Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Waiting Period Expires for IntercontinentalExchange Acquisition of NYSE Euronext

  Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Waiting Period Expires for IntercontinentalExchange
                         Acquisition of NYSE Euronext

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2013

ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE)
and NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) today announced the expiration of the waiting
period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act in
connection with the proposed combination of the two companies. The waiting
period expired Friday, February 15.

Expiration of the HSR waiting period satisfies one of the regulatory
requirements for completion of the merger. The transaction remains subject to
additional regulatory requirements, as described in the Registration Statement
on Form S-4 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including
competition approvals in Europe.

ICE announced the proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext on December 20, 2012
following unanimous approval by the companies' respective boards of directors.

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. www.theice.com

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 https://www.theice.com/terms.jhtml

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, 2012, as
filed with the SEC on February 6, 2013.

ICE-CORP

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the
safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by words such
as "may," "hope," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend,"
"believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue," "could," "future"
or the negative of those terms or other words of similar meaning. You should
carefully read forward-looking statements, including statements that contain
these words, because they discuss our future expectations or state other
"forward-looking" information. Forward-looking statements are subject to
numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties which change over time. ICE and
NYSE Euronext caution readers that any forward-looking statement is not a
guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ
materially from those contained in the forward-looking statement.

Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about
the benefits of the proposed merger involving ICE and NYSE Euronext, including
future financial results, ICE's and NYSE Euronext's plans, objectives,
expectations and intentions, the expected timing of completion of the
transaction and other statements that are not historical facts. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
indicated by such forward-looking statements are set forth in ICE's and NYSE
Euronext's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the
"SEC"). These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the
following: the inability to close the merger in a timely manner; the inability
to complete the merger due to the failure of NYSE Euronext stockholders to
adopt the merger agreement or the failure of ICE stockholders to approve the
issuance of ICE common stock in connection with the merger; the failure to
satisfy other conditions to completion of the merger, including receipt of
required regulatory and other approvals; the failure of the proposed
transaction to close for any other reason; the possibility that any of the
anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction will not be realized; the
risk that integration of NYSE Euronext's operations with those of ICE will be
materially delayed or will be more costly or difficult than expected; the
challenges of integrating and retaining key employees; the effect of the
announcement of the transaction on ICE's, NYSE Euronext's or the combined
company's respective business relationships, operating results and business
generally; the possibility that the anticipated synergies and cost savings of
the merger will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected
time period; the possibility that the merger may be more expensive to complete
than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events;
diversion of management's attention from ongoing business operations and
opportunities; general competitive, economic, political and market conditions
and fluctuations; actions taken or conditions imposed by the United States and
foreign governments or regulatory authorities; and adverse outcomes of pending
or threatened litigation or government investigations. In addition, you
should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties and other factors that
may affect future results of the combined company, as are described in the
section entitled "Risk Factors" in the joint proxy statement/prospectus filed
by ICE with the SEC, and as described in ICE's and NYSE Euronext's respective
filings with the SEC that are available on the SEC's web site located at
www.sec.gov, including the sections entitled "Risk Factors" in ICE's Form 10−K
for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, as filed with the SEC on February
6, 2013, and "Risk Factors" in NYSE Euronext's Form 10−K for the fiscal year
ended December 31, 2011, as filed with the SEC on February 29, 2012, and NYSE
Euronext's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31,
2012, as filed with the SEC on May 4, 2012, and September 30, 2012, as filed
with the SEC on November 8, 2012. You should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press
release. Except for any obligations to disclose material information under the
Federal securities laws, ICE undertakes no obligation to publicly update any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
of this press release.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND WHERE TO FIND IT
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of
an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. In
connection with the proposed transaction, ICE has filed with the SEC a
registration statement on Form S−4, which includes a preliminary joint proxy
statement/prospectus with respect to the proposed acquisition of NYSE
Euronext. The final joint proxy statement/prospectus will be delivered to the
stockholders of ICE and NYSE Euronext. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF BOTH
ICE AND NYSE EURONEXT ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS
REGARDING THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING
ANY DOCUMENTS PREVIOUSLY FILED WITH THE SEC AND INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE INTO
THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS
TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
ICE, NYSE EURONEXT AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security
holders may obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus, as
well as other filings containing information about ICE and NYSE Euronext,
without charge, at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. Investors may also
obtain these documents, without charge, from ICE's website at
http://www.theice.com and from NYSE Euronext's website at http://www.nyx.com.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE MERGER SOLICITATION
ICE, NYSE Euronext and their respective directors, executive officers and
other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in
the solicitation of proxies in respect of the transactions contemplated by the
Merger Agreement.

You can find information about ICE and ICE's directors and executive officers
in ICE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, as
filed with the SEC on February 6, 2013, and ICE's proxy statement for its 2012
annual meeting of stockholders, as filed with the SEC on March 30, 2012.

You can find information about NYSE Euronext and NYSE Euronext's directors and
executive officers in NYSE Euronext's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2011, as filed with the SEC on February 29, 2012, and NYSE
Euronext's proxy statement for its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, filed
with the SEC on March 26, 2012.

Additional information about the interests of potential participants is
included in the joint proxy statement/prospectus, and the other relevant
documents filed by ICE and NYSE Euronext with the SEC.

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Contact: Media: Brookly McLaughlin, Communications Director, +1-312-836-6728,
brookly.mclaughlin@theice.com; Claire Miller, Communications Director, +44 20
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Relations & Corp. Communications, +1-770-857-4726, kelly.loeffler@theice.com
 
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