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Composite Index Sets New Closing High
NEW YORK, March 17, 2006 –The New York Stock Exchange Composite Index® (NYA)closed at a new high of 8271.59.  The previous closing high for the NYA was 8261.69 on March 16

 

Background:

The NYA is designed to measure the performance of all common stocks, ADRs, REITs and tracking stocks listed on the NYSE.  Reintroduced in 2003 with a new methodology and recalculated base value of 5,000, the NYA outperformed all major indexes in 2004 and 2005 while showing the lowest volatility in broad based indexes.  


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About NYSE Group, Inc.

NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE:NYX) operates two securities exchanges: the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) and NYSE Arca (formerly known as the Archipelago Exchange, or ArcaEx®, and the Pacific Exchange).  NYSE Group is a leading provider of securities listing, trading and market data products and services. 

The NYSE is the world’s largest and most liquid cash equities exchange.  The NYSE provides a reliable, orderly, liquid and efficient marketplace where investors buy and sell listed companies’ common stock and other securities.  Our listed operating companies represent a total global market capitalization of over $22.5 trillion.  In January and February 2006, on an average trading day, over 1.8 billion shares, valued at over $69 billion, were traded on the NYSE. 

NYSE Arca is the first open, all-electronic stock exchange in the United States and has a leading position in trading exchange-traded funds and exchange-listed securities.  NYSE Arca is also an exchange for trading equity options.  NYSE Arca’s trading platform links traders to multiple U.S. market centers and provide customers with fast electronic execution and open, direct and anonymous market access.

NYSE Regulation, an independent not-for-profit subsidiary, regulates member organizations through the enforcement of marketplace rules and federal securities laws.  NYSE Regulation also ensures that companies listed on the NYSE and NYSE Arca meet their financial and corporate governance listing standards.

For more information on NYSE Group, go to: www.nyse.com.  Information contained on our website does not constitute a part of the prospectus relating to any offering of NYSE Group, Inc. securities.

Important Information Regarding the Secondary Offering

A registration statement relating to NYSE Group, Inc. securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective.  These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time that the registration statement becomes effective.  Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement for more complete information about NYSE Group and this offering.  You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at www.sec.gov.  Alternatively, you may obtain a copy of the prospectus, when available, by contacting J. P. Morgan Securities Inc. at Addressing Department, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, Floor 5B, New York, New York 10081, addressing.services@jpmchase.com; Lehman Brothers Inc. c/o ADP Financial Services, Prospectus Fulfillment, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, monica_castillo@adp.com; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 4 World Financial Center, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10080, (212) 449-1000; or Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, 180 Varick Street, New York, New York 10014, prospectus@morganstanley.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements are based on NYSE Group’s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause NYSE Group’s actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the statements.  There can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.  Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause NYSE Group’s results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to:  NYSE Group’s ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk and U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NYSE Group’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change.  Accordingly, actual results may be materially higher or lower than those projected.  The inclusion of such projections herein should not be regarded as a representation by NYSE Group that the projections will prove to be correct. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.



Contact: Mirtha Medina
Phone: 212-656-6192
Email:  mmedina@nyse.com