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NYSE Euronextís Alternext Welcomes Huacheng Real Estate - Second Chinese company to be listed on Euronextís markets -

NEW YORK/PARIS, 8 April 2008 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced the listing of Huacheng Real Estate, the second Chinese company to list on its Alternext Paris market. Huacheng Real Estate (ALHUA) raised €5 million through a private placement, allowing it to use the direct admission procedure on Alternext. The market capitalization of the company amounts to €165 million[1].

“We are very pleased to welcome Huacheng Real Estate on to Alternext,” said Jean-François Théodore, Deputy CEO, NYSE Euronext. “After China Corn Oil two weeks ago, Huacheng Real Estate is the second Chinese company to be listed on NYSE Euronext’s European markets. China represents a major development area for NYSE Euronext and our ambition is to continue with our strategy of attracting international companies from fast-growing countries on to our markets.”

“The listing of Huacheng Real Estate represents a new milestone in our company’s history,” commented Hang Feilong, founder and Chairman, Huacheng Real Estate. “We are very happy with the success of this listing and want to thank every qualified investor. This listing will allow us to further accelerate the growth of our company, in order to achieve our stated objective: becoming one of the Top 50 Chinese real estate developers within the next 5 years and one of the Top 10 within 10 years.”

Based in Shanghai , Huacheng Real Estate is one of the top hundred major real estate development companies in China . The Group focuses on middle range residential and street-level shops. The programs are usually located in emergent newly urbanized areas of major cities.

With about 260 employees the Group has realized a turnover of €35.1 million with a net result of €6.6 million during its fiscal year 2007 (07/01/2006  - 06/30/2007).

This listing is the 19th to take place on NYSE Euronext’s European markets since the beginning of the year, bringing the total amount of market capitalization represented by the companies listed to over €87 billion. Alternext now includes 122 listed companies, 8 of them from outside the Euronext area. Together, they have raised €1.61 billion[2]and their total market capitalization stands at 5.3 billion euros.

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About Huacheng Real Estate

Since 1985, The Huacheng Real Estate group, real estate promoter, operates on the multifamily housing market. The group is currently principally active in the Shanghai and East China region. The group’s mid-scale positioning is an ideal response to the current housing shortage in China and the political objectives of the Chinese authorities favoring middle class multifamily housing.

Huacheng Real Estate was granted a Grade I status, the highest status awarded by the Chinese Ministry of Construction, and is thus allowed to build the biggest real estate projects anywhere in China . With 21 real estate projects, the group totalise today 2, 242, 454 m² area for sale.

Huacheng’s objective is to rank among the 50 leading Chinese real estate promoters within five years. For more information about Huacheng Real Estate group, please visit www.huachengrealestate.com .

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 about NYSE Euronext, please visit www.nyseeuronext.com

About Invest Securities

INVEST SECURITIES is Huacheng Real Estate’s listing sponsor.

INVEST SECURITIES is an independent financial services company, and a full investment banking services provider that operates through two specialised entities : a Stockbroker, recognised as an Investment Services Provider (PSI) by the “ Banque de France” and the A.M.F. (Financial Market Authorities) and a member of NYSE Euronext, and a corporate services company dedicated to financial engineering for Small and Midcaps, which is also a EURONEXT ‘listing sponsor’, an AMF authorised ‘independent expert’, a recognized Equity Capital Markets and M&A transaction specialist. INVEST SECURITIES achieved 29 IPOs since July 2004 and raised more than 300 M€ for the year 2007. For more information about INVEST SECURITIES, please visit www.invest-securities.com

For more information:

 

NYSE Euronext (Paris)
Media Relations,
Tel: 33 (0)1 49 27 11 33

www.alternext.com

Invest Securities
Claude Breuil / Olivier Claret
Tel: 33 (0)1 44 88 77 88

cbreuil@invest-securities.com
oclaret@invest-securities.com

Huachang Real Estate
Alex Zhang  – Secretary of the Board

e-mail: zhangdong80@163.com

Ezra Communication
Nicole Roffé
Mobile: + 33 (0)6 60 06 16 45

e-mail: nroffe@ezracom.eu


[1]Based on reference price of €12.5.

[2]Including funds raised on the secondary market through capital increases and issuance of equity warrants, convertible bonds, etc.



Contact: Christiaan Brakman
Phone: 212-656-2094
Email:  cbrakman@nyx.com