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NYSE Euronext Sponsors MAVA’s Capital Connection Conference 2008 In Support of Mid-Atlantic Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs
BALTIMORE/NEW YORK, May 16, 2008 – The New York Stock Exchange, a subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) has agreed to be the key sponsor of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA)’s Capital Connectionssm 2008 conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Mid-Atlantic region is home to numerous high-quality public, private and leading growth companies, including publicly-traded, NYSE-listed Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA). Panel discussions at the conference will feature presentations by public companies such as Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) and prominent venture professionals such as Ed Mathias, Managing Director at The Carlyle Group and co-chair of Capital Connection 2008.

“We are proud to be a sponsor of MAVA’s Capital Connection 2008, featuring late stage companies representing more than $1.5 billion in revenue and growth in excess of 30% annually,” said Robin Weiss, SVP and Head of Investment Banking Services, NYSE Euronext.

Held on May 27th and 28th, the Capital Connection 2008 conference gives private equity and banking professionals insight into more than 50 pre-screened companies, affording unique networking and financing opportunities. Up to 20 “later-stage” companies will discuss their experiences in securing funding, building their businesses, and increasing investor value. The companies were chosen on their strong business models, performance metrics, industry impact and demonstrated growth. These companies generate annual revenues from $30 million to $1 billion.

Media contacts:

Media interested in NYSE Euronext’s involvement in the VC industry or IPOs on NYSE Euronext markets, please contact Christiaan Brakman at 212.656.2094 or  For further information about or interview requests with MAVA, please contact Agnes Stevens, Communications, MAVA, 919.417.0858 or

Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA):

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association represents private equity and venture capitalists with investment interests in the mid-Atlantic. Founded in 1986, MAVA provides a wide range of programs, information and forums designed to facilitate quality deal flow, encourage collaboration, and foster relationships with entrepreneurs and investors in order to promote private equity investment.  Membership includes more than 500 venture capital professionals representing nearly 125 firms with collectively more than $100 billion in capital under management. In addition, more than 250 key professional services firms from the legal, financial, executive search and consulting fields are also MAVA members. For more information, please visit

Capital Connection is a registered service mark of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA).

About NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext (NYX) operates the world’s leading and most liquid exchange group, and seeks to provide the highest levels of quality, customer choice and innovation.  Its family of exchanges, located in six countries, includes the New York Stock Exchange, the world's largest cash equities market; Euronext, the Eurozone's largest cash equities market; Liffe, Europe's leading derivatives exchange by value of trading; and NYSE Arca Options, one of the fastest growing U.S. options trading platforms.  NYSE Euronext offers a diverse array of financial products and services for issuers, investors and financial institutions in cash equities, options and derivatives, ETFs, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions.  NYSE Euronext's nearly 4,000 listed companies represent a combined $ 30.9/ € 19.8 trillion in total global market capitalization (as of April 30, 2008), more than four times that of any other exchange group.  NYSE Euronext's equity exchanges transact an average daily trading value of approximately $161.9 / €106.9 billion (as of April 30, 2008), which represents more than one-third of the world's cash equities trading.  NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index.  For more information, please visit

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Contact: Christiaan Brakman
Phone: 212-656-2094