New York, May 10, 2012 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced that NYSE Amex LLC, the self regulatory organization, will be renamed NYSE MKT LLC effective May 14, 2012, subject to SEC filing. NYSE MKT is the premier U.S. equities market for listing and trading of small growth companies. NYSE MKT’s associated options market will continue to do business under the name NYSE Amex Options.
“NYSE MKT is a fully integrated trading venue within the NYSE Euronext community and the new name reinforces that fact,” said Scott Cutler, EVP and Co-Head of U.S. Listings and Cash Execution at NYSE Euronext. “The venue is dedicated to growth-oriented companies in the U.S., and we continue to enhance the platform to best meet the needs of these clients.”
NYSE MKT leverages the NYSE’s advanced and innovative market model to offer a premier venue for listing and trading the stocks of small companies. The venue utilizes the trading, connectivity and routing technologies of the NYSE platform and offers superior price discovery, liquidity and reduced trading volatility. Listed companies benefit from issuer-selected Designated Market Makers (DMM) that utilize world-class NYSE trading systems to discover and improve prices, dampen volatility, add liquidity and enhance value. In addition, NYSE MKT-listed companies gain access to the brand visibility and are eligible for the issuer services enjoyed by the NYSE Euronext community.
“Our relationship with NYSE Euronext as an NYSE MKT-listed company has been truly valuable to our business and our shareholders,” said W. Barry Gilbert, Chairman and CEO of IEC Electronics Corp. “This name change makes it even more apparent that we are a part of the world’s leading exchange group.”
Effective May 14, 2012, the following indices will be renamed:
As of December 31, 2011, there were more than 450 issuers listed on NYSE MKT. In 2011, 30 new listings and 4 transfers joined the platform. Year to date in 2012, 8 new listings have joined NYSE MKT, including: Radiant Logistics, Inc (RLGT), GigOptix, Inc. (GIG), Alderon Iron Ore Corporation (AXX) and NovaCopper Inc. (NCQ).
Companies seeking to list on NYSE MKT are required to meet one of the following standards:
1. $750,000 pre-tax income; $3 million market value of public float; $3 minimum price; $4 million stockholders equity
2. $15 million market value of public float; $3 minimum price; 2 year operating history; $4 million stockholders equity
3. $50 million market capitalization; $15 million market value of public float; $2 minimum price; $4 million stockholders equity
4. $75 million market capitalization; or (at least $75 million in total assets and $75 million in revenues); $20 million market value of public float; $3 minimum price
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets — the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex (to be renamed NYSE MKT), NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca — represent one-third of the worlds equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.
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