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NYSE Arca Announces October Transfer Date for Fifteen iShares®
-First ETF Listings on NYSE Arca’s All-Electronic Market-

NEW YORK , September 27, 2006 - NYSE Arca, the first open, all-electronic stock exchange in the United States , today announced that Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a worldwide leader in exchange traded funds (ETFs), plans to transfer the listings of 15 of its iShares ETFs from the American Stock Exchange to NYSE Arca on October 20, 2006 .

"We are pleased to continue our successful partnership with BGI through the listing of 15 iShares on NYSE Arca joining the 75 iShares already listed on the NYSE," said John A. Thain, NYSE Group CEO.   "As our trading volume and growth in ETF listings clearly demonstrates, the NYSE Group is the destination of choice for these innovative and comprehensive products.”

The following iShares will be listed on NYSE Arca on October 20, 2006 :

iShares Russell 3000 Growth Index Fund (IWZ) 
iShares Russell 3000 Value Index Fund (IWW)
iShares Russell 1000 Index Fund (IWB)
iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund (IWF)
iShares Russell 1000 Value Index Fund (IWD)
iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM)
iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund (IWO)
iShares Russell 2000 Value Index Fund (IWN)
iShares Russell 3000 Index Fund (IWV)
iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund (EWA)
iShares MSCI Austria Index Fund (EWO)
iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund (EWC)
iShares MSCI EMU Index Fund (EZU)
iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (EWG)
iShares MSCI Mexico Index Fund (EWW)

Like other primary listed securities on the NYSE Arca exchange, these securities will have one Lead Market Maker assigned to maintaining a continuous two-sided quote inclusive of minimum quote standards.   The solicitation and assignment of NYSE Arca Lead Market Maker(s) for each these ETFs is expected to be completed shortly.

With the addition of these listings, the NYSE Group will have 121 primary ETF listings, 90 of which are iShares.  Combined with ETFs trading on an unlisted trading privilege basis (UTP), the NYSE Group handled 43% of all ETF shares traded in the U.S. market, the largest single exchange liquidity pool for ETF trading through second-quarter 2006.  

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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