April 2014

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30/04/2014 Klinkenberg Traders celebrates 15th anniversary Amsterdam expand

In honor of the 15th anniversary of Klinkenberg Traders, Mark Meinen, Director Emissions trading, sounds the closing gong.

Klinkenberg Traders was founded in 1999 as a trading company in stock options. With a small specialist team Klinkenberg Traders nowadays trades in equities, derivatives, hard metal options and carbon emission trading.

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30/04/2014 Kendrion Executive Committee opens trading Amsterdam expand

CEO of Kendrion, Piet Veenema, sounds the gong together with the Executive Committee and opens trading at Euronext Amsterdam.

The Executive Committee sounds the gong in preparation of the publication of the first quarter results which will be published on 8 May 2014.

Kendrion develops, manufactures and markets innovative electromagnetic and mechatronic systems and components for customers all over the world. Kendrion's operations are carried out by the Division Industrial and the Division Automotive. Kendrion has leading positions in a number of business-to-business niche markets. Germany is Kendrion's main market, although other countries are becoming increasingly important.

For more information: www.kendrion.com

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29/04/2014 Euronext celebrates the World Wish Day in Lisbon Lisbon expand

On Tuesday, April 29, representatives from the Make-A-Wish Foundation rang the bell on Euronext markets in Europe to celebrate the World Wish Day.

The NYSE Euronext Foundation is a longtime supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Lisbon welcomes two children whose wishes are granted. And the Director of Make a Wish Portugal rang the closing bell. 

29/04/2014 Young student entrepreneurs from various schools in the Ile de France region Paris expand

The students were invited by Euronext for an intensive training session in order to prepare the Regional Championship taking place in June 2014 prcede by ringing the opening bell . This falls under the initiative of the Corporate Responsibility Group at Euronext. 

29/04/2014 Make-A-Wish The Netherlands sounds gong on World Wish Day Amsterdam expand

CEO of Make-A-Wish The Netherlands, Peter Douwes, sounds the gong for World Wish Day together with volunteers and area ambassadors. The bells are also sounded for this occasion at the other Euronext exchange locations.

Every year on the 29th of April Make-A-Wish celebrates World Wish Day all over the world. In 1980 the first wish was granted to the 7-years old Chris, he suffered from leukemia. The whole village contributed enthusiasm to fulfil his dearest wish: being a cop. Make-A-Wish The Netherlands is founded in 1989 and annually fulfills more than 500 dearest wishes of children between 3 and 18 years with a life-threatening illness. Fulfilling a wish means a world of difference for these children and provides them and their family with hope and strength for the future.

For more information: www.makeawishnederland.org

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29/04/2014 Mr. Peter Crosby, President and CEO of Mainstay Medical, opens the European trading day in Paris Paris expand

Mainstay Medical is an Irish medical device company that is developing an innovative implantable neurostimulation device, ReActiv8, for people with debilitating Chronic Low Back Pain.

Chronic Low Back Pain is generally defined as Low Back Pain where the pain persists for more than three months. Low Back Pain is a leading cause of activity limitation and work absence throughout much of the developed world, imposing a high economic burden on individuals, families, communities, industry, and governments. The Company estimates that in approximately 7% of all cases of Low Back Pain, the pain persists for more than three months.

ReActiv8 represents a new approach to the treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain. ReActiv8 is an implantable neurostimulation device which applies electrical stimulation to nerves that supply one of the key stabilising muscles in the back, the lumbar multifidus muscle. The hypothesis on which ReActiv8 is based is that electrical stimulation of the nerve that innervates the lumbar multifidus muscle to cause contraction of the muscle can help reactivate the muscle control system, thereby leading to improved spine stability and a reduction in the effects of CLBP.

Further information is available at www.mainstay-medical.com

29/04/2014 Euronext Brussels celebrated World Wish Day Brussels expand

On 29 April 2014 Euronext Brussels celebrated World Wish Day with Sofie

28/04/2014 Make-A-Wish France, Maison Lenôtre and wish child Victor celebrate World Wish Day in Paris Paris expand

Euronext supports Make-A-Wish France who grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. For the 5th edition of World Wish Day, Make-A-Wish France is invited to celebrate the anniversary of the first wish granted. A ceremony will take place where Victor,  Wish Child of the day, will be put in the spotlight. Victor's wish  was granted in April with the support of Maison Lenôtre: "I wish to make pastry with a famous Chef".

28/04/2014 National Maritime Museum celebrates one millionth visitor Amsterdam expand

Het Scheepvaartmuseum (The National Maritime Museum) in Amsterdam welcomed the one millionth visitor to the museum since the re-opening 2.5 years ago. Between 2007 and 2011 the museum was closed for the public, because it underwent a large remodeling and renovation project. Deputy Director, Ric van Wijk, sounds the gong.

Students of the school ‘CSG Ulbe van Houten’ were the lucky ones. They visited the museum for an educational program and were surprised by the museum staff. The National Maritime Museum, with its 13 exhibitions, explores the role of the sea in the becoming of the Netherlands. Visitors can discover the Dutch maritime past and present and step aboard the replica ship Amsterdam ( East Indiaman) and experience a real sailor’s life.

For more information: www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl

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25/04/2014 Euronext and De Financiële Telegraaf launch Orange Index Amsterdam expand

By sounding the gong Euronext and De Financiële Telegraaf (DFT) launch the new AEX DFT Oranje Index (AEX DFT Orange Index).

The AEX DFT Oranje Index contains a cross section of companies of Dutch origin with a rich history. At its launch, the Oranje Index is made up of sixteen Dutch listings with the holding or a significant business unit bearing the Royal predicate. This applies to the listings of Royal Dutch Shell, Philips, Ahold, KPN, DSM, Vopak, Boskalis, Air France-KLM, Post NL, BAM, Imtech, Ten Cate, Wessanen, Reesink, Brill and Porceleyne Fles.

The Oranje Index caters to the continual interest among private investors for renowned Dutch companies. This group of investors can now closely track the performance of this cross section of the Amsterdam exchange alongside the AEX main index and other leading international indices. During the trading day, investors can follow the index in real-time via the websites aex.nl and dft.nl, as well as via the daily quotations page in De Financiële Telegraaf newspaper.

De Telegraaf is listed on Euronext Amsterdam as a part of the Telegraaf Media Group (ticker symbol: TMG). Editor in Chief De Telegraaf, Sjuul Paradijs, and Chief De Financiële Telegraaf, Ronald Veerman, sound the gong.

For more information: www.aex.nl

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25/04/2014 EnterNext welcomes Theraclion on Alternext in Paris Paris expand

Theraclion specializes in developping, manufacturing and marketing echotherapy medical equipments associating therapy by focused ultrasound (HIFU) and monitoring by ultrasound. The company provides Echopulse, a device for the non-invasive and outpatient treatment of the fibroadenoma of the breast and thyroid nodules.

24/04/2014 The Manitou Group celebrates the 30th anniversary of its IPO Paris expand

The Manitou group has a genuine right to acknowledge itself as a midsize company : As a French industrial group with 3,200 employees, of which, more than half in France, 75% of Manitou’s sales were realized internationally in 2013. Since its founding, the group designs, assembles and distributes material handling solutions, equipment, throughout the entire world for the construction, agricultural and industrial markets. Wherever it’s necessary to lift, load, place or store, you’ll find Manitou forklifts, telehandlers or aerial work platforms. The Manitou group depends on the quality, innovation and reliability of its products as well as its expertise and know-how.

24/04/2014 Presidency of the FEB-VBO 2014-2017 Brussels expand

Euronext Brussels celebrated the new Presidency of the FEB-VBO 2014-2017. Michèle Sioen, the new President rang the Opening Bell on 24 April 2014

24/04/2014 Gong marks kick-off LOEY Awards 2014 Amsterdam expand

The 2013 LOEY Award winners, Valentijn Bras (Scoupy) and Rogier Thewessen (StudentenWerk), sound the gong to kick-off the LOEY Awards 2014 that will take place on 3 September.

The LOEY Award is an independent award for the best entrepreneurs in the Dutch online industry and is established to promote and encourage online entrepreneurship. The innovative strength of this industry is enormous and the importance of online entrepreneurs for the Dutch economy is evident. By announcing successful entrepreneurs, the LOEY awards contribute to further development of online initiatives and partnerships. The 2014 winners will visit Euronext Amsterdam on 5 September.

For more information: www.loeyawards.nl

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23/04/2014 Gong ceremony marks first edition of Eye on index investing Amsterdam expand

In honour of the first edition of Eye on index investing, moderator of the event, Annette van Soest, sounds the gong. Eye on index investing is an event focusing on ETFs and index funds, which has been set up on the initiative of iShares, Vanguard, Think ETF’s, State Street Global Advisors, and ETF Securities, in cooperation with Euronext. The purpose of the event is to increase knowledge of ETFs and index products.

Worldwide there has been a sharp rise in the use of index products and ETFs over the past two years. Using these investment products effectively on a day-to-day basis requires a thorough knowledge of their specific features and the potential they provide. Europe alone expects to see growth of between 15 and 20%, distributed among various investor segments; the current focus is on the preferences of retail investors in relation to ETFs and index funds. The event consists of both online and live meetings. Top speakers from the Netherlands and abroad will discuss current trends and visions of the future of ETFs and index funds via interactive webcasts. A limited number of tickets for the live event in Amsterdam on 8 May is available for investment industry professionals.

Moderator, Annette van Soest, sounds the gong in the company of Gert-Jan Verhagen (iShares), Martijn Rozemuller (Think ETF’s), Philippe Roset (ETF Securities), Jasper Bugter (SPDR), Koen Hoogenhout (Vanguard) and Roger van Elderen (Euronext).

For more information: www.eyeonindexinvesting.nl

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23/04/2014 Celebrating Financial Literacy Week on Euronext Brussels Brussels expand

Euronext celebrates Financial Literacy Week. During one week initiatives to improve the capacity of every one to grasp and understand the world of finance.

Students of the HUB-Campus Brussels rang the Opening Bell on 23 April 2014. After the Bell Ceremony a presentation about the stock exchange is given by Vincent Van Dessel, Chairman and CEO of Euronext Brussels, to all the students.

22/04/2014 Morningstar Awards winners visit Beursplein 5 Amsterdam expand

The Morningstar Awards are designed to help investors around the world identify the year's most exceptional funds and fund managers and are handed out for the tenth time this year.

The 2014 Morningstar Awards recognize retail funds and fund groups that have been good stewards of investor capital within the context of their relevant peer group in 2013 and over longer time periods. Winners are selected using a quantitative methodology developed by Morningstar that considers the one-, three- and five-year performance history of all eligible funds. Morningstar adjusts the returns for risk using a utility theory based screen that imposes a higher penalty for downside variation in a fund’s return than it does for upside volatility. Head of Distribution Benelux at Fidelity, Paul van Olst, sounds the gong.

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22/04/2014 EnterNext welcomes AwoX on Euronext's market in Paris Paris expand

Alain Molinié, CEO of AwoX, opens the European trading day in Paris.

AwoX specializes in designing and developing applications and connection technologies to audio and video (primarily TV-sets, tablets and smartphones) based on the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) in order to share multimedia contents between those devices.
The company’s software development kits allows modernizing a stereo system for music listening from a computer, transforming a TV-set into a tool for watching videos from smartphone or the Web, and also converting a standard bulb into a loud speaker connected to a tablet.

17/04/2014 EnterNext welcomes Genfit on Euronext's market in Paris Paris expand

Jean-François Mouney, CEO of GENFIT, opens the European trading day in Paris.

Genfit is a leading European biopharmaceutical group. It specializes in the discovery and development of drugs for preventing and treating risk factors related to cardiometabolic pathologies (atherosclerosis, dyslipidemias, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, etc.) and inflammatory diseases. Genfit's development model, which allies internally financed research programs with partner-supported programs, allows it to manage the associated risks while generating value for its shareholders. Working both on its own behalf and for large industrial pharmaceutical group accounts, Genfit has developed a rich and diversified portfolio of promising drugs in the clinical and pre-clinical development phases.

17/04/2014 Gong ceremony highlights National Anti-Bullying Day Amsterdam expand

Omgaan met Pesten (dealing with bullying) Foundation sounds the gong to highlight National Anti-Bullying Day which takes place on Saturday, April 19th. This year’s theme is "We stand together against bullying.”

Max Pieterse (11) and Paul Kalshoven (11) from Elementary School Antonius in Noorden sound the gong to open trading at Euronext Amsterdam. Max and Paul have taken a course aimed at building social resilience, to be better able to stand up for themselves. They have learned ways of dealing with bullying and have developed a more effective response to this kind of behavior.

For more information: www.omgaanmetpesten.nl

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16/04/2014 Semapa lists €150 million Bond on Euronext Lisbon Lisbon expand

To celebrate the success of Semapa’s listing of its EUR 150 million bond issuing on Euronext Lisbon, José Paredes, member of the Board of this company, joined the Euronext Lisbon CEO, Luís Laginha de Sousa, at the Closing Bell Ceremony in Lisbon.

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16/04/2014 EnterNext welcomes Fermentalg on Euronext in Paris Paris expand

Pierre Calleja, Chairman and CEO & Founder, rings the opening bell.

Founded in 2009 by Pierre Calleja, Fermentalg is an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in producing sustainable oils and proteins derived from the exceptional properties of microalgae. Its patented technology allows it to target a range of fast-growing global markets, from nutrition and animal feed to cosmetics and health, green chemistry and energy. Fermentalg has already signed its 1st industrial and commercial joint-venture for the production of Omega-3 oils rich in EPA and DHA as well as several other partnerships with leading industrial groups.

16/04/2014 Netherlands Brain Foundation sounds gong for tv-show Care for your brain! Amsterdam expand

CEO of the Netherlands Brain Foundation, Peter Schoof, sounds the gong for the tv-show Care for your brain! that is broadcasted on 16 April at 9:25 PM Ned 1 for the 25 year old foundation.

Care for your brain!promises to be an inspiring tv-show with topics like the functioning of the brain, patient stories and special performances. At some point in their life, 1 in every 4 people will suffer a brain disorder. The Netherlands Brain Foundation wants to actively contribute to keeping our brains healthy by enabling scientific research and to support innovative projects that seek to help people with a brain disorder.

For more information: www.hersenstichting.nl

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16/04/2014 Congratulations to Belgacom with its 10 years of listing on the Brussels Stock Exchange! Brussels expand

On 16 April 2014, Dominique Leroy, CEO of Belgacom rang the Opening Bell to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the listing of her company on Euronext. On this special occasion the following guests were also present : CFO Ray Stewart and Stefaan De Clerck, Chairman of the Board of Directors together with the other members of the Board.

Dominique Leroy, CEO of Belgacom at the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the listing of the company on Euronext.

Within the Group, Belgacom SA offers residential and professional customers a comprehensive range of telephony, television and Internet services over the fixed line.

Company information: www.belgacom.com
Trading symbol: BELG

15/04/2014 Female Cycling Team Médecins Sans Frontières sounds gong for Tour for Life 2014 Amsterdam expand

Nearly 140 days before the start of Tour for Life 2014, Nicole de Vries-Noah, captain of woman cycling team Médecins Sans Frontières, sounds the gong.

The challenge is to finish the cycling tour and collect money for the life-saving work of Médecins Sans Frontières. Tour for Life is a spectacular 8-day cycling trip from Italy to the Netherlands. The teams, consisting of 6 to 9 riders, bike through five different countries. Along the way they climb Col du Lautaret, Col de la Croix de Fer and Col de Madeleine. The legendary Alpe d'Huez is also on the route. Médecins Sans Frontières is an independent medical relief organization, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

For more information: www.artsenzondergrenzen.nl

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