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NYSE Euronext Celebrates 20 Years of Exchange Traded Product (ETP) Listing and Trading
-Celebrating the inaugural listing of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)-
-Paving the Way for ETP Innovation-

New York, January 29, 2013 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the inaugural listing of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE Arca: SPY) on January 29, 1993 and the significant growth and innovation of the Exchange Traded Product (ETP) industry since the landmark listing. In New York and Paris, NYSE Euronext executives and distinguished guests rang the Opening Bell while State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), executives rang the NYSE Closing Bell yesterday to celebrate the inaugural launch of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE Arca: SPY) in honor of the occasion.

“NYSE Arca is proud to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the SPY listing and extraordinary growth of the ETP industry,” said Laura Morrison, SVP, of Exchange Traded Products and Global Index Group. “We are proud of our leadership position in the ETP space and are committed to paving the way for issuers to bring innovative new products to the market in 2013 and beyond.”

SPY is the most traded equity security in the world by dollar volume and the largest Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) with nearly $125 billion in assets under management. Since the listing of SPY, over 1,450 ETPs have been listed in the U.S. representing over $1.38 trillion in assets and accounting for nearly 30% of all U.S. equity trading.  NYSE Arca continues to have the highest market share of any U.S. exchange in both exchange traded product listings and trading.

To further mark the celebration, NYSE Euronext launched a 20th Anniversary website featuring an interactive ETP timeline, videos, and additional information on the industry.

Click here to watch the video footage from today’s ETP anniversary opening and closing bell ceremonies posted on NYSE YouTube channel.

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Caption: ETP Founders and Guests ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on January 29, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Dario Cantatore/NYSE Euronext)

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Caption: Jim Ross, global head of SPDR Exchange Traded Funds of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), rings the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on January 29, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Hider NYSE Euronext)

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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 MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world’s 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:




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