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NYSE Euronext Leads U.S. Exchanges in ETF Trading in 2007
-261ETF and ETN primary listings on NYSE Arca representing 56% of Assets Under Management-
-Sets the National Best Bid and Offer 85% of the time, more than any other exchange-
-10 new ETF and ETN Issuers-

New York, Jan. 3, 2008 –NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) today announced that on Dec. 31, 2007, it completed the previously announced transfer of all ETFs and ETNs from the NYSE to NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext’s fully electronic U.S. listing and trading platform. In 2007, NYSE Arca added 105 new ETFs and 17 new ETNs to its roster of primary listings, including a record 101 IPOs.   Additionally, NYSE Arca established ten new issuer relationships with ETF and ETN sponsors that had notpreviously listed product on NYSE Arca. For the full-year 2007, NYSE Arca was the primary listing exchange of choice with a total of 261 ETFs and ETNs listed.

“By setting the National Best Bid and Offer nearly 85% of the time and by leading U.S Exchanges in ETF Trading by handling 41% of volume, NYSE Arca continues to hold a leadership position in the growing ETF space, fulfilling a goal we identified as an essential component of NYSE Euronext’s multi-asset class growth strategy,” said Senior Vice President, Exchange Traded Funds and Indexes, Lisa Dallmer. “Through NYSE Arca’s advanced technology and proven Market Maker structure, we look forward to continuing to offer investors, product sponsors and market professionals the most compelling value proposition on a global scale in 2008 and beyond.”

In 2007, iShares, the U.S. market leader in ETF assets under management, chose NYSE Euronext as the primary listing exchange for the expansion of its first-of-a-kind suite of fixed-income ETFs, the iShares® Lehman bond funds.   Followed by the ground-breaking HealthSharesTM family of vertically defined healthcare ETFs, NYSE Arca added the CurrencySharesSM Japanese Yen Trust, which joined the seven existing NYSE Arca listed currency-focused product innovations offered by Rydex Investments.   Van Eck’s environmentally focused Market Vectors – Global Alternative Energy ETF listing was another pioneering product offered to investors through NYSE Arca.   

Tracking the performance of approximately 100 U.S.-listed securities, PowerShares introduced the first ETF based on technical analysis in the Dorsey Wright Technical Leaders™ Index, the PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders™ Portfolio.    In the last quarter of the year, WisdomTree listed its 33rd product on NYSE Arca, the WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund, and Vanguard, one of the largest investment management companies in the U.S., listed their first funds on NYSE Arca with the launch of three new unique Mega Cap 300 ETFs.    Also in 2007, the NYSE Arca Tech 100 ETF, a widely recognized benchmark for the technology sector, became the first ETF to IPO on NYSE Arca when it listed on Mar. 28.

As an operator of six exchanges in five countries, NYSE Euronext’s growing global footprint offers listed issuers increased global access to investors and superior visibility.

For more information and data on NYSE Arca listed ETFs and other products, please visit: http://www.nyse.com/etfs.

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 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 $30.3 trillion/€21.3 trillion total market capitalization of listed companies and average daily trading value of approximately $139 billion/€103 billion (as of September 30, 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. NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 and S&P 100 indexes.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning NYSE Euronext's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on NYSE Euronext's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause NYSE Euronext's results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: NYSE Euronext's ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk and U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NYSE Euronext’s reference document for 2006 ("document de référence") filed with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Registered on June 6, 2007 under No. R.07-0089), 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, and other periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers. In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. Accordingly, actual results may be materially higher or lower than those projected. The inclusion of such projections herein should not be regarded as a representation by NYSE Euronext that the projections will prove to be correct. This press release speaks only as of this date. NYSE Euronext disclaims any duty to update the information herein.



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