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14 iSharesŪ ETFs Launch on NYSE Arca
NEW YORK , November 7, 2008 –-NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its fully-owned subsidiary NYSE Arca today began trading 14 iShares exchange traded funds (ETFs) on a listed basis, after the funds were successfully launched by Barclays Global Investors’ iShares.

Each of the 14 iShares ETFs mentioned below began trading on NYSE Arca this morning as an exclusive primary listing. 

Name and symbol of the 14 iShares ETFs Launching on NYSE Arca:

Security Name

ETF Trading Symbol

iShares S&P Short Term National Municipal Bond Fund
iShares Barclays Agency Bond Fund     
iShares S&P Target Date Retirement Income Index Fund 
iShares S&P Target Date 2010 Index Fund  
iShares S&P Target Date 2015 Index Fund  
iShares S&P Target Date 2020 Index Fund  
iShares S&P Target Date 2025 Index Fund 
iShares S&P Target Date 2030 Index Fund 
iShares S&P Target Date 2035 Index Fund  
iShares S&P Target Date 2040 Index Fund  
iShares S&P Conservative Allocation Fund 
iShares S&P Moderate Allocation Fund
iShares S&P Growth Allocation Fund   
iShares S&P Aggressive Allocation Fund  


The funds’ prospectuses and other fund information are available at the iShares website.  For more information, please visit:


Background on NYSE Arca-Listed ETFs and ETNs

Exchange traded products listed on NYSE Arca represent 61% of ETF and ETN assets under management in the U.S. , nearly $304 billion, the most of any exchange.  As the first fully electronic platform to utilize designated liquidity providers, NYSE Arca sets the national best bid and offer nearly 82% of the time, leading all U.S. exchanges.  NYSE Arca remains an established leader in the ETF and ETN marketplace offering investors some of the industry’s fastest and most innovative trading tools to access liquidity. Including today’s listings, NYSE Arca has477 primary ETF Listings.  Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 82 ETNs and 18 certificates and trades all other eligible ETFs on a UTP basis.


About Barclays Global Investors

Barclays Global Investors is one of the world's largest asset managers and a leading global provider of investment management products and services with more than 2,900 institutional clients and in excess of $2.0 trillion of assets under management as of June 30, 2008 . BGI transformed the investment industry by creating the first index strategy in 1971 and the first quantitative active strategy in 1979. BGI is the global product leader in exchange traded funds (iShares® exchange traded funds) with over 320 funds for institutions and individuals globally.

About NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext (NYX) is the world’s leading, most liquid and diverse exchange group. It offers a broad and growing array of financial products and services in cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions, all designed to meet the evolving needs of issuers, investors and financial institutions. Spanning multiple asset classes and six countries, NYSE Euronext’s exchanges include the New York Stock Exchange, Liffe, Euronext and NYSE Arca. With more than 6,500 listed issues, more than any other exchange group, trading on NYSE Euronext’s equity markets represents more than one-third of the world's cash equities volume. NYSE Euronext also manages the leading European derivatives exchange by value of 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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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 2007 (“document de référence”) filed with the French Autorité des Marchés
Financiers (Registered on May 15, 2008 under No. R. 08-054), 2007 Annual Report on Form
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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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