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NYSE Euronext Completes Acquisition of Wombat Financial Software
-Broadens NYSE Euronext’s Global Customer Base and Commercial Technology Offerings-
-Launches NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions-

New York , March 7, 2008 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced the closing of its $200 million acquisition of Wombat Financial Software (Wombat), the technology innovator and world leader in market data management solutions, as previously announced on January 14, 2008.   Wombat will join TransactTools as part of the newly formed NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions division.

“On behalf of all my colleagues, we welcome the Wombat team to the NYSE Euronext family,” said Duncan L. Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext.  “Wombat, together with TransactTools, positions NYSE Euronext as a global leader in providing integrated commercial technology solutions for financial services firms and other markets.  This is a rapidly growing sector of our business, and we look forward to providing our customer base with a comprehensive array of commercial technology solutions that include new connectivity tools, smart order routing, data management and direct market access.”

NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions will provide seamless high performance trading across asset classes, global geographies and time zones and a common end-to-end platform for accessing liquidity in any market.   We combine the highest-performing enterprise software for financial connectivity (TransactTools) along with market-leading data management and distribution (Wombat), and the network and facilities infrastructure of the world’s leading markets (SFTI).

Wombat, which was founded in 1997 and has offices in the U.S., U.K. and Japan, offers a high speed market data and messaging platform with direct connection to markets that facilitates large volume, low latency data management and integration.

Today’s NYSE Opening BellSM celebrated the completion of the transaction and the introduction of Wombat Financial Software as part of NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions. 

Additionally, click here to access a NYSE Euronext webcast on this announcement, which includes comments by: Larry Leibowitz, Group Executive Vice President & Head of U.S. Execution and Global Technology; Sam Johnson, CEO of TransactTools; Danny Moore, CEO of Wombat.

 

 

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) operates the world’s leading and most liquid exchange group, and seeks to provide the highest levels of quality, customer choice and innovation.  Its family of exchanges, located in six countries, include the New York Stock Exchange, the world's largest cash equities market; Euronext, the Eurozone's largest cash equities market; Liffe, Europe's leading derivatives exchange by value of trading; and NYSE Arca Options, one of the fastest growing U.S. options trading platforms.  NYSE Euronext offers a diverse array of financial products and services for issuers, investors and financial institutions in cash equities, options and derivatives, ETFs, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions.  NYSE Euronext's nearly 4,000 listed companies represent a combined $30.5 trillion/€20.9 trillion in total global market capitalization (as of Dec. 31, 2007 ), more than four times that of any other exchange group.  NYSE Euronext's equity exchanges transact an average daily trading value of approximately $141 billion/€103 billion (as of Dec. 31, 2007 ), which represents more than one-third of the world's cash equities trading.  NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index.  For more information, please visit www.nyx.com.

About Wombat Financial Software
Wombat enables limitless connectivity to the global markets through the world's most advanced high speed market data infrastructure, the Wombat Market Data Platform. With offices in the US , UK and Japan , Wombat software underpins automated market-making systems, electronic-trading floors and tick-capture platforms in financial institutions around the world. The Wombat platform includes Wombat Feed Handlers, providing sub-millisecond connectivity to more than 150 direct exchange and aggregated vendor feeds; DART Entitlements, providing market data compliance, analysis and reporting services; Wombat Middleware, enabling high speed, multi-protocol messaging throughout the enterprise; and Wombat Acumen, offering analytical event processing for the capital markets. For more information, visit www.wombatfs.com.

TransactTools
TransactTools is a wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext:NYX) and provides financial markets and market participants with an open, low latency, and neutral platform for global trading connectivity that improves liquidity and reduces risk.  The synergistic high performance environment, software and network facilitate DMA trading and market data dissemination between market centers, traders and third party service providers.  Firms can access liquidity globally through a single technology platform with extremely low latency. The combination of the SFTI connectivity backbone with the transaction management capabilities of TCM 6 provides a flexible platform for services from the physical layer up through message routing and translation, monitoring, configuration and market data dissemination.  Providing core technology to 17 of the 20 largest securities firms in the world, in addition to providing communications infrastructure to hundreds of other firms, TransactTools is the leading provider of connectivity for the largest global liquidity pool. For more information, visit www.nyse.com/transacttools.

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