Launch coincides with CEO forum and 220th anniversary of NYSE's founding
NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 - NYSE Euronext (NYX) today introduced the NYSE Century Club and the NYSE Century IndexSM. The NYSE Century Club recognizes companies that have realized success and contributed to economic and social progress for more than 100 years. In conjunction with the launch, CEOs from representative companies will participate in an inaugural forum on innovation and transformation at the NYSE today, which marks the 220th anniversary of the founding of the Exchange.
"The NYSE community includes hundreds of innovative and successful companies that for more than a century have undergone remarkable growth and transformation, created shareholder value and millions of jobs, and have shaped America and the world," said Duncan L. Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext. "The NYSE Century Club recognizes their achievements and contributions, and provides a forum for sharing experiences - creative thinking and discovery, risk-taking and renewal, and countless lessons learned - that will contribute to future success."
The NYSE Century IndexSM is designed to measure the performance of U.S. domiciled companies with a 100 year history that have been publicly traded for at least 10 years and have a market capitalization of at least $1 billion. Using a set of criteria that assesses a company's size and financial performance over a 10-year period, the index provides exposure to a diverse group of companies from nine major sectors. For a list of companies included in the index, please click here.
To celebrate the introduction of the NYSE Century Club and the launch of the NYSE Century IndexSM, CEOs from NYSE-listed companies included in the index will ring today's NYSE Closing bell.
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 MKT, 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. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.
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