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15 iShares ETFs List on NYSE Arca
-First ETF Listings on NYSE Arca-
-NYSE Group the Largest Listing Market for iShares ETFs-

NEW YORK , Fri., Oct. 20, 2006 –NYSE Group, Inc. today announced that15 iShares exchange traded funds transferred from the American Stock Exchange and are now listed on NYSE Arca.  As the largest exchange for ETF trading, NYSE Arca continues to expand its presence in the ETF market with the addition of these primary ETF listings.

Like other securities listed on NYSE Arca, a Lead Market Maker has been assigned to each of these ETFs bringing together the speed and efficiency of an all-electronic market with the added value of a dedicated liquidity provider. In addition to these ETFs, 4 additional iShares Funds and one grantor trust are scheduled for transfer to NYSE Arca in the near future.

Including today’s new listings, NYSE Group will have 131 primary ETF listings, 90 of which are iShares.  Combined with the ETFs trading on an unlisted trading privilege basis (UTP), the NYSE Group handled 43% of all ETF shares traded in the U.S. market, the largest exchange liquidity pool for ETF trading through third-quarter 2006.  

IShares ETFs:

Fund Name

Symbol

iShares Russell 3000 Growth Index Fund

IWZ

iShares Russell 3000 Value Index Fund

IWW

iShares Russell 1000 Index Fund

IWB

iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund

IWF

iShares Russell 1000 Value Index Fund

IWD

iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund

IWM

iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund

IWO

iShares Russell 2000 Value Index Fund

IWN

iShares Russell 3000 Index Fund

IWV

iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund

EWA

iShares MSCI Austria Index Fund

EWO

iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund

EWC

iShares MSCI EMU Index Fund

EZU

iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund

EWG

iShares MSCI Mexico Index Fund

EWW

Please  click here for all ETFs listed on the NYSE.
Please  click here for all NYSEArca listings on the NYSE.

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 Sept. 30, 2006 , our listed operating companies represent a total global market capitalization of over $ 22.6 trillion. In the third quarter 2006, on an average trading day, almost 1.6 billion shares, valued at over $57.3 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.

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