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6 Northern Exchange Traded Shares (NETS™) ETFs Begin Trading on NYSE Arca
NEW YORK , October 27, 2008 –-NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its fully-owned subsidiary NYSE Arca today began trading 6 Northern Exchange Traded Shares (NETS ™) Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) after the group transferred over from the NYSE Alternext US (former American Stock Exchange).

Each of the 6 Northern (NETS ™)   ETFs, mentioned below, began trading on NYSE Arca this morning as an exclusive primary listing. 

Northern Trust is a leader in the ETF marketplace, offering 16 foreign index based ETFs.  

About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust, a multibank holding company based in Chicago , has a growing network of 85 offices in 18 U.S. states and has international offices in 13 locations in North America , Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2007 , Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$4.1 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$757.2 billion. Northern Trust, founded in 1889, has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining high-touch service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit http://www.northerntrust.com.

Name and ticker symbol of the 6 Northern Nets ETFs moving to NYSE Arca from NYSE Alternext US :

 

DAX

NETS DAX Index Fund (Germany )

JNB

NETS FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index (South Africa )

LDN

NETS FTSE 100 Index Fund (United Kingdom )

SGT

NETS FTSE Singapore Straits Times Index Fund

ITL

NETS S&P/MIB Index Fund (Italy )

AUS

NETS S&P/ASX 200 Index Fund (Australia )

 

The funds’ prospectuses and other fund information are available at the Northern Trust website.

For more information, please visit: www.netsetfs.com.

 

Background on NYSE Arca-Listed ETFs and ETNs

Exchange traded products listed on NYSE Arca represent 59% of ETF and ETN assets under management in the U.S. , nearly $353 billion, the most of any exchange.  As the first fully electronic platform to utilize designated liquidity providers, NYSE Arca sets the national best bid and offer nearly 83% of the time, leading all U.S. exchanges.  NYSE Arca remains an established leader in the ETF and ETN marketplace offering investors some of the industry’s fastest and most innovative trading tools to access liquidity. Including today’s listings, NYSE Arca has 318 primary ETF listings   (16 of which are Northern Trust ETFs).   Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 79 ETNs and 17 certificates and trades all other eligible ETFs on a UTP basis. 

 

About Northern Nets

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS ) is a provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust, a multibank holding company based in Chicago , has a growing network of 85 offices in 18 U.S. states and has international offices in 13 locations in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. As of 30 September, 2008, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$3.5 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$652.4 billion. Northern Trust, founded in 1889, has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining high-touch service and expertise with innovative products and technology.

 

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; NYSE Liffe, the company’s U.S. futures business 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, futures and derivatives, ETFs, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions. As the world’s largest exchange group by number of listings and market capitalization, NYSE Euronext is home to more than 6,500 listed issues (as of Oct. 1, 2008) with total global market capitalization more than four times that of any other exchange group. The average daily trading value of NYSE Euronext's equity exchanges represent 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 and free real-time stock prices for all NYSE-listed securities, please visit www.nyx.com.

 

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