NYSE Euronext Announces 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders Vote Results

  NYSE Euronext Announces 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders Vote Results  Business Wire  NEW YORK -- April 26, 2013  At the NYSE Euronext (NYX) annual stockholders’ meeting held on April 25, 2013:    *16 director nominees received a majority of votes cast, with an average     approval rate of 96.35% of votes cast,   *Stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the     Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2013,   *Stockholders approved on an advisory, non-binding basis, the Company’s     executive compensation,   *Stockholders approved a Company proposal amending and restating the     Company’s Omnibus Incentive Plan,   *Stockholders reapproved the performance goals under the Company’s Omnibus     Incentive Plan,   *Stockholders did not approve a Company proposal amending certain     provisions in the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of     Incorporation (Charter) to allow stockholders to call special meetings     (Special Meeting Proposal), and   *Stockholders did not approve a Company proposal amending certain     provisions in the Company’s Charter to allow stockholders to act by     written consent (Written Consent Proposal).  To be approved, the Special Meeting Proposal and the Written Consent Proposal each required the affirmative vote of not less than 80% of the shares of our outstanding stock entitled to be voted at the annual meeting. The Special Meeting Proposal received the support of 99.39% of the shares of our outstanding stock actually voted at the meeting, but only 63.78% of the shares of our outstanding stock entitled to be voted, and therefore the proposal was not approved. The Written Consent Proposal received the support of 97.84% of the shares of our outstanding stock actually voted at the meeting, but only 62.79% of the shares of our outstanding stock entitled to be voted, and therefore the proposal was not approved.  The Company’s Inspector of Elections, MacKenzie Partners, Inc., informed the Company of the following stockholder vote results:    *The stockholders elected the following persons to the Board of Directors:     Director                For           Against       Abstain         Jan-Michiel Hessels        151,172,140     3,750,378        827,937       (Chairman)       Marshall N. Carter         151,738,256     3,252,684        759,515       (Deputy Chairman)       Duncan L. Niederauer       (Chief Executive           151,518,813     3,486,768        744,874       Officer)       Dominique Cerutti       (President & Deputy        151,286,397     3,707,703        756,355       Chief Executive       Officer)       André Bergen               151,908,173     3,028,523        813,759       Ellyn L. Brown             151,884,213     3,110,006        756,236       Sir George Cox             151,259,322     3,725,870        765,263       Sylvain Hefes              149,642,552     5,347,815        760,088       Lawrence E.       Leibowitz (Chief           153,411,657     1,582,570        756,228       Operating Officer)       Duncan M. McFarland        145,940,728     9,033,568        776,159       James J. McNulty           145,968,544     9,023,732        758,179       Luís Maria Viana           153,082,621     1,906,126        761,708       Palha da Silva       Robert G. Scott            151,771,293     3,219,892        759,270       Jackson P. Tai             143,957,388     10,991,026       802,041       Rijnhard van Tets          150,928,097     4,038,469        783,889       Sir Brian Williamson       145,459,865     9,535,202        755,388    *The following table lists the vote results for the remaining proposals:  Proposal                    For           Against      Abstain      Ratification of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s          194,443,422     1,070,746      297,486 independent registered public accounting firm for 2013 Non-binding advisory vote on a Company proposal to      141,841,906     12,486,024     1,422,525 approve executive compensation Company proposal to approve the Amended and       151,841,021     3,534,609      374,825 Restated NYSE Euronext Omnibus Incentive Plan Company proposal to reapprove the performance goals under the NYSE          152,538,130     2,848,366      363,959 Euronext Omnibus Incentive Plan Company Special Meeting       154,797,834     616,557        336,064 Proposal Company Written Consent       152,383,069     3,043,960      323,426 Proposal                                                                                In addition to the figures provided above, there were 40,061,199 broker non-votes for each of the proposals with the exception of the ratification of auditors, which had zero broker non-votes.  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.  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 2012 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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