-NYSE Group Markets Have 196 Primary ETF Listings, including 19 HealthShares-
HealthShares Orthopedic Repair ETF Lists on NYSE Group
New York, July 13, 2007–NYSE Euronext subsidiary, NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE Euronext: NYX) today announced that the HealthShares Orthopedic Repair exchange-traded fund, sponsored by XShares, began trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol HHP. The 19th HealthShares™ product to list on the Exchange, the HealthShares Orthopedic Repair ETF is based on an index comprised of U.S. and foreign common stocks involved in the manufacturing, distribution, and commercialization of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and regenerative medicine for the treatment of bone, cartilage, tendon, muscle, ligament, maxillofacial and dental elements.
“NYSE Euronext welcomes back XShares with the addition of the another innovative investment vehicle,” said NYSE Group Senior Vice President, Exchange Traded Funds and Indexes, Lisa Dallmer. “Today’s listing continues our strong alliance with XShares and further demonstrates NYSE Euronext’s dedication to bringing some of the most uniquely conceived and designed funds to our markets, where we consistently set the industry standard in technology and market quality.”
Including today’s listings, NYSE Group markets have 196 primary ETF listings and trade all other eligible ETFs on a UTP basis. In the first half of 2007, NYSE Group handled 43% 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.
For more information and data on NYSE Group listed ETFs and other products, please visit: http://www.nyse.com/etfs.
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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 Euronext: 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 in six countries, 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 $30.8 trillion/€22.8 trillion total market capitalization of listed companies and average daily trading value of approximately $127.0 billion/€94.0 billion (as of June 29, 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.
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