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Barclays Capital Opens Specialist Unit on NYSE Amex Options
New York, April 21, 2009 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced that Barclays Capital has expanded its presence on NYSE Amex options by becoming a new member firm on the recently re-launched NYSE Amex options trading floor.  Barclays’ new unit joins its existing market making business units on NYSE Arca options and NYSE Amex options as well as its equities-based Designated Market Maker (DMM) business unit on the NYSE.

“We welcome Barclays Capital to the new NYSE Amex options trading floor,” said James Hyde, Vice President, NYSE Amex options.  “We believe that adding another distinguished firm like Barclays further demonstrates our commitment to maintaining the best markets for customers by utilizing the strengths of our proven open outcry marketplace and trading floor community.”

NYSE Euronext offers customers two unique platforms to trade U.S. options with reliability, transparency and efficiency: NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex.  Together, these options exchanges present a compelling dual market structure with the choice of price-time priority on NYSE Arca options or the traditional market-maker model and expanded array of services of NYSE Amex options.    

For more info and a video tour of the new trading floor, please see the link below: http://www.nyse.com/amexoptions

 

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is the world’s most diverse exchange group, offering a broad and growing array of financial products and services in Europe and the United States that include cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions.  With over 8,000 listed issues globally, NYSE Euronext's equities markets -- the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext, NYSE Arca, and NYSE Amex -- represent nearly 40% of the world's cash equities trading volume, the most liquidity of any global exchange group.  NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world’s second largest derivatives business by value of trading.  NYSE Euronext offers comprehensive global commercial technology, connectivity, and market data products and services through its innovative trading solutions unit, NYSE Technologies.  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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Contact: Eric Ryan
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