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NYSE Lists 10 New iShares Dow Jones Subsector Index Funds
Tracking Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Aerospace & Defense, Construction and Other Sectors

NEW YORK, May 5, 2006 – The New York Stock Exchange announced 10 new iShares® products based on customized Dow Jones Subsector indexes began trading today.  Designed to provide investment results that correspond generally to the performance of the underlying specialty indexes as defined by the Industry Classification System (ICB), the iShares Dow Jones Subsector index funds are free-float adjusted market capitalization-weighted indexes.

“The addition of these products further demonstrates the NYSE Group’s commitment to becoming the market of choice for ETFs and other derivative products,” said John A. Thain, NYSE Group Chief Executive Officer.  “Our ongoing partnership with BGI has provided another opportunity to offer innovative investment options to a marketplace that has clearly shown an appetite for the diversification possibilities that ETFs represent.  We are proud to list and trade the majority of the growing iShares brand.”

Including today’s original listings, the NYSE Group now has 74 primary ETF listings, 69 of which are iShares.  Combined with 246 ETFs trading on an unlisted trading privilege basis (UTP), ETFs on the NYSE Group represent a 37% share of trading in the overall U.S. market so far in 2006. 

In addition, the NYSE Group expects to add 35 iShares primary listings as transfers from the American Stock Exchange in 2006.  The NYSE Group continues to expand its position as a leader in ETF listings and trading by offering more investment options and superior market quality.

iShares Dow Jones Subsector Index Funds:

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Index Fund
Dow Jones U.S. Select Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Index

IEO

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment & Services Index Fund
Dow Jones U.S. Select Oil Equipment & Services Index

IEZ

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Pharmaceuticals Index Fund
Dow Jones U.S. Select Pharmaceuticals Index

IHE

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Providers Index Fund
Dow Jones U.S. Select Health Care Providers Index

IHF

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices Index Fund
Dow Jones U.S. Select Medical Equipment Index

IHI

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Broker-Dealers Index Fund
Dow Jones U.S. Select Investment Services Index

IAI

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Insurance Index Fund
Dow Jones U.S. Select Insurance Index

IAK

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Regional Banks Index Fund
Dow Jones U.S. Select Regional Banks Index

IAT

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense Index Fund
Dow Jones U.S. Select Aerospace & Defense Index

ITA

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund
Dow Jones U.S. Select Home Construction Index

ITB

Nine of the 10 specialty indexes are classified according to three of the four ICB levels. Regional Banks is not part of the existing ICB structure but rather a customized group.

Please visit www.nyse.com/etfs for more information.

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 $22.9 trillion.  In the first quarter 2006, on an average trading day, over 1.7 billion shares, valued at over $65 billion, were traded on the NYSE. 

NYSE Arca operates 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.

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