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NYSE Liffe U.S. Named ‘Exchange of the Year’ by Risk Magazine
-Industry Recognition of the Exchange’s Innovative Trading and Clearing Model –
-Highlighting the Exchange’s Strategic Vision and Rapid Customer Acceptance -

New York, Jan. 12, 2012 – NYSE Liffe U.S., the U.S. futures exchange of NYSE Euronext (NYX), today announced it was named ‘Exchange of the Year’ by Risk Magazine in its 2012 Risk Awards. Less than a year after introducing its suite of interest rate futures contracts, NYSE Liffe U.S. has built a competitive exchange platform offering a unique combination of industry-leading technology, capital and operational efficiencies, and ground-breaking innovation. With a product portfolio that includes futures on precious metals, MSCI indices, US Treasuries, Eurodollars and the recently announced DTCC GCF Repo Index contracts, NYSE Liffe U.S. offers value and efficiency through innovative products and services.

“It’s an honor to be named ‘Exchange of the Year’ by Risk Magazine. We are grateful to be recognized by such a respected industry publication. This award acknowledges the value of our innovative trading and clearing model and our culture of customer focus to deliver effective competition to the US Futures market,” said Thomas F. Callahan, CEO, NYSE Liffe U.S. "As we look forward to further success in 2012 with new products and continued growth, we sincerely thank our customers and partners for their outstanding support.”   

Risk Magazine, which celebrates its 25th year in 2012, performed a lengthy due diligence process in finalizing the Risk Awards that included assessing risk management, liquidity provisions, quality of service, client satisfaction and engagement with regulatory issues. Please click here for more information on the 2012 Risk Awards and NYSE Liffe U.S. as ‘Exchange of the Year.’

Please click here  for the “Thanks a Million” video launched when NYSE Liffe U.S. reached one million in open interest on December 12, 2011.

About NYSE Liffe U.S.
A unit of NYSE Euronext, NYSE Liffe U.S. is a joint venture with six leading market participants, Citadel Securities, DRW Ventures LLC (an affiliate of DRW Trading Group), GETCO, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and UBS.  It is a global, multi-asset class futures exchange trading a diverse range of products, including Eurodollar and U.S. Treasury interest rate products, a suite of MSCI-based futures and liquid precious metals contracts. Interest rate futures listed on NYSE Liffe U.S. benefit from the powerful operational and capital efficiencies achieved through New York Portfolio Clearing (NYPC).  NYPC delivers unique capital efficiencies achieved by calculating margin requirements based on the total risk within a portfolio of both cash bonds and derivatives combined with a streamlined delivery process allowing for the seamless netting of futures and cash securities. NYSE Liffe U.S. utilizes the proven LIFFE CONNECT® trading platform designed and maintained by NYSE Technologies that matched more than 4 million contracts per day on the NYSE Liffe markets in Europe in 2011. The exchange offers a wide range of global connectivity options allowing members to transact on the platform in a highly cost-efficient manner.

Contact: Eric Ryan
Phone: 212-656-2411