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NYSE Euronext Expands Issuer Services with NYSE Connect, Online Social Community for Listed-Company Executives
 
Complemented by Several Innovative Digital Networking, Information Sharing and Commercial Platforms

-- NYSE Connect:  the first exchange-powered, private online network for listed issuers
-- NYSE Alliance Network:  a unique online retail marketplace for employees of listed companies
-- NYSE Profile of the Week: a web-based showcase for listed company news, highlights and events

NEW YORK , June 3, 2009 NYSE Euronext (NYX) today unveiled the launch of NYSE Connect, an innovative online community exclusively for executives of NYSE-and NYSE Amex-listed companies. The announcement of this new listed-issuer platform coincides with the launch of two other innovative web-based offerings — the NYSE Alliance Network, and Profile of the Week — designed to provide unique benefits to listed company management and employees and add to NYSE Euronext’s growing portfolio of value-added issuer products and services.   These new digital offerings complement other issuer services launched by NYSE Euronext in recent months such as the NYSE Market Access Center (MAC ).

        “Our customers want new pathways to access information and share ideas, to connect with stakeholders and to drive incremental business and revenue,” said Joe Mecane, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, US Execution, NYSE Euronext.  “Our new service introductions address those interests and enhance our issuer services platform.  Our goal is to leverage technology and information for the benefit of our world class family of listed companies, providing this community  a content rich forum, advanced networking capabilities and new commercial opportunities that are unrivaled by any other marketplace.”   

  • NYSE Connect -- New collaborative forum for NYSE-listed company executives to stay connected, share best practices and ideas

NYSE Connect, a private online community built exclusively for NYSE- and NYSE Amex-listed company executives, is being developed in conjunction with Passenger, a Los Angeles-based leader in creating and managing private online communities that drive user advocacy and insight. The first of its kind among exchanges, NYSE Connect provides NYSE- and NYSE Amex-listed company executives faster access to market information and economic reports via webcasts, surveys and blogs, while also enabling them to collaborate with peers by sharing ideas and best practices. 

“In a collaborative marketplace, static information isn’t enough,” said Scott R. Cutler, EVP, and Head of Listings, Americas , NYSE Euronext.  “Building upon current data and information assets, listed company management can now communicate online via NYSE Connect, which offers unprecedented access to essential information, people, and capital in a high-level, exclusive forum.”

NYSE Connect will feature private webcasts and live chat sessions as well as online polls and surveys that enable NYSE-listed company executives to form collective views and opinion on industry best practices, current news and issues, in addition to engaging in dialogue with top analysts, the NYSE and peers. 

“We are thrilled to serve the NYSE on this groundbreaking initiative to create a private online community,” said Steve Howe, Chief Executive Officer, Passenger.  “NYSE Connect represents an exciting opportunity for Passenger and the NYSE to work together to foster innovation, connection and collaboration among NYSE listed companies.”

NYSE Connect -- New collaborative forum for NYSE-listed company executives to stay connected, share best practices and ideas

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  • NYSE Alliance Network -- Online marketplace for companies to sell their products and services to employees of other listed companies at an attractive loyalty discount.  

The NYSE Alliance Network is an online resource where NYSE- and NYSE Amex-listed companies can market products and services to employees of other NYSE- and NYSE Amex-listed companies at a loyalty discount.  “The NYSE Alliance Network gives our listed companies an important new, complimentary benefit to listing on our market,” said Mr. Cutler. “The ability to leverage our listed-company base, which includes many of the world’s leading brands, coupled with best-in-class technology will give our listed company community unparalleled access to a wide variety of products and services.”

In the NYSE Alliance Network, NYSE-listed companies will be able to open up new markets and generate new revenue streams while benefiting their employees at the same time. Employee discounts of up to 20% will be available through the network. NYSE Euronext is launching the new service in partnership with a leading e-commerce expert that manages employee loyalty programs for more than 25 million employees through some 25,000 affiliated merchants.  

For more information on the NYSE Alliance Network, go to: www.nysealliancenetwork.com

 

  • NYSE Profile of the WeekA web-based visibility program that aggregates information and delivers proprietary market data previously not available to investors.

NYSE Profile of the Week is an investor-friendly online resource that showcases one NYSE-listed company per week and enables companies to self-publish data, investor relations information and marketing messages in a multi-media player on the NYSE Euronext corporate website. The interactive tool is available on the homepage of NYSE Euronext, www.nyx.com which attracts nearly two million unique visitors per month and serves as a highly visible venue to showcase a listed company’s stock, products and services.   Information and materials presented by featured listed companies will be available for convenient access and retrieval after that first week.   General Electric will be the first company featured, followed by other NYSE-listed companies in the following weeks.

 

NYSE Contacts:

Media:                Christiaan Brakman, 212.656.2094, cbrakman@nyx.com

Issuer services:   Theresa Molloy, 212. 656.2848, tmolloy@nyx.com

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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