Russell Indexes and NYSE Euronext Announce Global Alliance and RussellTick Distribution Agreement

  Russell Indexes and NYSE Euronext Announce Global Alliance and RussellTick
  Distribution Agreement

  *RussellTick™ to be Hosted in NYSE Euronext’s U.S. Liquidity Center &
    Global Index Feed
  *Alliance Highlights Complementary Strategic Direction & Enhances Capital
    Markets Community
  *Commitment to Introduce Additional Products in the U.S. & Europe Including
    Index Options

   Russell Index Leaders and CEO Ron Bundy Will Ring The Opening Bell^® on
          Wednesday, January 16^th to Celebrate The Global Alliance

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 15, 2013

Russell Indexes, a leading global index provider and NYSE Euronext, one of the
world’s premier exchange operators and technology innovators, today announced
a global alliance which will span three distinct NYSE Euronext business lines
and multiple geographies, as well as several facets of Russell’s global index
business. The agreement includes the transition of RussellTick, an index feed
for real-time, intra-day values for the Russell family of indexes in the U.S.
and globally, to NYSE Technologies’ Global Index Feed (GIF) protocol and
extensive global distribution. Approximately $3.9 trillion in assets are
currently benchmarked to the Russell Indexes globally. The alliance also
includes a commitment to develop additional joint global services and
products, such as new index-based options.

The migration of RussellTick to NYSE Technologies’ GIF protocol makes Russell
the first major index family distributed through the global Secure Financial
Transaction Infrastructure^® (SFTI^®) network. The RussellTick calculation
engine is now hosted and managed from NYSE Euronext’s U.S. Liquidity Center,
home to its U.S. trading, co-location and market data infrastructure. Traders
and investors can benefit from the processing power, capacity and active
customer community inside the Liquidity Center. Additionally, by accessing
NYSE Euronext’s diverse geographical footprint, proprietary SFTI network and
liquid customer base, Russell can provide clients anywhere in the world
efficient and reliable access to real-time Russell index data.

“Our new alignment with NYSE Euronext will allow the Russell family of global
indexes, which currently have more U.S. institutional assets benchmarked to
them than all other U.S. equity indexes combined, to expand on our customer
offering and extend the products and services we provide to clients globally,”
said Ron Bundy, CEO of Russell Indexes. “We look forward to building on our
relationship together going forward.”

“NYSE Euronext has built a unique portfolio of products and services designed
to encourage growth and create opportunity in global markets by empowering our
customers to accelerate the evolution of their business models using our
world-class technology, global connectivity and multi-asset exchanges,” said
Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext. “We are very excited to work with
Russell Indexes to help advance their dynamic business with our highly
complementary services.”

In addition, Russell Indexes and NYSE Euronext continue to explore other
business opportunities in the U.S. and Europe that further utilize NYSE
Euronext’s unique mix of trading and technology assets alongside Russell’s
globally recognized index family and client service organization, including
index-based options and expanded technology efforts. Through this partnership,
Russell Investments and NYSE Euronext will deliver a range of value-added
features to global customers trading these new products or subscribing to the
RussellTick index data feed. More information will become available in future
Russell Indexes/NYSE Euronext announcements.

Please visit the Russell Investments/NYSE Euronext portal for more
information.

About Russell Investments

Russell Investments (Russell) is a global asset manager and one of only a few
firms that offer actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services that
include advice, investments and implementation. Working with institutional
investors, financial advisors and individuals, Russell’s core capabilities
extend across capital markets insights, manager research, portfolio
construction, portfolio implementation and indexes.

Russell has about $159 billion in assets under management (as of 9/30/2012)
and works with 2,400 institutional clients and more than 580 independent
distribution partners globally. As a consultant to some of the largest pools
of capital in the world, Russell has $2.4 trillion in assets under advisement
(as of 12/31/11). It has four decades of experience researching and selecting
investment managers and meets annually with more than 2,200 managers around
the world. Russell traded more than $1.5 trillion in 2011 through its
implementation services business. Russell calculates approximately 700,000
benchmarks daily covering 98% of the investable market globally, 85 countries
and more than 10,000 securities. Approximately $3.9 trillion in assets are
benchmarked to the Russell Indexes.

Russell is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA, Russell has offices in
Amsterdam, Auckland, Beijing, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Melbourne,
Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and
Toronto. For more information about how Russell helps to improve financial
security for people, visit www.russell.com or follow us @Russell_News.

About NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext (NYSE: 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 Russell 1000® Index,
Russell Global Index and the S&P 500 index. For more information, please
visit: http://www.nyx.com.

Russell Investment Group is a Washington, USA corporation, which operates
through subsidiaries worldwide, including Russell Investments, and is a
subsidiary of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Russell
Investments is the owner of the trademarks, service marks and copyrights
related to its respective indexes. Russell’s indexes are unmanaged and cannot
be invested in directly.

Nothing contained in this material is intended to constitute legal, tax,
securities, or investment advice, nor an opinion regarding the appropriateness
of any investment, nor a solicitation of any type. The general information
contained in this publication should not be acted upon without obtaining
specific legal, tax, and investment advice from a licensed professional.

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 Autorité des Marchés 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.

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Contact:

Intermarket
Michael Gelormino, 212-909-4780
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or
Russell Investments
Tim Benedict, 212-702-7823
TBenedict@russell.com
or
NYSE Euronext
Paola Hernandez, 212-656-2420
PHernandez@nyx.com
 
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