NYSE Euronext Celebrated Fourth Annual Financial Capability Week

  NYSE Euronext Celebrated Fourth Annual Financial Capability Week

 Attendees participated in a full week of conferences, panel discussions and
            bell ceremonies to celebrate Financial Literacy Month

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- April 19, 2013

In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, NYSE Euronext (NYX) hosted its
fourth annual Financial Capability Week. More than 100 guests gathered at the
company’s offices in the U.S. and Europe to celebrate, highlight and share
innovative approaches to financial capability.

“We host Financial Capability Week each year to raise awareness of the
importance of financial fitness and education, shine a spotlight on the many
organizations and companies doing good work to address these issues and
promote collaboration across sectors by bringing leaders together around this
important topic,” said Michelle Greene, Head of Corporate Responsibility at
NYSE Euronext.

In celebration of Financial Capability Week, U.S. bell ceremonies were
celebrated by many companies and organizations, including the Council for
Economic Education, the Center for Financial Services Innovation, the
Financial Literacy Center, Grameen Bank, HelloWallet and the Network for
Teaching Entrepreneurship. Bell ceremonies in both Lisbon and New York also
celebrated NYSE Euronext's global partnership with Junior Achievement. In
addition, a bell ceremony in Brussels celebrated a lecture series on the role
of the stock market in the financing of companies, which included Pascal Smet,
the Minister for Education, representatives of the Department of Education of
the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) and university students.

Conferences were also held at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in
conjunction with the bell ceremonies to convene thought leaders and encourage
collaboration around financial capability. The week began with a high level
forum on Financial Capability: Empowering Girls and Women, which brought
together women and girls' empowerment organizations and experts in the
financial capability field to promote the financial empowerment of women and
girls. Panelists included Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize recipient and founder of
Grameen Bank; Rosie Rios, US Treasurer; and Anna Marie Chavez, CEO of Girls
Scouts of USA, which launched a new study on girls’ financial capability at
the NYSE. A separate forum on Workplace Financial Fitness, celebrated NYSE
Euronext’s new initiative to increase workplace financial fitness by offering
tools and resources to NYSE-Listed companies in the US, including access to
resources provided via a partnership with HelloWallet, a leading provider of
web-based tools that employees can use to set and reach their personal
financial goals.

“Providing support for financial fitness in the workplace benefits both
employees and employers,” said Greene. “Given our position at the nexus of so
many of the world’s leading companies, we feel a special responsibility to
promote workplace financial fitness. Through our own initiatives and through
partnerships, NYSE Euronext is working to provide resources to our
listed-companies to assist them as they help improve the financial well-being
of their employees. These efforts will help individuals and families in our
communities build more secure financial futures. ”

In Europe, NYSE Euronext offices in Belfast, in partnership with Business in
the Community NI, held a panel discussion on the importance of supporting
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, as well as
financial literacy initiatives in schools. NYSE Euronext offices in Lisbon
hosted the inaugural Young Professional Sessions (YPS), which aims to promote
financial literacy and educate young professionals about the capital markets.
In addition, Carlos Tavares, President of CMVM, the Portuguese securities
market regulator delivered a speech on the Portuguese National Plan for
Financial Literacy.

For more details on Financial Capability Week hosted by NYSE Euronext, please
visit our website. For more information on NYSE Euronext’s recent initiatives
related to Corporate Responsibility (CR), please visit our CR Blog.

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: http://www.nyx.com.

Contact:

NYSE Euronext
Media:
U.S.:
Keara Everdell, 212-656-2159
keverdell@nyx.com
or
Europe:
Rineke Reitsma, +31 20 550 4110
rreitsma@nyx.com
 
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