The company Artprice is now listed on the SBF 120 and has crossed the 2 million customers threshold

   The company Artprice is now listed on the SBF 120 and has crossed the 2
                         million customers threshold

  PR Newswire

  PARIS, Dec. 25, 2012

PARIS, Dec. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After the close of markets on 21 December
2012, ARTPRICE joined the prestigious SBF 120 index. Following the quarterly
review of the Euronext Paris indices, the meeting of the Scientific NYSE
Euronext Committee for Indices decided to admit into the CAC Mid
60 and the SBF 120. The SBF 120 index is composed of the 120 largest French
listed companies, including the CAC 40 companies and the country's 80 most
liquid stocks.

The current liquidity of the Artprice share is 3.83 million euros per day
calculated over 440 trading days (amounting to a total of 1.688 billion

Thierry Ehrmann, founder and CEO of Artprice, wishes to inform its
shareholders and the market that in accordance with the company's forecasts at
the start of 2012, Artprice crossed the threshold of two million customers on
18 December 2012.

In 2013, Google and Baidu (China) will have direct access to all Artprice

As announced in its last press release, in early December Artprice began
making available a very large part of the structure of its databases and its
Market Art standardization as freeware online (free proprietary software
license, but with certain usage restrictions), mainly via Google and Baidu

Artprice is thus continuing – without any negative impact on its turnover or
earnings – to acquire new customers (with accompanying behavioural logs) in
the framework of its integration of Big Data implemented in early 2012.

Artprice now has a colossal customer database with records of over 18 billion
logs – in full compliance with the regulations of the European and American
authorities – allowing it to know exactly what each of its clients is looking
for and/or possesses through its Data Mining activities over the past nine
years. This system has recently been enhanced by the use of Big Data .

All the industrial processes comprising Artprice's databanks are registered
and protected, notably via patents filed with the -Agence de Protection des
Programmes- (A.P.P.) (Software Protection Agency).

-Lex Google- is not really the right answer in the global digital economy.

The relationship between Google and Artprice is contractual and dates back to
2003. It is in itself, proof that -Lex Google- is not really the right answer
in the global digital economy. In 2013, Artprice aims, mainly with Google and
Baidu (China) in their various languages, to post about 210 million
standardised free Art Market data online without impacting its sales and
earnings and to be active at the core of the market via its fixed-price and
auction-based Standardised Marketplace.

Indeed, in the context of its contractual agreements with Google, several
hundreds of millions of standardised and free Artprice data have been made
available on Internet since early December 2012.

Artprice is the global leader in databank on Artprices and indices with more
than 27 million indices and auction results covering more than 500,000
artists. Artprice Images® offers unlimited access to the largest Art Market
resource in the world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of
artworks from 1700 to the present day along with comments by Artprice's art
historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from
4,500 international auction houses and auctioneers and publishes a constant
flow of art market trends for the main news agencies and 6,300 international
written media. For its 2.072 million members (member log in), Artprice posts
standardized adverts in what is today the world's leading Standardised
Marketplace® for buying and selling works of art by private contract or at
auctions -regulated by French law alineas 2 et 3 de l'article L 321.3 du code
du commerce- (source Artprice).

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice , which headquarters are the famous Museum of
Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos

Artprice is listed on Eurolist B SBF 120 by Euronext Paris (SRD long only):
Euroclear: 7478 - Bloomberg: PRC - Reuters: ARTF

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