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NYSE Euronext Announces Plan to Launch Board Education Program

-- Voluntary program encourages director education --

New York, March 9, 2011-- NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced its intention to launch a board education program designed to provide voluntary education for public and private company board members through its subsidiary Corporate Board Member. The NYSE Euronext Board Education Program will be offered to corporate directors, committee chairs and outside chairmen/lead directors as a flexible, yet comprehensive alternative to continuing education, and will provide information in the form of critical updates through an open content platform that will engage leading advocates, experts and other organizations through Corporate Board Member’s peer-based conferences, events, publications and online resources.

“The NYSE Euronext Board Education Program will be an open platform and will allow companies to take a convenient, proactive approach while encouraging their directors to be as informed as possible,” said Scott Cutler, Executive Vice President and co-head of U.S. Listings and Cash Execution, NYSE Euronext. 

TK Kerstetter, President of Corporate Board Member, said the Board Education Program will offer options that are both valuable and convenient for board members.   “Our goal is to prepare company boards for the current governance environment in which investor groups and others have been successfully calling for more accountability and transparency in the boardroom.”   However, Kerstetter notes that a uniform approach can be counterproductive, and today’s companies need educational programs that are customized to meet their particular needs. “A one-size-fits-all concept in board regulation or governance rankings cannot tell the whole story on how boards should address their education and effectiveness,” Kerstetter said.  “The NYSE Euronext Board Education Program will be flexible enough to meet the informational needs of all levels of board expertise.”

Corporate Board Member’s Board Education Program is intended for companies interested in establishing a more informed and effective board.

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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 Corporate Board Member
Corporate Board Member, a wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext, is the leading information resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, large private companies, and Global 1000 firms. The quarterly publication provides readers with decision-making tools to deal with the corporate governance challenges confronting their boards. Corporate Board Memberfurther extends its governance leadership through an online resource center, conferences, roundtables, and timely research. The magazine maintains the most comprehensive, up-to-date database of directors and officers serving on boards of publicly traded companies listed with NYSE Euronext, NYSE AMEX and The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc stock exchanges. www.boardmember.com.



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