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Price Weighting and Diversification Helps NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index Stay Ahead
-A 5.88% Increase in April 2007-

NEW YORK, June 6, 2007- NYSE Euronext today announced that through a combination of price weighting and a multi-industry approach to technology, the NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index maintained diversification and kept large-cap stocks from exhibiting outsized influence on Index returns.  As a result, the Index turned in a 5.88% gain for the month of April, and 6.77% year to date return as of April 30th.

The top 10 stocks in the Index by weight represent 24% of the Index’s total weight.  This is less than competing indexes which are market cap weighted, and typically have 40 – 60% of their index influenced by just 10 stocks.  In addition, the NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index uses a broader definition of technology to capture opportunities that don’t exist in the traditional tech sectors of computer hardware, software, internet and telecom.  The multi-industry approach recognizes technology is pervasive in biotech, healthcare and aerospace industries, just to name a few.

Top Ten Largest Weights:

Name

Symbol

Wgt

Performance%

Lockheed Martin Corp

LMT

3.17

-0.91

International Business Machines Corp

IBM

3.08

8.43

Apple Inc

AAPL

3.03

7.42

Genentech Inc

DNA

2.68

-2.59

DST Systems Inc

DST

2.46

3.79

Millipore Corp

MIL

2.37

1.88

Genzyme Corp

GENZ

1.96

8.81

Amgen Inc

AMGN

1.83

14.78

Novartis AG

NVS

1.78

6.33

Kla-Tencor Corp

KLAC

1.74

4.18

Top Ten April ‘07 Performers:

Name

Symbol

Wgt

Performance %

Medimmune Inc

MEDI

1.19

55.76

Cypress Semiconductor Corp

CY

0.61

23.02

First Data Corp

FDC

0.88

20.45

Linear Technology Corp

LLTC

1.03

18.46

Amgen Inc

AMGN

1.83

14.78

Xilinx Inc

XLNX

0.84

14.57

Texas Instruments Inc

TXN

0.98

14.19

St Jude Medical Inc

STJ

1.23

13.77

Juniper Networks Inc

JNPR

0.64

13.62

Lam Research Corp

LRCX

1.55

13.60


  “We are very pleased with the performance of the NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index,” said NYSE Euronext Senior Vice President, Exchange Traded Funds and Indexes, Lisa Dallmer. “The Index’s unique price weighting sets it apart from other indexes, offering more diversification surpassing others in its class.”

A widely recognized benchmark for the technology sector, the NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index with 25 years of history, tracks 100 technology-related common stocks and ADRs, all listed on U.S. exchanges.

The Index currently is licensed to the NYSE Arca Tech 100 ETF (symbol NXT), a series of the Ziegler Exchange Traded Trust.  Brian K. Andrew, President of Ziegler Exchange Traded Trust and Ziegler Capital Management, LLC, believes the Index has weathered market cycles well, “It is a 25 year old index, so there is real history for advisors to examine in various market environments, rather than broad back tested data.” Based on the Index, the NYSE Arca Tech 100 ETF’s unique multi-industry spectrum offers a diversified approach to technology investing and provides investors with access to growing and cutting edge companies. 

Currently, NYSE Group has 190 primary ETF listings and trade all other eligible ETFs on a UTP basis.  In first quarter 2007, NYSE Group handled 45% of all ETF shares traded in the U.S. market.  As the largest exchange group for ETF trading, NYSE Group is committed to offering investors the most innovative new investment options with superior pricing and market quality.

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext, a holding company created by the combination of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V., commenced trading on April 4, 2007 . NYSE Euronext (NYSE/New York and Euronext/Paris: NYX) operates the world’s largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services.  NYSE Euronext, which brings together six cash equities exchanges in five countries and six derivatives exchanges, is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data.  Representing a combined $28.5 trillion/€21.5 trillion total market capitalization of listed companies and average daily trading value of approximately $118.8 billion/€89.9 billion (as of February 28, 2007), NYSE Euronext seeks to provide the highest standards of market quality and integrity, innovative products and services to investors, issuers, and all users of its markets.

About Ziegler Capital Management, LLC
Ziegler Capital Management, LLC (ZCM) serves as investment advisor to Ziegler Exchange Traded Trust. The NYSE Arca Tech 100 ETF is a designated series of Ziegler Exchange Traded Trust, an open-end investment company. ZCM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Ziegler Companies, Inc. (symbol: ZGCO), a growth-oriented investment banking and investment services boutique. ZCM currently manages approximately $3.4 billion in fixed-income and equity assets, including $1.4 billion in mutual fund investments.

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