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Euronext Amsterdam welcomes Rabobank Certificates
Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris – 27 January 2014 – The Amsterdam market of Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), today saw the launch of trading in Rabobank Certificates (ticker symbol: RABO).

The Rabobank Certificates are deeply subordinated investment products that enable investors to participate in Rabobank, an international financial service provider operating on a cooperative basis. The certificates represent participations issued via the Stichting Administratie Kantoor Rabobank Certificaten by Rabobank Nederland. The purpose of the listing is to make the Rabobank certificates, which were previously traded monthly on an internal market as Rabobank member certificates, available to a broader group of investors with the ability to trade on every trading day.

A total of 237,961,365 Rabobank Certificates have been admitted to listing and trading on Euronext Amsterdam.

Cees Vermaas, CEO of Euronext Amsterdam, said: “We are pleased to welcome Rabobank Certificates to our exchange, reopening the capital markets in a year that promises to be a turning point. The listing of these hybrid products demonstrates how Euronext’s public capital market can help organisations like the Rabobank to achieve their objectives.”

Anne Louise van Lynden, Head of Listing at Euronext Amsterdam, added the following: “Euronext wants to support organisations with a cooperative nature by use of different instruments and following alternative routes. Therefore we are delighted that we are able to help the Rabobank provide certificate holders with greater liquidity. We look forward to many years of continued cooperation and to providing the bank with the support it needs to achieve its objectives.”

In honour of this special occasion, a number of long-standing members and Rabobank Certificate holders took part in the gong ceremony that marks the opening of Euronext’s European markets. The gong was sounded by Cor Martens (86) from Castricum, former administrator at Hoogovens, and by Bert Veldman (60) from De Bilt, formerly employed as a biochemist in the cooperative compound feed industry. Both have been visiting the anual certificates holders meeting many times since 2000. For this reason they had the honour to open the trading day, also on behalf of the more than 125,000 Rabobank certificates holders. They were accompanied by among others Jaap Hazen, chairman of the managing board of the Stichting Administratiekantoor Rabobank Certificaten, the Euronext listing team, and Cees Vermaas, CEO of Euronext Amsterdam.

For more information:

Euronext Amsterdam
Alice Jentink
T: +31 20 550 4488
M: +31 (0)651 88 7210
ajentink@nyx.com 

Mediarelations Rabobank Groep
René Loman
T: 030 2162622
r.loman@rn.rabobank.nl

About Euronext
Euronext is the primary exchange in the Euro zone with over 1 300 issuers worth €2.2 trillion in market capitalization, an unmatched blue chip franchise consisting of 20+ issuers in the EURO STOXX 50® benchmark and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices.  Euronext also leverages its expertise of running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. Euronext operates Euronext regulated markets Alternext and the Free Market; in addition it offers EnterNext, which facilitates SMEs’ access to capital markets.  In 2013, through Euronext, more than €100bn was raised to finance the European economy.  Euronext is a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (ICE).

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About Rabobank Group
Rabobank Group is a Netherlands based, international financial services provider operating on the basis of cooperative principles with a predominant focus on providing all finance services in the domestic market. Internationally the Group's focus is on food and agriculture. In line with its cooperative roots, Rabobank Group is a cooperative bank, comprised of independent local Rabobanks, plus their central organisation Rabobank Nederland and its (international) subsidiaries. The organisation has approximately 59,500 employees (fte) worldwide and operates in 42 countries.

Rabobank Group has high credit ratings, awarded by international rating agencies Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Fitch and DBRS. In terms of Tier I capital, the organisation is among the top 30 largest financial institutions in the world. Internationally, the Rabobank Group operates specialised entities including De Lage Landen (leasing and vendor financing) and Rabo Real Estate Group (real estate management). For more information about the Rabobank Group go to www.rabobank.com