-NYSE Group Markets List 199 ETFs-
iShares® S&P World ex-U.S. Property Index Fund ETF Lists on the NYSE
-125th iShares ETF to list on NYSE Group-
NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2007 –NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) today announced that iShares®S&P World ex-U.S. Property Index Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol WPS . iShares S&P World ex-U.S. Property Index ETF is designed to track the performance of the S&P/Citigroup BMI World ex-U.S. Property IndexTM.
“Today we are pleased to add the 125th iShares ETF to NYSE Group’s roster of almost 200 ETFs,” said NYSE Euronext Senior Vice President, Exchange Traded Funds and Indexes, Lisa Dallmer.
“Our alliance with iShares reinforces NYSE Euronext’s commitment to maintaining a strong presence in the ETF marketplace.”
Including today’s listings, NYSE Group markets have 199 primary ETF listings and trade all other eligible ETFs on a UTP basis. In first half of 2007, NYSE Group handled 43% of all ETF shares traded in the U.S. market. As the largest liquidity pool for ETF trading, NYSE Group is committed to offering investors the most innovative new investment options with superior pricing and market quality.
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