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NYSE Euronext Announces 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders Vote Results

New York, April 27, 2012 – At the NYSE Euronext (NYX) annual stockholders’ meeting held on April 26, 2012:
  • 15 director nominees received a majority of votes cast, with an average approval rate of 86.48% of votes cast; Mr. Ricardo Salgado did not receive a majority of votes cast from stockholders,
  • Stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2012,
  • Stockholders approved on an advisory, non-binding basis, the Company’s executive compensation, and
  • Stockholders approved a stockholder proposal regarding the power of stockholders to call special meetings.

The Company’s Inspector of Elections, MacKenzie Partners, Inc., informed the Company of the following stockholder vote results:

  • The stockholders elected the following persons to the Board of Directors:

Director

For

Against

Abstain

Jan-Michiel Hessels (Chairman)

145,334,792

28,253,516

291,389

Marshall N. Carter (Deputy Chairman)

145,709,655

28,004,879

165,163

Duncan L. Niederauer (Chief Executive Officer)

155,151,377

18,571,050

157,270

Dominique Cerutti (President & Deputy Chief Executive Officer)

155,443,090

18,169,914

266,693

André Bergen

154,022,758

19,487,342

369,597

Ellyn L. Brown

145,528,328

28,050,088

301,281

Patricia M. Cloherty

154,160,624

19,438,966

280,107

Sir George Cox

155,232,316

18,363,840

283,541

Sylvain Hefes

145,349,888

28,214,180

315,649

Duncan M. McFarland

141,690,354

31,931,313

258,030

James J. McNulty

141,295,171

32,316,336

268,190

Robert G. Scott

155,451,861

18,166,016

261,820

Jackson P. Tai

153,167,734

20,454,071

257,892

Rijnhard van Tets

155,376,807

18,209,389

293,501

Sir Brian Williamson

140,332,161

33,290,476

257,060

  • Mr. Salgado did not receive a majority of the votes cast; his totals are set forth below. As part of the requirements of the Company’s bylaws, Mr. Salgado tendered his resignation to the Board.  After due consideration, the Board accepted Mr. Salgado’s resignation.

Director

For

Against

Abstain

Ricardo Salgado

79,913,060

93,625,591

341,046

  • The following table lists the vote results for the remaining proposals:

Proposal

For

Against

Abstain

Ratification of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2012

213,287,739

1,642,853

857,839

Non-binding advisory vote on a Company proposal to approve executive compensation

98,613,748

74,365,917

900,032

Stockholder proposal regarding the power of stockholders to call special meetings

102,917,646

68,639,988

2,322,063

In addition to the figures provided above, there were 41,908,734 broker non-votes for each of the proposals with the exception of the ratification of auditors, which had zero.

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.nyse.com.

Disclaimer and Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning NYSE Euronext's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on NYSE Euronext's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause NYSE Euronext's results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: NYSE Euronext's ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk and U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NYSE Euronext's 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers. In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. Accordingly, actual results may be materially higher or lower than those projected. The inclusion of such projections herein should not be regarded as a representation by NYSE Euronext that the projections will prove to be correct. This press release speaks only as of this date. NYSE Euronext disclaims any duty to update the information herein.
 
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