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PIMCO Celebrates Listing of Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund on NYSE Arca
NEW YORK, March 1, 2012 - NYSE Euronext (NYX) and PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, today celebrates the first day of trading of The PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) by ringing the Opening Bell simultaneously from PIMCO's headquarters in Newport Beach, CA, office and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The PIMCO Total Return ETF began trading today, Thursday, March 1, 2012 on NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext's fully electronic U.S. market, under the ticker symbol (TRXT).
 
"We welcome The PIMCO Total Return ETF to our exchange traded products suite and congratulate them on their continued efforts to meet the growing demand by market participants to trade actively managed ETFs. TXRT is their first actively managed ETF among the total of 17 PIMCO ETFs available to traders and investors listed and traded on NYSE Arca," said Laura Morrison, Senior Vice President of Global Index and Exchange Traded Products Group U.S. "We look forward to offering PIMCO and their clients with benefits of superior market quality, consultative services, and technology that our platform delivers to issuers and the ETF marketplace."
 
The PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) is designed to provide investors with another way to access PIMCO's Total Return strategy. For more information on the ETF, please visit: www.pimcoetfs.com
 
Please see links to photo and video to The NYSE Opening Bell® Ceremony below.
 
Link to NYSE Opening Bell Photo:
http://www.nyse.com/attachment/PIMCO_BELLPHOTO_3.1.12.jpg
 
Caption:
PIMCO rings The Opening BellSM simultaneously from its Newport Beach, CA Headquarters and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate its launch of the PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF).
 
Link to NYSE Bell Ringing Video Footage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spmh1byeCAw
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Background on Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest marketplace for Exchange Traded Products, and is the leading venue for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), Exchange Traded Vehicles (ETVs) and trading in Warrants and Certificates. NYSE Euronext's offering of these products gives investors access to regulated listings as well as fast and innovative trading tools to access liquidity. NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext's U.S. market for ETPs, has 1005 primary ETF and 76 primary ETV listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 203 ETNs and 56 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 592 ETFs for 690 listings and 43 ETVs for 75 listings with a total number of 635 ETPs for 765 listings across all European markets (figures include multiple NYX listings of the same instrument). In addition, as of December 2011, NYSE Euronext had a total of 16,800 Certificates and Covered Warrants for nearly 20,000 listings (figures include multiple NYX listings of the same instrument.) in its European markets.

About PIMCO 
PIMCO is a leading global investment management firm, with offices in 11 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1971, PIMCO offers a wide range of innovative solutions to help millions of investors worldwide meet their needs. PIMCO's goal is to provide attractive returns while maintaining a strong culture of risk management and long-term discipline. PIMCO is owned by Allianz S.E., a leading global diversified financial services provider.

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.

Disclaimer
NYSE Euronext and its affiliates do not recommend or make any representation as to possible benefits from any securities or investments, or third-party products or services. Investors should undertake their own due diligence regarding their securities and investment practices. This press release speaks only as of this date. NYSE Euronext disclaims any duty to update the information herein.
 
 


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