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Brazilian Institute of Business Law to Host Book Launch at NYSE On June 11
“International Business Transactions with Brazil” Combines Views from Leading Brazil Experts

SAO PAULO/NEW YORK, June 6, 2008 – The Brazilian Institute of Business Law, IBRADEMP, will launch a new book, “International Business Transactions with Brazil”,  on the legal-, commercial- and business aspects of international financial transactions with Brazil at the NYSE on June 11 at 6 p.m.  

At the event, Daniel Kalansky, vice-president of the IBRADEMP, will launch the book. John Casale, Vice-President, NYSE Euronext will discuss the latest NYSE Euronext initiatives, specifically as they relate to Brazil . Cindy Powell, Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase & Co., will discuss new opportunities in Brazil following the country’s recent upgrades by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings.

International Business Transaction with Brazil is the first book of its kind congregating the views of leading experts on Brazil to explain the most frequently used international financial transactions with Brazil . The book has details on structuring transactions in Private Equity, IPOs, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Carbon Eurobonds, Derivatives, Credit, Project Finance, Arbitration, Recovery of Companies, Renewable Energy and Green Technology, among other subjects.

To attend this NYSE event, please contact:

Dagoberto De Souza
IBRADEMP - Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Empresarial
dagoberto@ibrademp.org.br
www.ibrademp.org.br
tel: 55 11 3255-0399

Background About Listings   from Brazilian Companies on NYSE Euronext markets:

  • The NYSE lists 32 companies from Brazil . The market capitalization for all Brazilian companies listed on the NYSE is $771 bn -- 70% of the Latin American total ($1.1 trillion.) 
  • NYSE Euronext has a strong relationship with Brazil , reflected by the deep liquidity and depth of trading in NYSE-listed companies from Brazil , and active retail investor participation in NYSE-listed Brazilian ADRs.    Brazilian NYSE listed stocks are some of the most traded among the emerging markets stocks.
  • Recently, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings upgraded Brazil  ’s credit rating to investment grade rating.
  • In 2007, NYSE-listed Brazilian companies listed stocks traded around 555 billion dollars, growing nearly 120% in relation to 2006.

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, includes 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 $ 30.9/ € 19.8 trillion in total global market capitalization (as of April 30, 2008 ), more than four times that of any other exchange group.  NYSE Euronext's equity exchanges transact an average daily trading value of approximately $161.9 / €106.9 billion (as of April 30, 2008 ), 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.

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