Tokyo Stock Exchange and NYSE Euronext Sign Master Agreement Regarding Mutual Network Connection

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December 8th, 2011 – Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (Location: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Atsushi Saito; hereinafter, "TSE") and NYSE Euronext (Location: New York, NY, CEO: Duncan Niederauer) have signed a "Master Agreement" regarding a mutual connection between TSE's arrownetTM and NYSE Euronext's Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI®). The Master Agreement comes as a result of the collaboration initiated by an LOI signed by both parties on March 1st, 2011 (US time). The connection between the two networks has been installed as of the signing of this agreement.

TSE and NYSE are set to launch new services in anticipation of new arrownet in the coming spring, including access to both exchange operators’ markets using the existing network environments for trading participants, investors, service providers and other users of both networks. Additionally, NYSE Technologies, the technology unit of NYSE Euronext, will commence distributing TSE market data using this connection in December 2011.

Mr. Saito, President & CEO of TSE, commented "I am delighted to conclude this Master Agreement regarding a mutual network connection with NYSE Euronext. arrownetTM is a highly reliable information and telecommunications network to which the majority of stock market participants in Japan connect. We look forward to utilizing the SFTI network, which stands as a global network for a multitude of attractive markets and their participants, improving convenience and access to trading opportunities for users, while invigorating both markets. Moving forward, we will continue expanding the range of services which utilize this mutual connection with SFTI® and secure TSE's place as the hub exchange for Asia."

Mr. Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext said, “We are very pleased to successfully implement this important link between the TSE and our global SFTI network. As we launch our Tokyo Liquidity Center and continue the expansion of our network in Asia, this linkage reaffirms the strength and value of our relationship and further extends the unique value both organizations can offer the global trading community. We believe this presents a particularly compelling solution for investors accessing our diverse, multi-asset markets.”

About Tokyo Stock Exchange
Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) is one of the leading global exchanges and the largest securities market in the Asia-Pacific region. TSE is best known for its equities market, valued at US$3.81 trillion (JPY 292 trillion) as of the end of July 2011. It also boasts the largest market for Japanese securities derivatives such as Japanese Government Bond (JGB) and TOPIX (Tokyo Stock Price Index) futures. For more information, please visit: http://www.tse.or.jp/english/

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 Amex, 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, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.

About NYSE Technologies
A division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies provides broadly accessible, comprehensive connectivity and transaction capabilities, data and infrastructure services, and managed solutions for a range of customers requiring next-generation performance and expertise for mission critical and value-added trading services. NYSE Technologies offers a diverse array of products, services and solutions to: the Buy Side, including order routing, liquidity discovery and access to a community of over 630 Broker-Dealers and execution destinations globally; the Sell Side, including high performance, end-to-end messaging software and innovative market data products delivered on the world’s largest, most reliable financial transaction network; and Market Venues and Exchanges, including multi-asset exchange platform services, managed services and expert consultancy. With offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, NYSE Technologies offers advanced integrated solutions for the global capital markets community, earning the ability to power trading operations for many of the world’s best financial institutions and exchanges. With the acquisition of Tokyo-based Metabit and its community of more than 140 trading firms, NYSE Technologies continues to increase connectivity and enhance its services in Asia. For additional information visit: http://nysetechnologies.nyx.com

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Contacts:
Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc.
(Corporate Communications)
+81-3-3665-1214

NYSE Euronext Corporate Communications
212-656-2411

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About Euronext 
Euronext is the leading pan-European market infrastructure, connecting European economies to global capital markets, to accelerate innovation and sustainable growth. It operates regulated exchanges in Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. With close to 2,000 listed issuers and around €5.8 trillion in market capitalisation as of end June 2022, it has an unmatched blue-chip franchise and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets, one of Europe’s leading electronic fixed income trading markets and is the largest centre for debt and funds listings in the world. Its total product offering includes Equities, FX, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. The Group provides a multi-asset clearing house through Euronext Clearing, and custody and settlement services through Euronext Securities central securities depositories in Denmark, Italy, Norway and Portugal. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, it also operates a number of junior markets, simplifying access to listing for SMEs.  
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