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NYSE Introduces the First Indexes Based on NYSE-Listed IPOs and Spin-Offs
Indexes Tracking Unique Growth of New Listings on the NYSE

NEW YORK , Oct. 9, 2006 – NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE: NYX) announced the recent launch of the NYSE IPOX Composite (NYSE: IPO.ID) and NYSE IPOX U.S. Indexes (NYSE: IPY.ID), which provide investors with transparent and systematic exposure to recent initial public offerings (IPOs) and spin-offs listed on the NYSE.  Based on a modified market capitalization weighted methodology measuring the average performance of domestic and international new issues, the NYSE IPO Indexes employ unbiased entrance and exit rules based on the index methodology designed by IPOX Schuster LLC.  This rules-based methodology permits index constituents to enter the index after six trading days and exit after 1000 trading days, resulting in a benchmark of growth companies that meet the NYSE’s stringent listing standards.

In 2006, brand leaders meeting the NYSE’s listing requirements such as MasterCard Incorporated, Burger King Holdings, J. Crew Group, Qimonda AG, Ameriprise Financial Inc. and Morton's Restaurant Group made public market debuts on the NYSE. Total IPOs listed on the NYSE year to date represent a market capitalization of more than $100 billion.

“We are very pleased to introduce two new indexes that allow investors to track the performance of newly-listed companies as they begin trading on the Exchange,” said NYSE Group President and Co-COO, Catherine R. Kinney. “We created these indexes to serve as benchmarks that satisfy investors’ appetite for enhanced information products and to provide investors with unique insight into this specific segment of the NYSE’s $22.6 trillion family of listed companies.”

About NYSE IPOX Composite and NYSE IPOX U.S. Indexes:
The NYSE IPOX Composite Index, as of Sept. 29, 2006 , tracks 161 IPOs with a market cap of more than $500 billion. This includes U.S. common stocks and ADRs listing on the NYSE in connection with an IPO or spin-off on the New York Stock Exchange. The NYSE IPOX U.S. includes only U.S.-based common stocks, excluding REITs, Limited Partnerships and other similar securities.   As of Sept. 29, 2006 , the NYSE IPOX U.S. tracks 142 IPOs with a market cap of $324 billion.

Using the same unbiased methodology, both indexes use a maximum weighting of 10% for the largest constituents and measure the average performance of domestic and foreign new listings. Index components are dynamically reconstituted to accurately reflect overall IPO and spin-off activity on the Exchange.  The base date for both indexes is Aug 31, 2006  .

For additional information on the indexes and their components, please visit:
www.nyse.com/indexes

IPOX® is a registered/pending trademark of IPOX Schuster LLC. IPOX IPO Indexes and Derivatives (patent pending).

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. On June 30, 2006 , our listed operating companies represent a total global market capitalization of over $ 22.6 trillion. In the second quarter 2006, on an average trading day, almost 1.8 billion shares, valued at over $68.5 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 provides 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 the proposed offering.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this article 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.



Contact: Stephanie Scotto
Phone: 212.656.4896
Email:  sscotto@nyse.com