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NYSE Euronext welcomed by the Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong as its first special member
Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Paris, New York: 19 June 2012 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) is pleased to announce that it has joined the Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong (CSAHK) as its first special member. The CSAHK provides a platform for strengthening relationships with prominent market participants in the region and NYSE Euronext will be the first international exchange to join the Association.

The CSAHK represents 53 subsidiary mainland Chinese firms, including Chinese banks and securities and futures brokers. The CSAHK provides an important bridge between mainland regulators and financial services firms in China and Hong Kong.
 
“NYSE Euronext’s acceptance by the CSAHK as their first special member demonstrates how we are leading the way in connecting the capital market community through greater collaboration and dialogue. We are honored to be the first international exchange to share its expertise and support the development of the region,” said Cecelia Zhong,  Head of Greater China, NYSE Liffe, the global derivatives business of NYSE Euronext. “By deepening our dialogue and exchanging ideas with fellow members, we look forward to gaining essential insight that will enhance our relationships with key financial institutions and customers.”

“The CSAHK  is delighted to welcome NYSE Euronext as the Association’s first special member,” said Dr. Yim Fung, the Chairman of CSAHK. “By sharing our regional knowledge and leveraging the international networks and expertise of  NYSE Euronext, we look forward to working closely with the exchange in developing the Asian financial market.” 

NYSE Euronext has a large Asian customer base using its pioneering products and services. The exchange has identified Asia as a growth area and over the last few years, it has increased its footprint via a series of strategic alliances with leading market participants in the region. Extending the group’s physical presence, NYSE Euronext has opened several offices, including the expansion of its Hong Kong office in December 2011 which now includes the global derivatives business NYSE Liffe.
 
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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