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Listing Sponsor MAINFIRST

MAINFIRST becomes Listing Sponsor

Ebrahim Attarzadeh, CEO of MAINFIRST Bank AG, opens the trading day in Paris.

MAINFIRST is a multi-local investment bank specialised in Equities. Through its comprehensive coverage across core Europe - highly valued by leading institutional investors – MAINFIRST offers excellent access to both, local and large international institutional investors. The company renders these services locally within its core regions and hence offers an excellent local network to investors and listed corporates. In IPO’s and capital raisings/selldowns, MAINFIRST brings to bear placement power and acts as reliable partner throughout equity transactions of all kinds.

Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Euronext and Shenzhen Stock Exchange Celebrate Index Cooperation Agreement

Mr. WU, Lijun, Chairman of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, rings the opening bell for the Paris markets, alongside Stéphane Boujnah, CEO of Euronext, and colleagues including: Mr. JIN, Liyang, Vice President of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Mr. FU, Binghui, Director of ChiNext Market of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Mr. LIU, Fuzhong, Vice Director of Strategy and International Relations and Mr. WANG, Shenghui, Vice Director of Board Office of Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Today Euronext and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) signed an Index Cooperation Agreement in Paristo promote each other’s indices in mainland China and the Euronext markets. They celebrated this partnership today with a bell ceremony to open the day’s trading on Euronext.

This agreement will ensure that Chinese investors are able to access indices offered by Euronext and allow European investors to benefit from Shenzhen index products, including the SZSE COMPONENT INDEX,SZSE SME PRICE INDEX,SZSE CHINEXT PRICE INDEX, SZSE 100 PRICE INDEX and SZSE SMALL/MID CAP INNOVATION INDEX.

At the heart of continental Europe, Euronext is a top market place for listed technology companies, offering a variety of biotech, medtech and technology indices which, through this new agreement, will be further promoted in China. These include the EnterNext® Tech 40,  Euronext® Health Care Equipment & Services EW and Next Biotech. Shenzhen shares Euronext’s strength in the technology segment, with a strong issuer base comprising tech, biotech and healthcare listings, as well as solid investor interest in these companies. The partnership will also include the promotion of Euronext’s major indices such as the  CAC 40®  and the innovative Low Carbon 100 Europe®.

The exchanges will help to attract their local investors to each other’s markets by facilitating listings of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs).

For more information on Euronext indices promoted by Shenzhen:
Please visit: www.cnindex.com.cn/en/intlcooperation/euronext/about/

For more information on Shenzhen indices promoted by Euronext:
Please visit: www.euronext.com/en/market-data/shenzhen-indices

State Street Global Advisors

State Street Global Advisors Launches 10 SPDR ETFs on Euronext Amsterdam

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management arm of State Street Corporation recently announced that it has launched 10 World Sector SPDR ETFs, on Euronext Amsterdam. Olivier Paquier, Head of SPDR ETFs France, rings the bell in Paris to further celebrate this launch.

Drawing on SSGA’s heritage and experience in sector investing, with global sector assets under management totaling $105bn, SPDR ETFs has built the broadest range of physically-replicated sector ETFs in Europe. Investing in sectors enables investors to precisely target the drivers of risk and return, and adjust exposures simply and cost-efficiently, to respond to changes in the economic cycle.

SSGA is one of the leading ETF providers in the world and offers 99 ETFs in Europe, with $14 billion in assets under management (AUM). SPDR ETFs is the only European provider with a comprehensive and consistent suite of sector funds, totaling 29 ETFs across global, US and European exposures.

For more information: www.ssga.com

ICBC Group CCB

Jianqing Jiang, CEO of ICBC Group CCB, opens the European trading day in Paris

Euronext and ICBC celebrate the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding.

The MOU (Memorandum of Understanding ), signed in Paris in the presence of the Prime Minister of France, Mr. Manuel Valls and the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China,

Mr. LI Keqiang will aim to enhance ICBC’s access to European capital markets, by exploring the bank’s application for becoming a trading member of the markets operated by Euronext; facilitating access to Euronext products and markets and enabling payment and settlement in RMB.

Through its continuous endeavor and stable development, the Bank has developed into the top large listed bank in the world, possessing an excellent customer base, a diversified business structure, strong innovation capabilities and market competitiveness. The Bank has its presence in six continents, and its overseas network has expanded to 41 countries and regions.The Bank provides comprehensive financial products and services to 5,090 thousand corporate customers and 465 million personal customers by virtue of the distribution channels consisting of 17,122 domestic institutions, 338 overseas institutions and 2,007 correspondent banks worldwide, as well as through its E-banking network comprising a range of Internet and telephone banking services and self-service banking centers, forming a diversified and internationalized operating structure focusing on commercial banking business and maintaining a leading position in the domestic market in the commercial banking sector.In 2014, the Bank was named the “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker, ranked the first place among the Top 1000 World Banks by the Banker and the largest enterprise in the world among the Global 2000 listed by the US magazine Forbes for the second consecutive year.

Euronext naar de beurs! In Parijs, Amsterdam en Brussel op 20 juni 2014

Rijnhard van Tets, voorzitter van de Supervisory Board en Dominique Cerutti, CEO en voorzitter van de Managing Board, openen de beurshandel ter ere van de Euronext IPO. Zij doen dit in het gezelschap van onder andere het Euronext management.