New York, Dec. 11, 2006 –NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE: NYX) today announced that New York Stock Exchange listed securities have been ranked as having the world’s lowest overall cost of trading according to the second-quarter 2006 Global Trading Cost Analysis report by Elkins/McSherry, a State Street Company providing independent transaction cost analysis. Representing a detailed examination of equity transaction costs on 60 different exchanges around the world, Elkins/McSherry has the industry’s largest collection of global trading data, providing an objective view of institutional trade executions.
NYSE Offers the Lowest All-In Trading Costs in the World According to Elkins/McSherry Independent Report
“The NYSE is very pleased to lead all exchanges around the world as the lowest cost provider of transaction services for its listed companies,” said NYSE Group CEO, John A. Thain. “We will continue to be responsive to the trading community and find more ways to further strengthen our value proposition to the investors, customers and listed companies that make the NYSE the world’s largest and most liquid equities marketplace.”
“Elkins/McSherry takes great pride in developing useful and accurate reports that give institutional investors a clear understanding of the total transaction costs across today’s global trading venues,” said James Bryson, Elkins/McSherry Senior Managing Director. “Our Global Trading Cost Analysis report includes data from over 150 pension funds, investment managers, banks and brokerages with data compiled from over 700 global managers and 1000 brokers worldwide. We are focused on giving our customers valuable global benchmarks for determining their all-in trading costs with respect to a combination of commissions, fees and market impact for securities listed on all major trading venues around the world.”
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About NYSE Group, Inc.
NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE:NYX) operates two securities exchanges: the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) and NYSE Arca, Inc. (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. In the third quarter of 2006, on an average trading day, 2.2 billion shares, valued at $80.1 billion, were traded on the exchanges of the NYSE Group.
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 September 30, 2006, the operating companies listed on the NYSE represented a total global market capitalization of $23.0 trillion.
NYSE Arca operates NYSE Arca, Inc., 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, Inc. is also an exchange for trading equity options. NYSE Arca’s trading platforms 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.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this 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. NYSE Group undertakes no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.