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NYSE Technologies Launches Order Routing DirectSM Connectivity Service
-Utilizes Patent-Pending Technology to Enhance Point-to-Point FIX Connectivity-

New York, July 20, 2010 - NYSE Technologies, the global commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, today announced the launch of Order Routing DirectSM, its new, fully-managed point-to-point order routing service.  Order Routing Direct uses patent-pending network technology that allows customers to seamlessly connect directly via FIX protocol with their trading counterparties and doesn’t require routing back to a centralized hub.

“Order Routing Direct provides our customers with fully-managed connectivity, broad FIX compatibility and revolutionary network technology to directly connect to any of the more than 650 broker dealers and 600 buy-side firms in the NYSE Technologies Marketplace community,” said Scott Fitzpatrick, Vice President, NYSE Technologies Marketplace.   “We recognize that some customers have specific trading requirements that are not fully supported by the traditional hub-and-spoke service model used around the industry.   By coupling that model with Order Routing Direct, NYSE Technologies has become the only provider to offer customers the value of two complementary connectivity services.”

Order Routing Directoffers support for every trading workflow using the FIX protocol standard.   With unparalleled technology and NYSE Technologies white glove client service and support, Order Routing Direct provides a fast solution for on-boarding trading destinations.  This point-to-point service features enhanced recovery, troubleshooting, redundant and resilient solution support, enhanced network routing, and the ease of compatibility with any infrastructure.  With direct access to the more than 1,200 participants in the NYSE Technologies Marketplace community, Order Routing Direct eliminates the need to coordinate with multiple networks and service providers.   Additionally, current Marketplace customers can use this service with no changes to their existing infrastructure.

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About NYSE Technologies
A division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies provides comprehensive transaction, data and infrastructure services and managed solutions for buy-side, sell-side and exchange communities that require next-generation performance and expertise for mission critical and value-added client services.   This division operates four units: the Global Connectivity unit, offering one of the world's largest, most reliable financial transaction networks connecting firms and exchanges worldwide; the Trading Solutions unit, which creates and implements high performance, end-to-end messaging software and real-time market data distribution and integration products; the Exchange Solutions unit, which provides multi-asset exchange platform services, managed services and expert consultancy; and the Global Market Data unit, which offers a broad array of global market information products covering multiple asset classes.   With offices across the U.S. , Europe, and Asia , NYSE Technologies' advanced integrated solutions for a wide range of services has earned the ability to power the trading operations of global financial institutions and exchanges. For additional information visit:

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