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NYSE Euronext Joins as Sponsor of the USA National Pavilion

2009. 16 July

( Beijing, New York and Shanghai, July 16, 2009 – The USA National Pavilion organizers today announced that NYSE Euronext (NYX) will be an exclusive sponsor of the USA National Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The announcement comes on the eve of the official groundbreaking ceremonies for the USA Pavilion in Shanghai.

Frank Lavin, Board Member of the USA Pavilion Committee, said, “We are thrilled that NYSE Euronext, a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies, has chosen to partner with the USA National Pavilion to highlight its commitment to China and the Shanghai Expo.”

“Joining many of our listed company partners, we are proud to support the 2010 Shanghai World Expo as a sponsor of the USA Pavilion,” said Duncan L. Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Euronext. “China is a focal point of our company’s global vision and we welcome the opportunity to showcase our role in helping enterprises from China and around the world access capital markets to build better cities and better lives.”

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo will be held from May 1 through October 31, 2010 with a projected 70 million attendees, 95% of whom are expected to come from Mainland China. This will be China’s first role as host of a world expo, and already over 190 nations have committed to participate. At over 60,000 square feet, the USA National Pavilion will be one of the largest pavilions at the Expo. It will showcase American culture, values, and businesses in China’s most dynamic city, while at the same time celebrating the friendship and cooperation between the U.S. and China. The Official groundbreaking ceremonies for the USA National Pavilion are scheduled to take place in Shanghai on Friday, July 17, 2009.

In accordance with U.S. legal requirements, the USA Pavilion is being operated through a non-profit organization. The entity, Shanghai Expo 2010 Inc., is co-chaired by Ellen R. Eliasoph and Nick S. Winslow. The U.S. Department of State is prohibited by U.S. federal law from spending appropriated funds in international expositions. Therefore, U.S. private sector participation is essential to raise the necessary funds to design, build and operate the USA National Pavilion.

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 more than 8,000 listed issues, NYSE Euronext's equities markets -- the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext, NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex -- represent nearly 40 percent of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business 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, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500. For more information, please visit:

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning NYSE Euronext’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on NYSE Euronext’s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.

Factors that could cause NYSE Euronext’s results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: NYSE Euronext’s ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk and U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NYSE Euronext’s reference document for 2008 (“document de référence”) filed with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Registered on April 28, 2009 under No. R. 09-031), 2008 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers. In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. Accordingly, actual results may be materially higher or lower than those projected. The inclusion of such projections herein should not be regarded as a representation by NYSE Euronext that the projections will prove to be correct. This press release speaks only as of this date. NYSE Euronext disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

For more information:

Rich Adamonis
NYSE Euronext
Tel: 212-656-2140

Damon Huo
Xinhua Finance
Tel: (8610) 6310 0088-811 Fax: (8610) 6310 0066

Ms. Jessica Li / Ms. Page Wang
Ruder Finn Public Relations, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 5383 1188 ext. 620 / 641
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