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Rydex Investments Introduces Six New CurrencySharesSM on the NYSE
-Giving Investors Easy Access to More Global Currencies and Portfolio Diversification--
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NYSE Reaches a Milestone with 100 Original ETF Listings--

NEW YORK , June 26, 2006 – The New York Stock Exchange announced today that the latest additions to the CurrencySharesSM family of foreign currency-based exchange traded trusts began trading on the NYSE.  Representing units of fractional undivided beneficial interest in, and ownership of the trusts themselves, these products are based on the Australian Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Mexican Peso, Swedish Krona and the Swiss Franc.

Since listing in December 2005, the first CurrencyShares product, the Euro CurrencyShares (NYSE: FXE), has garnered over $600 million in assets, receiving the “Most Innovative ETF” award for the Americas at the 2006 Annual Global ETF Awards Dinner® and Conference.

“The NYSE Group is very pleased to add these new CurrencyShares listings as a complement to the highly successful Euro CurrencySharesSM product currently trading on the Exchange,” said Catherine R. Kinney, NYSE Group President and co-COO.  “We take great pride in making superior markets for innovative, award-winning products like FXE and the entire CurrencyShares family that offer investors the ability to diversify and expand their portfolios across multiple asset classes and currencies.”

“Financial professionals have taken advantage of the ability to access euro currency, while benefiting from consistent income distributions as a result of competitive euro currency interest rates,” said Tim Meyer , Rydex Investments ETF business line manager. “The fact that Euro CurrencyShares has quickly achieved more than $600 million in assets is testament to the demand for a currency-based exchange traded product.”

Created to reflect the price of the trust’s underlying currency, CurrencySharesSM are intended to provide institutional and retail investors with a transparent, cost-effective and easily accessible exchange traded product offering investment benefits similar to those of holding the individual currencies.

The addition of six new CurrencySharesSM brings the NYSE Group’s primary ETF listings to 100, of which seven are Rydex products.  Combined with 292 ETFs trading on an unlisted trading privilege basis (UTP), year-to-date the NYSE Group trades 38% of all ETF shares traded in U.S. market.

New Rydex CurrencyShares Listings

CurrencySharesSM Australian Dollar Trust

FXA

CurrencySharesSM British Pound Sterling Trust

FXB

CurrencySharesSM Canadian Dollar Trust

FXC

CurrencySharesSM Mexican Peso Trust

FXM

CurrencySharesSM Swedish Krona Trust

FXS

CurrencySharesSM Swiss Franc Trust

FXF

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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 $22.9 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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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 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other 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.

About Rydex
Rydex Investments continues to drive change in the financial industry by introducing investment products and services that challenge conventional thinking, empower investors and provide essential new options for uncertain market conditions.   Rydex manages $14 billion in assets via more than 60 mutual funds and exchange traded products.



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