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NYSE Euronext and Warsaw Stock Exchange Announce Strategic Partnership
Warsaw bourse to acquire state-of-the-art cash and derivatives trading platform provided by NYSE Technologies™ as part of a multi-year business partnership
  • Aims to strengthen WSE’s position as a regional hub for CEE
  • Brings the potential to open WSE products to NYSE Euronext’s SFTI connected community
  • Offers an order routing link to the leading market venue in the CEE region

New York, Paris and Warsaw, July 12, 2010 -- NYSE Euronext (NYX) and the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) today announced the establishment of a strategic, long-term cooperation agreement covering the development of future mutually-beneficial business initiatives and the migration of WSE markets to NYSE Technologies™ Universal Trading Platform. Financial terms were not disclosed.

As part of a multi-year commercial agreement, NYSE Euronext will provide WSE with the Universal Trading Platform for its cash and derivative markets. Both parties will explore new trading, market data and business development initiatives serving investors and issuers of a wide range of financial instruments. NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, will deliver the Universal Trading Platform and work with WSE to develop new IT-based opportunities in Poland and the Central and Eastern Europe region. This will build on the distribution capabilities of SFTI™ and further broaden the community of SFTI connected markets.

"NYSE Euronext welcomes this partnership with the Warsaw Stock Exchange, a regional leader that is well positioned for further growth and success, said Duncan L. Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext. I am thrilled that the WSE has selected NYSE Euronext at this critical point in its international strategy. We look forward to working together on this and other initiatives to benefit our respective markets, customers and stakeholders."

"The undertaking we are now starting with NYSE Euronext is, without any doubt, one of the most significant moves aimed at developing the WSE further as an international market place, said Ludwik Sobolewski, Chief Executive Officer, Warsaw Stock Exchange. It is a direct consequence of the strategy adopted and implemented by the WSE Board in recent years. We are at the very beginning as regards the strategic partnership, but this beginning comes at a very appropriate moment, complementing other, already much more advanced endeavours. "

Dominique Cerutti, President and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Euronext, said, "Our relationship with WSE goes back many years and we are excited to both further our partnership and to serve such an important role in its future success by applying our technology assets and expertise. WSE’s decision to use the NYSE Euronext Universal Trading Platform enables our partner to take full advantage of our investment in innovative exchange solutions and communications infrastructure."

Contacts:

NYSE Euronext
Rich Adamonis/New York -- 212.656.2140, Radamonis@nyx.com
James Dunseath/London -- +44 20 7379 2804, Jdunseath@nyx.com
Stephane
Flex/Paris -- +33 1 4927 1284, Sflex@nyx.com
Stephen Davidson/Investor Relations:  212-656-2183, Sdavidson@nyx.com

Warsaw Stock Exchange
Marcin Przeszłowski -- +48 605 470 665,
marcin.przeszlowski@wse.com.pl
Anna Wiśniewska, -- +48 607 774 060, anna.wisniewska@wse.com.pl

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.

About Warsaw Stock Exchange
Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) is the largest exchange in Central and Eastern Europe, and one of the most dynamically developing in recent years. Since 2006, WSE ranks among top European Exchanges as to the number of new companies and the value of IPOs. It operates regulated equities and derivatives markets and an alternative system –  NewConnect market for growth companies. WSE is also developing Catalyst - a market designed for issuers of corporate and municipal bonds. In addition, through its subsidiary, the Warsaw bourse runs a platform for treasury bonds. At the time of this announcement WSE is preparing for its own IPO and listing, planned for 4th Q 2010. For more information, please visit: http://www.wse.com.pl



Contact: Rich Adamonis
Phone: 212.656.2140
Email:  radamonis@nyx.com