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The NextWomen opens trading at Euronext Amsterdam

Amsterdam – 7 March 2014 Today Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE) celebrates International Women’s Day by hosting events across all its markets to highlight the contributions women have made to innovation and economic growth. In Amsterdam, trading was opened by Simone Brummelhuis, founder of The NextWomen.

The NextWomen is a community of investors, entrepreneurs and advisors. Today it launched The NextWomen Crowd Fund, an investment fund that encourages and supports female investors and entrepreneurs. To celebrate, members of the community visited Beursplein 5 and attended the gong ceremony.

In honor of International Women’s Day, Euronext is bringing together business leaders, government officials, industry influencers, clients and partners in several events to discuss key issues impacting its global markets. In all Euronext locations trading was opened or will be closed with female leaders and executives representing various philanthropic and entrepreneurial organizations. Additionally, conferences and discussion sessions will cover several topics, including the challenges of the digital world, entrepreneurship and risk taking, creating female opportunity and leadership.

Anne Louise Metz, Head of Listing for the Netherlands at Euronext said: “Today’s opening honors women entrepreneurs with the Next 100 Women Award winner and the closing of trading puts a spotlight on the research of Vigeo, on how Dutch companies work on the prevention of discrimination and the promotion of gender diversity in the workplace. We are proud to support these initiatives.”

MEP Arlene McCarthy and Sonja Rottiers, Chairwoman of Women on Board, open trading at Euronext Brussels

Brussels – 7 March 2014Today Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE) celebrates International Women’s Day by hosting events across all its markets to highlight the contributions women have made to innovation and economic growth. In Brussels, trading was opened by Arlene McCarthy and Sonja Rottiers.

Arlene McCarthy is a Member of the European Parliament and Vice President of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. Sonja Rottiers is CFO of AXA Belgium and Chairwoman of Women on Board, an association created by five women willing to promote access of women to directorship roles within Belgian enterprises (public and private). Women on Board asbl/vzw was created in December 2009 and has now implemented its primary goals: to create a pool of women board members, and to facilitate access to this pool for Belgian enterprises. In June 2013, Women on Board co-initiated and created the European Women on Boards network, to facilitate networking between "best of class" associations across Europe, that share the same goals and values.

In honor of International Women’s Day, Euronext is bringing together business leaders, government officials, industry influencers, clients and partners in several events to discuss key issues impacting its global markets. In all Euronext locations trading was opened or will be closed with female leaders and executives representing various philanthropic and entrepreneurial organizations. Additionally, conferences and discussion sessions will cover several topics, including the challenges of the digital world, entrepreneurship and risk taking, creating female opportunity and leadership.

Arlene McCarthy, MEP and Vice President of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, said: “I am honoured to have been invited to ring the opening bell at the Euronext Brussels stock exchange to celebrate international women's day. As we recognise women's achievements in all walks of life and across the globe we should take the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of women in the financial services sector and in business.”

Sonja Rottiers, Chairwoman of Women on Board, added: “A new generation of women with the necessary experience and competences will bridge the gap. The Women on Board pool includes 170 women currently in management positions who are ready to take on external mandates .”

Vincent Van Dessel, CEO of Euronext Brussels, commented: “We are very pleased to contribute to giving women the visibility they deserve within the financial community. Some improvements can certainly be made to create even more opportunities for women. Organizations such as Women on Board greatly contribute to reaching this goal. We strongly believe women are a remarkable asset for the future of European companies.”

Unlock the enormous value and contribution that women can give to our markets and our society

Lisbon – 7 March 2014 Today Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE) celebrates International Women’s Day by hosting events across all its markets to highlight the contributions women have made to innovation and economic growth.

In honor of International Women’s Day, Euronext is bringing together business leaders, government officials, industry influencers, clients and partners in several events to discuss key issues impacting its global markets. In all Euronext locations trading was opened with female leaders and executives representing various philanthropic and entrepreneurial organizations. Additionally, conferences and discussion sessions will cover several topics, including the challenges of the digital world, entrepreneurship and risk taking, creating female opportunity and leadership.

In Lisbon the market was opened by female employees and the CEO of Euronext Lisbon, Luís Laginha de Sousa. The ceremony followed a gymnastics class opened to all Euronext Lisbon employees, to raise awareness for the need of a healthier lifestyle and a better balance between work and personal life. Euronext Lisbon also collaborated with Vigeo, Euronext partner for sustainability indices, to interview and spotlight Portuguese companies with best practices in the diversity theme.

In Euronext we celebrate International Women`s Day, highlighting the efforts that many organizations and persons have dedicated to unlock the enormous value and contribution that women can give to our markets and our society. We are proud to have the collaboration of Vigeo, our parner for Euronext Vigeo sustainability indices, in celebrating International Women`s Day, by spotlighting listed companies with best practices in prevention of discrimination and promotion of diversity” said Isabel Ucha, Director of Corporate Responsibility for Europe.

For more information about Euronext’s International Women’s Day 2014, please go to: www.euronext.com/international-womens-day

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