--First-of-a-Kind Suite of Products Serving Institutional and Retail Investors--
The New York Stock Exchange Introduces NYSE InfoToolsTM
--Free Pilot to Begin in June--
New York, May 8, 2006 – NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE: NYX) today announced that it has submitted a filing with the SEC for its NYSE InfoToolsTM suite of market data products. Designed to augment the growing informational needs of sophisticated institutional customers and retail investors, NYSE InfoTools gives investors unparalleled levels of transparency into the NYSE marketplace.
NYSE InfoTools offers investors the capability to actively monitor the composition of executed order flow in real-time and compare that with historic norms, making this product a one-of-a-kind information tool. By improving transparency and investors’ ability to assess NYSE market trends on a real-time, end-of-day and archived basis, NYSE InfoTools is a unique information product for in-depth trading volume analysis of the world’s largest and most liquid marketplace. The initial release of the InfoTools menu of products consists of:
ReTrac, or Retail Tracker, is available as a real-time datafeed providing investors the ability to identify retail share volume as it is executed on the NYSE and allowing investors to determine the amount of volume, on a stock-by-stock basis, that is attributable to retail order flow. The ReTrac end-of-day file contains a summary of that day’s ReTrac activity, and for each stock it further categorizes the retail volume into buys and sells.
ProTrac, or Program Tracker, is available as a real-time datafeed providing investors the ability to identify program trading share volume as it is executed on the NYSE and allowing investors to determine the amount of program trading volume, on a stock-by-stock basis, that is attributable to program trading order flow. The ProTrac end-of-day file contains a summary of that day’s program trading activity, and for each stock it further categorizes the program trading activity into the amount that was executed as part of index arbitrage program trading strategies from that of all non-index arbitrage program trading strategies.
For more information on NYSE InfoTools including pricing, vendors and product features, please visit http://www.nysedata.com/infotools.
About NYSE Group, Inc.
NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE:NYX) operates two securities exchanges: the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) and NYSE Arca (formerly known as the Archipelago Exchange, or ArcaEx®, and the Pacific Exchange). NYSE Group is a leading provider of securities listing, trading and market data products and services. The NYSE is the world’s largest and most liquid cash equities exchange. The NYSE provides a reliable, orderly, liquid and efficient marketplace where investors buy and sell listed companies’ common stock and other securities. Our listed operating companies represent a total global market capitalization of over $22.9 trillion. In the first quarter 2006, on an average trading day, over 1.7 billion shares, valued at over $65 billion, were traded on the NYSE.
NYSE Arca operates the first open, all-electronic stock exchange in the United States and has a leading position in trading exchange-traded funds and exchange-listed securities. NYSE Arca is also an exchange for trading equity options. NYSE Arca’s trading platform links traders to multiple U.S. market centers and provide customers with fast electronic execution and open, direct and anonymous market access.
NYSE Regulation, an independent not-for-profit subsidiary, regulates member organizations through the enforcement of marketplace rules and federal securities laws. NYSE Regulation also ensures that companies listed on the NYSE and NYSE Arca meet their financial and corporate governance listing standards.
For more information on NYSE Group, go to: www.nyse.com. Information contained on our website does not constitute a part of the prospectus relating to the proposed offering.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on NYSE Group’s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause NYSE Group’s actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the statements. There can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause NYSE Group’s results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: NYSE Group’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 Group’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 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 Group that the projections will prove to be correct. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.