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WSE Conducted First Trading Session on the New Trading System UTP
-The first trading session using the new trading system, Universal Trading Platform (UTP), took place on 15 April 2013.
-Trading proceeded correctly according to the new session schedule and the session opening and closing was uninterrupted.
-During the first session, the total value of trading in shares was PLN 752.8 million and investors made 54 744 transactions in total.

Warsaw - 16 April 2013 – Trading during the first session on the new trading system UTP proceeded correctly and according to the new session schedule: the session started on 15 April 2013 at 9:00 for the cash market and at 8:45 for the derivatives market; the session closed at 17:05 on both markets.

“The first session without interruptions proves that more than two years of joint efforts of the Exchange, brokerage houses and all other institutions present on the Polish capital market have brought very good results. Now we have to retain high efficiency of the system and focus our efforts on its business opportunities. I wish to thank everyone involved in the project, both at the Exchange and among the market participants,” said Adam Maciejewski, President and CEO of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

I would like to congratulate WSE on their first day of trading on NYSE Euronext’s UTP. Their effort and cooperation in working with the NYSE Technologies team was crucial to yesterday’s success in delivering a platform that supports the domestic and international strategy of WSE,” said Dominique Cerutti, President and Deputy CEO of NYSE Euronext. “Having made a significant investment in the UTP and the Secure Financial Transactions Infrastructure (SFTI®), WSE will benefit from our leading trading platform and global network that meets the complex demands of today’s and tomorrow’s markets. Following our successful technology collaborations, we look forward to exploring future opportunities premised on our exchange partnership to further benefit the capital markets community.”

At the end of the session, 1 882 instruments were listed on the WSE and WIG covered 347 companies. Total value of trading on the first day’s session was PLN 752.8 million.

The new system UTP has replaced Warset which was in operation on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 17 November 2000. At the end of the first session using the previous trading system, the WSE listed 352 financial instruments and WIG covered 121 companies. Total value of trading was PLN 134.4 million.



First session in Warset (17.11.2000)

First session in UTP (15.04.2013)

Number of listed instruments


1 882

Number of transactions

14 854

54 744

Number of WIG companies



Value of trading (shares)

PLN 134.4 M

PLN 752,8 M

Volume of trading (futures)

5 958

46 368

The implementation of the new trading system engaged over 100 partners including the WSE, 58 brokerage houses – Exchange Members, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF), the Central Securities Depository of Poland (KDPW),  KDPW_CCP, BondSpot and several dozen exchange data vendors.

More information on the WSE’s new trading system:


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The Warsaw Stock Exchange is the biggest securities exchange in Central and Eastern Europe. The WSE organises trading on one of the most dynamically growing capital markets in Europe. The WSE operates a regulated market of shares and derivative instruments and the alternative stock market NewConnect for growing companies. The WSE is developing Catalyst, a market for issuers of corporate and municipal bonds, as well as commodity markets. Since 9 November 2010, the WSE is a public company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. For more information visit

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:

About NYSE Technologies
A division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies provides broadly accessible, comprehensive connectivity and transaction capabilities, data and infrastructure services, and managed solutions for a range of customers requiring next-generation performance and expertise for mission critical and value-added trading services. NYSE Technologies offers a diverse array of products, services and solutions to: the Buy Side, including order routing, liquidity discovery and access to a community of over 630 Broker-Dealers and execution destinations globally; the Sell Side, including high performance, end-to-end messaging software and innovative market data products delivered on the world's largest, most reliable financial transaction network; and Market Venues and Exchanges, including multi-asset exchange platform services, managed services and expert consultancy. With offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, NYSE Technologies offers advanced integrated solutions for the global capital markets community, earning the ability to power trading operations for many of the world's best financial institutions and exchanges. For additional information visit:

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