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Friday, November 30, 2007

FocusShares Lists Four New Gimmick ETFS on the Arca

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Four new FocusShares ETFs from the International Securities Exchange have listed on the NYSE Arca. The FocusShares ISE Homebuilders Index Fund, the FocusShares ISE SINdex Fund, the FocusShares ISE-CCM Homeland Security Index Fund, and the FocusShares ISE-REVERE Wal-Mart Supplier Index Fund all began trading today.

NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) today announced that four FocusShares exchange traded funds (ETFs), that seeks to track the performance of indexes developed by the International Securities Exchange, LLC, the operating subsidiary of International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ISE), listed and began trading on NYSE Arca. ISE’s industry indexes are designed to track the performance of the most highly capitalized publicly traded companies in specific industry sectors.

FocusShares ISE Homebuilders Index Fund (NYSE Arca: SAW) - Tracks the performance of the ISE Homebuilders Index which measures stocks of residential construction companies and prefabricated house manufacturers.

FocusShares ISE SINdex Fund (NYSE Arca: PUF) - Tracks the performance of the ISE SINdex which measures the broad based equity market performance in operators of casinos and gaming facilities, producers of beer and malt liquors, distillers, vintners and producers of other alcoholic beverages, and manufacturers of cigarettes and other tobacco.

FocusShares ISE-CCM Homeland Security Index Fund (NYSE Arca: MYP) - Tracks the ISE-CCM Homeland Security Index which measures the performance of the companies primarily engaged in the business of contractual work with the department of Homeland Security, law enforcement agencies, or providing products or services for the following efforts: intelligence and warning; border and transportation security; domestic counterterrorism; protection of critical infrastructure; defense against catastrophic threats; and, emergency preparedness and response.

FocusShares ISE-REVERE Wal-Mart Supplier Index Fund (NYSE Arca: WSI) - Tracks the performance of the ISE-Revere Wal-Mart Supplier Index which is made up of stocks of companies that derive a substantial portion of revenue from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

“We are very proud to welcome these four new FocusShares ETFs to NYSE Euronext’s growing family of innovative ETFs,” said NYSE Group Senior Vice President, Exchange Traded Funds and Indexes, Lisa Dallmer. “By offering investors access to some of the most diversified specific industry sectors, today’s new listings further solidify NYSE Euronext’s commitment to add more groundbreaking products to our roster.”

Including today’s listings, NYSE Group markets have 227 primary ETF listings and trade all other eligible ETFs on a UTP basis. Through the first three quarters of 2007, NYSE Group handled 41% of all ETF shares traded in the U.S. market. As the largest public liquidity pool for ETF trading, NYSE Group is committed to offering investors the most innovative new investment options with superior pricing and market quality.

About NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext, a holding company created by the combination of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V., commenced trading on April 4, 2007. NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) operates the world’s largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext, which brings together six cash equities exchanges in five countries and six derivatives exchanges in six countries, is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data. Representing a combined $30.3 trillion/€21.3 trillion total market capitalization of listed companies and average daily trading value of approximately $139 billion/€103 billion (as of September 30, 2007), NYSE Euronext seeks to provide the highest standards of market quality and integrity, innovative products and services to investors, issuers, and all users of its markets.

NYSE Euronext and its affiliates do not recommend or make any representation as to possible benefits from any securities, products, services or investments. Investors should undertake their own due diligence regarding their securities and investment practices.

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 reference document for 2006 ("document de référence") filed with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Registered on June 6, 2007 under No. R.07-0089), 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, 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.  

Edited by: Erin Kello

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