IntercontinentalExchange and NYSE Euronext Enter Clearing Services Agreement; ICE Clear Europe to Clear NYSE Liffe's Derivatives

IntercontinentalExchange and NYSE Euronext Enter Clearing Services Agreement;
          ICE Clear Europe to Clear NYSE Liffe's Derivatives Markets

PR Newswire

LONDON, Dec. 20, 2012

LONDON, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a
leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, and NYSE Euronext
(NYSE: NYX), the preeminent global equity, equity options and fixed income
derivatives market operator, today announced that, their wholly owned
subsidiaries, ICE Clear Europe Limited and LIFFE Administration and
Managementhave entered into a clearing services agreement pursuant to which
ICE Clear Europe will provide clearing services to the London market of NYSE
Liffe ("NYSE Liffe"). The clearing services agreement will allow NYSE Liffe
to transition seamlessly from their current clearing arrangements.

"We are pleased to extend our innovative and proven clearing services through
this agreement with NYSE Liffe. We will draw upon our experience as we work
with NYSE Liffe to provide the regulated risk-management tools that NYSE
Liffe's customers rely on to compete effectively in an evolving regulatory and
economic environment," said Paul Swann, President & Managing Director, ICE
Clear Europe.

"This agreement will enable us to deliver top quality clearing services
through a proven futures and OTC clearing house that can securely and
efficiently serve our customers, while creating new clearing opportunities,"
said Finbarr Hutcheson, Co-CEO of NYSE Liffe.

ICE successfully transitioned over 40 clearing members, 26.5 million contracts
and over US $16 billion worth of assets during the transition from
LCH.Clearnet Ltd. to ICE Clear Europe in 2008.

"We are looking forward to working with NYSE Liffe on this exciting transition
of clearing to ICE Clear Europe," said Swann.

ICE Clear Europe is the clearing house for ICE's energy and European credit
default swaps (CDS) markets. It is regulated by the Financial Services
Authority as a Recognised Clearing House, and is a Commodity Futures Trading
Commission regulated designated clearing organization and a U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission regulated securities clearing agency.

  oProvides secure, capital efficient counterparty risk management and
    post-trade services, including physical delivery
  oReal-time price and position monitoring, with position reports provided
    every five minutes for energy contracts
  oClears more than half of the world's crude and refined oil futures
  oMore than 800 cleared energy contracts


About IntercontinentalExchange

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) is a leading operator of regulated
exchanges and clearing houses serving the risk management needs of global
markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index
products. ICE serves customers in more than 70 countries.

The following are trademarks of IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. and/or its
affiliated companies: IntercontinentalExchange, ICE, ICE and block design, ICE
Futures Europe, ICE Clear Europe, ICE Clear Canada, ICE Clear US, ICE Clear
Credit, ICE Futures U.S., and ICE OTC. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners. For more information regarding registered
trademarks owned by IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. and/or its affiliated
companies, see

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995 - Statements in this press release regarding IntercontinentalExchange's
business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that
involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and
uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained
in the forward-looking statements, see ICE's Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in
ICE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as
filed with the SEC on February 8, 2012, and ICE's Quarterly Reports on Form
10-Q for the quarters ended June 30, 2012, as filed with the SEC on August 1,
2012 and September 30, 2012, as filed with the SEC on November 5, 2012.

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 MKT, 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. For more
information, please visit:

Disclaimer and Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but
are not limited to, statements concerning NYSE Euronext's plans, objectives,
expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or
current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on NYSE Euronext's current
expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such
forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause NYSE Euronext's results
to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited
to: NYSE Euronext's ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic,
political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry
regulation, interest rate risk and U.S. and global competition, and other
factors detailed in NYSE Euronext's 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other
periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the
French Autorite des Marches Financiers. In addition, these statements are
based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. Accordingly,
actual results may be materially higher or lower than those projected. The
inclusion of such projections herein should not be regarded as a
representation by NYSE Euronext that the projections will prove to be correct.
This press release speaks only as of this date. NYSE Euronext disclaims any
duty to update the information herein.


SOURCE IntercontinentalExchange

Contact: Media contacts: ICE: Kelly Loeffler, VP Investor Relations & Corp.
Communications, +1 770 857 4726,; Claire Miller,
Communications Director, +44 20 7065 7745,; Brookly
McLaughlin, Communications Director, +1 312 836 6728,; NYSE Euronext: Robert J. Rendine, SVP Global
Communications, +1 212 656 2180,; Richard Adamonis, SVP
Corporate Communications, +1 212 656 2140,; Caroline Nico,
VP Corporate Communications - Europe, +33 1 49 27 10 74,;
Investor Relations, ICE: Kelly Loeffler, VP Investor Relations & Corp.
Communications, +1 770 857 4726,; NYSE Euronext:
Stephen Davidson, SVP, Investor Relations, +1.212.656.2183,;
Agencies: George Sard, Sard Verbinnen, +1-212-687-8080,;
Renee Soto, Sard Verbinnen, +1-212-687-8080,; Gill Ackers,
Brunswick - London, +44 (0) 20 7404 5959,; Jerome
Biscay, Brunswick - Paris, +33 1 53 96 83 83,
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