-Final 109 Issues Bring Total Options Contracts to 1,941-
NYSE Arca Options Completes Platform Rollout
-Initial Launch to Finished Rollout in Nine Weeks-
NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2006 – The NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE: NYX) today announced the migration of the final 109 options issues to the NYSE Arca Options platform, completing the system’s phased-in rollout of 1,941 total issues that began on Aug. 7, 2006. With 22 firms participating in a market making capacity, investors benefit from NYSE Arca Options’ superior functionality, speed and transparency coupled with its highly competitive pricing structure, creating one of the world’s most cost-effective options trading venues.
“The introduction of NYSE Arca Options represents a significant step in the fulfillment of the NYSE Group’s goal of becoming a one-stop marketplace for a broad range of products and services,” said John A. Thain, NYSE Group CEO. “This platform delivers on our promise of creating a system that provides distinct value to the options market, demonstrates strategic growth to our shareholders, and furthers our mission of becoming the world’s preeminent multi-asset class marketplace.”
The newly-developed NYSE Arca Options system provides automatic executions for customer and broker dealer orders as well as a low cost venue for both Lead Market Makers and Market Makers to stream quotes from the trading floor or remotely. Blending price-time priority with Lead Market Maker participation, NYSE Arca Options includes expanded and innovative order types, along with greater transparency and reliability.
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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.
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