NYSE Euronext Update on Acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange

  NYSE Euronext Update on Acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange  Business Wire  NEW YORK -- October 30, 2013  NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) today provided the following statement and timeline for the completion of its pending acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses.  ICE and NYSE Euronext have postponed the closing date of their previously announced merger transaction from November 4, 2013 to a later date to be announced to allow additional time for relevant European regulators and ministries to process and issue their approvals. As previously announced, ICE and NYSE Euronext have received a letter from the Chairmen’s Committee of the Euronext College of Regulators, which includes each individual regulator of the Euronext markets, indicating that it is “not minded to object” to ICE’s proposed acquisition. ICE and NYSE Euronext are awaiting receipt of the remaining national regulatory approvals, which they expect to receive in the coming days, and anticipate closing the proposed transaction within two business days after receipt of the final regulatory approval. Neither ICE nor NYSE Euronext anticipates any substantive issues being raised in the context of these remaining European national approvals.  ICE and NYSE Euronext have not extended the election deadline for shareholders of NYSE Euronext to make merger consideration elections of stock and/or cash consideration, which remains 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 31, 2013, with such election deadline being fixed unless extended by ICE through further public announcement. Shareholders of NYSE Euronext who hold shares through a financial intermediary such as a bank, broker, trust company or other nominee may have an earlier election deadline and should carefully review any instructions received from their bank, broker, trust company or other nominee in order to comply with any earlier deadline. Shareholders of NYSE Euronext with questions regarding the election procedures or materials should contact their financial intermediary, or Georgeson Inc., the information agent for the transaction, at 888-566-8006 (toll free in the United States) or 781-575-2137 (outside the United States).  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. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.  Please follow us at:  Exchanges Blog Facebook LinkedIn Twitter  CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS  This written communication 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 Group, 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 Group, 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 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 Group 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, 2012, as filed with the SEC on February 26, 2013. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this written communication. Except for any obligations to disclose material information under the Federal securities laws, ICE Group, ICE and NYSE Euronext undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this written communication.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND WHERE TO FIND IT  This communication 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 Group has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S−4, which the SEC has declared effective and which contains a joint proxy statement/prospectus with respect to the proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext by ICE Group. The final joint proxy statement/prospectus has been 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 CONTAINS 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.  Contact:  NYSE Euronext Media Robert Rendine, 212-656-2180 rrendine@nyx.com or Eric Ryan, 212-656-2411 eryan@nyx.com or Caroline Tourrier, +33 (0)1 49 27 10 82 ctourrier@nyx.com or Investor Relations Stephen Davidson, 212-656-2183 sdavidson@nyx.com  
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