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NYSE Euronext U.S. Options to Begin Trading Options on LinkedIn Friday, May 27
-NYSE Amex Options Named as Primary Exchange for LNKD options-

New York, NY – May 26, 2011 –   NYSE Euronext is pleased to announce the listing of options contracts on LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on its two distinct options exchanges, NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex options.  The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) has designated NYSE Amex Options as the primary market for all LNKD options.  Trading will begin Friday, May 27, 2011.

NYSE Amex Options has designated Integral Derivatives as the Specialist and Citadel Securities as the e-Specialist for LNKD options while NYSE Arca Options has assigned Timber Hill as the Lead Market Maker.

Additionally, NYSE Arca Options has designated LNKD to be in the Additional Expiration Months Pilot Program, providing a broader spectrum of contract dates to manage investment risk.   Options on LNKD will trade on the February cycle with the initial months being June, July, August, September and November 2011, and February 2012.  Initial strike prices will range from 50 to 140.

NYSE Euronext offers customers two unique platforms to trade U.S. options with reliability, transparency and efficiency: NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex options.  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.    

 

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 Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.

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Contact: Eric Ryan
Phone: 212.656.2411
Email:  eryan@nyx.com