-- Groupe Eurotunnel SA first company to trade on NYSE Euronext London --
London – 19 July 2012 –Groupe Eurotunnel, a leading provider of cross-channel and transport infrastructure, rang the opening bell in London this morning at 8 am to celebrate its admission to trading on the London market of NYSE Euronext (NYX) under the ticker symbol GET. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jacques Gounon, joined by members of Groupe Eurotunnel’s management team thus marked the start of continental Europe trading.
Following his 30 minute journey to France through the Channel Tunnel on the Shuttle, Mr Jacques Gounon will close the European cash markets of NYSE Euronext from Paris at 5.30 pm.
“We are delighted to welcome Groupe Eurotunnel as the first company to join NYSE Euronext’s London market.” said Dominique Cerutti, President and Deputy CEO of NYSE Euronext. “We bring together an unparalleled capital markets community at NYSE Euronext helping issuers generate capital and liquidity. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Group Eurotunnel as a valued member of our issuer community.”
Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive of Eurotunnel said: “Being visible in both the financial marketplaces of London and Paris will help us serve properly our shareholders across the Channel. Listing on NYSE Euronext London is a milestone that will increase the liquidity of our shares and unveil the group’s potential internationally.”