NEW YORK, November 9, 2007 – NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) today announced that WisdomTree Trust will complete the transfer of all of its NYSE-listed exchange traded funds (ETFs) to the NYSE Arca listing and trading platform.
WisdomTree Completes the Transfer of NYSE-Listed ETFs to NYSE Arca
The following ETFs will transfer prior to the opening of trading on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 :
WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund DES
WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund DLN
WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund DON
WisdomTree Dividend Top 100 Fund DTN
WisdomTree International Basic Materials Sector Fund DBN
WisdomTree Europe Total Dividend Fund DEB
WisdomTree Europe High-Yielding Equity Fund DEW
WisdomTree International Consumer Cyclical Sector Fund DPC
Initiated by specialist firms and undertaken in conjunction with issuers, NYSE Group concluded that the most efficient and industry-preferred market structure for listing and trading ETFs is the NYSE Arca platform, which utilizes dedicated liquidity providers in the form of Lead Market Makers (LMMs). This model, which requires LMMs to maintain certain performance obligations for all NYSE Arca listed securities, benefits investors and issuers with consistent liquidity and reduced volatility. NYSE Group believes that offering a single, harmonized platform for listing and trading ETFs will further improve efficiencies and market quality.
NYSE Arca’s all-electronic platform is the single largest public liquidity pool for ETFs in the U.S. and presents a compelling value proposition for all market participants. So far in 2007, NYSE Arca handled 42.3% of all ETF shares traded in the U.S, representing an average daily volume of approximately 216.36 million shares per day.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext, a holding company created by the combination of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V., commenced trading on April 4, 2007 . NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) operates the world’s largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext, which brings together six cash equities exchanges in five countries and six derivatives exchanges in six countries, is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data. Representing a combined $30.3 trillion/€21.3 trillion total market capitalization of listed companies and average daily trading value of approximately $146.6 billion/€108.9 billion (as of September 30, 2007), NYSE Euronext seeks to provide the highest standards of market quality and integrity, innovative products and services to investors, issuers, and all users of its markets.
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This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning NYSE Euronext's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on NYSE Euronext's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause NYSE Euronext's results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: NYSE Euronext'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 Euronext’s reference document for 2006 ("document de référence") filed with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Registered on June 6, 2007 under No. R.07-0089), 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, and other periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers. 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 Euronext that the projections will prove to be correct. This press release speaks only as of this date. NYSE Euronext disclaims any duty to update the information herein.
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