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Barclays Global Investors Launches Five iShares S&P Global Sector ETFs on the NYSE
NEW YORK, Thur., Sept. 21, 2006 – The New York Stock Exchange announced today that the latest additions to the iShares® family of exchange traded products, five new Barclays Global Investors iShares S&P Global Sector ETFs began trading on the Big Board. 
Fund Name Symbol
iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Sector Index Fund
iShares S&P Global Consumer Staples Sector Index Fund
iShares S&P Global Industrials Sector Index Fund
iShares S&P Global Utilities Sector Index Fund
iShares S&P Global Materials Sector Index Fund

We are proud to add these new iShares listings and to grow our partnership with Barclays Global Investors,” said John Thain, NYSE Group Chief Executive Officer. “These products further solidify the NYSE Group’s strong placement in the growing ETF market and our commitment to offering investors the most diverse mix of products with the highest level of market quality.”

Including today’s original listings, the NYSE Group now has 106 primary ETF listings, 75 of which are iShares.  Combined with 303 ETFs trading on an unlisted trading privilege basis (UTP), through the second quarter the NYSE Group handled 43% of all ETF shares traded in U.S. market.

Please click here for all ETFs listed on the NYSE.

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. On June 30, 2006 , our listed operating companies represent a total global market capitalization of over $ 22.6 trillion. In the second quarter 2006, on an average trading day, almost 1.8 billion shares, valued at over $68.5 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 provides 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.

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this article 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.


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