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Bear Stearns Lists BearLinx Alerian MLP Select Index ETN on the NYSE
- NYSE listed companies represent 87% of the Weighting of the Alerian Select MLP Index -

-8th ETN to list on the NYSE-


NEW YORK  , July 20, 2007 –NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX ) today announced that Bear Stearns (NYSE: BSC) issued their first Exchange Traded Note (ETN), the BearLinx Alerian MLP Select Index ETN on the NYSE, under the ticker symbol BSR.  The BearLinx Alerian MLP Select Index ETN is based on the Alerian MLP Select Index whose components are publicly listed energy MLPs engaging in the exploration, marketing, mining, processing, production, storage or transportation of any mineral or natural resource.

“We are pleased to have Bear Stearns list their first Exchange Traded Note on the NYSE,” said NYSE Group Senior Vice President, Exchange Traded Funds and Indexes, Lisa Dallmer.   “The BearLinx Alerian MLP Select Index ETN gives investors exposure to the most prominent energy master limited partnerships and further solidifies NYSE Euronext’s commitment to add more groundbreaking products to our roster.”

With 25 of the 37 components in the Alerian MLP Select Index listed on the NYSE, the BearLinx Alerian MLP Select Index ETN’s top five companies by weight include, Enterprise Product Partners (NYSE: EPD), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP), Plains All American Pipeline Partners (NYSE: PAA), Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP) and TEPPCO (NYSE: TPP ).

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