NYSE Euronext Announces Trading Volumes for February 2012 -continued

Global Derivatives ADV Down 21% Year-over-Year
European Cash ADV Down 9%; U.S. Cash ADV Down 21%
March 9, 2012--NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced trading volumes for its global derivatives and cash equities exchanges for February 2012[1]. Trading volumes declined year-over-year and month-over-month across most venues.
Global derivatives average daily volume ("ADV") of 7.0 million contracts in February 2012 decreased 21.4% versus the prior year, with European Derivatives declining 35.7% and U.S. equity options decreasing 9.2%. European cash trading ADV decreased 8.7% year-over-year, but increased 7.1% from January 2012 levels. U.S. cash trading ADV decreased 21.0% from February 2011 levels.

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Source: NYSE Euronext

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