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Government and corporate partners ring closing bell to send wishes to USA Pavilion and Shanghai World Expo 2010

NYSE Euronext welcomed representatives from the US and Chinese governments, the USA Pavilion leadership team, and corporate sponsors of the USA Pavilion as they rang the NYSE Closing Bell to highlight the USA Pavilion – 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

In honor of this occasion, the following individuals joined Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext, in ringing the NYSE Closing Bell:

• Ambassador Peng Keyu, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in New York;
• Jose Villarreal, US Commissioner General to the 2010 World Exposition, Shanghai, China;
• Frank Lavin, Chairman of the Steering Committee, USA Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo;
• Ellen Eliasoph, Co-Chair, USA Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo;
• Representatives of Global Sponsors of the USA Pavilion: Chevron (NYSE: CVX); General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE); Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ); PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP)

NYSE Euronext is the exclusive sponsor for equities and derivatives exchanges and markets at the USA Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.  Opening in Shanghai in May 2010, China’s first-ever world expo is expected to be the largest in world history.

“NYSE Euronext is proud to partner with the USA Pavilion in support of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, ” said Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext.  “China is a focal point of our company’s global vision, and we are thrilled to partner with a dynamic group of corporate sponsors that have united to highlight American culture and innovation at this unique event in China.”
 
Jose Villarreal, US Commissioner General to the 2010 World Exposition, Shanghai, China said, "Sponsorship of the USA Pavilion by NYSE Euronext serves as a powerful signal to American business that the Shanghai World Expo is an important platform for promoting US/China commerce."
 
“NYSE Euronext has been instrumental in helping generate corporate and public support for the USA Pavilion.  We are grateful for their outreach in support of our efforts and we believe it is vital leading U.S. corporations have a strong presence at the Shanghai Expo, " said Frank Lavin, Chairman of the Steering Committee, USA Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo.

The six-month world exhibition, which is themed “Better City, Better Life, ” runs May 1-Oct. 31, 2010 on a dramatic site straddling the Huangpu River, which bisects the Shanghai metropolis. The expected attendance of 70 million will make this event the largest in human history. This will be the first time China has hosted a World Expo, and nearly all the nations of the world have committed to participate.

At more than 60, 000 square feet, the USA Pavilion will be one of the largest national exhibitions at the Expo. With the theme of “Rising to the Challenge”, the Pavilion will showcase American culture, values, innovation and business, while celebrating the friendship and cooperation between the United States and China. For more information on the USA Pavilion, please visit www.usapavilion2010.com.

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NYSE Euronext welcomed representatives from the US and Chinese governments, the USA Pavilion leadership team, and corporate sponsors of the USA Pavilion as they rang the NYSE Closing Bell to highlight the USA Pavilion – 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The following individuals joined Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext, in ringing the NYSE Closing Bell: Ambassador Peng Keyu, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in New York; Jose Villarreal, US Commissioner General to the 2010 World Exposition, Shanghai, China; Frank Lavin, Chairman of the Steering Committee, USA Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo; Ellen Eliasoph, Co-Chair, USA Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo; Representatives of Global Sponsors of the USA Pavilion: Chevron; General Electric; Johnson & Johnson; PepsiCo.

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, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – 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: http://www.nyx.com.

NYSE Euronext-listed Chinese Companies:

NYSE Euronext’s exchanges have 80 companies listed from Greater China: 71 companies from Mainland China, 4 from Hong Kong, and 5 from Taiwan.
 
The People’s Republic of China is one of the largest sources of listed companies from the Asia-Pacific region. The 71 companies from Greater China represent 60% of the more than 118 NYSE Euronext-listed companies from the Asia-Pacific region.
 
The total global market capitalization of NYSE Euronext-listed companies from Greater China is $1.1 trillion.  In 2009, NYSE Euronext’s exchanges listed 20 companies from China. In 2008, NYSE Euronext’s exchanges listed 7 companies from China, including 4 in Europe on NYSE Alternext. In 2007, NYSE Euronext’s exchanges listed 20 companies from Greater China, including 18 IPOs. 

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