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NYSE Euronext Signs First Contract to Manage Three China Securities Indices

-First foreign company to oversee the calculation and administration of CSI indices-

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2012-- NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced that it has agreed with China Securities Index Co., (CSI) to manage the calculation of three of CSI’s indices: Overseas China Internet Index, Overseas China Consumer Discretionary Index and Overseas China Consumer Staples Index. Leveraging NYSE Euronext’s operational and listed products expertise, this new initiative represents a significant milestone for the global index services of NYSE Euronext to further expand its index offerings in the Asian region meeting the growing demand to track the performance in Chinese companies.

CSI, the first Chinese index customer, will use the global index services of NYSE Euronext for the maintenance, calculation and distribution of its index values and data for the Overseas China Internet Index, Overseas China Consumer Discretionary Index and Overseas China Consumer Staples Index. Through these three indices market participants can track a portfolio of stocks covering varying sectors of the Chinese economy using the real-time calculation and dissemination services provided by NYSE Euronext. Furthermore, Exchange Traded Products that track these indices are anticipated to list and trade on NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext’s all-electronic US trading platform.

Having CSI, one of China’s leading index providers, select NYSE Euronext’s Global Index Group as their index provider of choice is a testament to the growing momentum of our value in the indexing space,” said, George Patterson, Managing Director, Global Index Group. “This new relationship further underscores NYSE Euronext’s commitment to expand our index services to Asian markets and other key regions around the globe.”

For the methodologies for calculation of the Overseas China Internet Index, Overseas China Consumer Discretionary Index and Overseas China Consumer Staples Index, as well as more information on the indices, please visit the CSI website: http://www.csindex.com.cn/sseportal_en/csiportal/zs/indexreport.do?type=1

About CSI (China Securities Index Co., Ltd):

As a joint venture between the Shanghai Stock Exchanges and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the China Securities Index Company Limited (CSI) is a professional business entity specializing in the creation and management of indices and index-related services. The Board of Shareholders exercises the highest authority; the Board of Directors consists of 7 directors and 2 supervisors. CSI is dedicated to serving the capital market and promoting financial innovation relying on the information and technical advantages of the two exchanges. Focusing on the series of CSI indices, exchange indices and customized indices, CSI aims to become the leading index provider in China.

Background on NYSE Euronext’s Global Index Group:

With a collective portfolio of over 300 benchmark indices, NYSE Euronext is a leading provider of indices. NYSE Euronext develops proprietary indices to provide investors and issuers with benchmarks that measure performance of key segments of the world economy. NYSE Euronext indices are available to be licensed as the basis for tradable products, including Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), to be launched in the future. For more information on NYSE Euronext index services please visit: https://indices.nyx.com/

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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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