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Press release from Business Wire

NYSE Euronext Statement on the Passing of John J. Phelan, Jr. on Saturday, August 4, 2012

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Mr. Phelan was NYSE President from 1980-1984 and Chairman and CEO from 1984-1990</b></i> </p>

Monday, August 06, 2012

NYSE Euronext Statement on the Passing of John J. Phelan, Jr. on Saturday, August 4, 201208:59 EDT Monday, August 06, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- “My NYSE Euronext colleagues and I are saddened at John's passing, and on behalf of our entire community I would like to offer my condolences to John's wife Joyce, sons John, Peter and David and the entire Phelan family. John was an extremely generous and caring individual, and as Chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange and throughout his career John served our capital markets, investors and all market participants with outstanding professionalism, commitment and integrity.” - Duncan Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext 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: http://www.nyx.com Media:NYSE EuronextRichard Adamonis, 212-656-2140radamonis@nyx.comorKeara Everdell, 212-656-2159keverdell@nyx.com