund
IYT
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Sector Index Fund
IDU
 
S&P
iShares S&P 1500 Index Fund
ISI
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Index Fund
IJH
iShares S&P MidCap 400/BARRA Growth Index Fund
IJK
iShares S&P 400/BARRA Value Index Fund
IJJ
iShares S&P 500 Index Fund
IVV
iShares S&P 500/BARRA Growth Index Fund
IVW
iShares S&P 500/BARRA Value Index Fund
IVE
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index Fund
IJR
iShares S&P SmallCap 600/BARRA Growth Index Fund
IJT
iShares S&P SmallCap 600/BARRA Values Index Fund
IJS
iShares S&P Europe 350 Index Fund
IEV
   
MSCI
iShares MSCI-Belgium
EWK
iShares MSCI-Brazil
EWZ
iShares MSCI-France
EWQ
iShares MSCI-Hong Kong
EWH
iShares MSCI-Italy
EWI
iShares MSCI-Japan
EWJ
iShares MSCI-South Korea
EWY
iShares MSCI-Malaysia
EWM
iShares MSCI-Netherlands
EWN
iShares MSCI-Singapore
EWS
iShares MSCI-Spain
EWP
iShares MSCI-Sweden
EWD
iShares MSCI-Switzerland
EWL
iShares MSCI-Taiwan
EWT
iShares MSCI-United Kingdom
EWU


Contact: Eric Ryan
Phone: 212.656.2411
Email:  eryan@nyse.com