Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Americas Trading Group Selects NYSE Technologies to Develop and Manage its High-Performance Execution Platform for Latin America

New York, NY -- July 27, 2011 -- Americas Trading Group (ATG) announced today that it has selected NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, as a primary technology provider for the development and operation of ATG's new electronic trading platform for the Latin American markets.  This broker-neutral, high performance execution platform combines the robustness of NYSE Technologies Managed Transaction Hub infrastructure with ATG´s leading expertise in electronic trading throughout the region.

The concept is to provide a comprehensive suite of products and services designed to fulfill the needs of the most demanding and sophisticated global clients requiring high performance access to Latin America’s markets. The platform manages local and cross border order flow to the different exchanges and brokers in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Argentina.   Clients in those markets can also route orders to the various destinations around the world reached by NYSE Technologies’ SFTI global network for the financial industry.

“ATG’s clients will benefit from an array of services that includes low latency network connectivity to global markets, locally developed algorithms and trading screens, monitoring tools, and advanced technical and business intelligence reports.   With the growing importance of Latin America in the global financial markets, ATG sees this initiative with NYSE Technologies as a ground-breaking opportunity to reach a community of investors never explored before, allowing for local players to increase their access to international markets,” says Fernando Cohen, CEO of ATG.

“We are delighted to have been selected by ATG to operate this innovative platform. ATG’s clients will be able to leverage the highest performing electronic trading infrastructure to seamlessly access all of their key regional counter-parties,” said Stanley Young, CEO of NYSE Technologies. “This effort capitalizes on the enormous potential and the further integration of the Latin American markets, validating NYSE Technologies’ new concept of technology as a service, reducing the total cost of ownership and increasing the scalability of infrastructure across market participants.”

Eric Ryan
NYSE Euronext

Carlos Felipe Barros                                                                 Francisco Gurgel
Americas Trading Group                                                          Americas Trading Group
55.21.2197.5300                                                                      55.21.2197.5300
cfbarros@americastg.com                                                       fgav@americastg.com

About Americas Trading GroupAn independent and privately owned company, Amercias Trading Group is a provider of electronic trading product and services to the world’s leading trading organizations including global banks, brokerage houses, hedge-funds, asset managers, electronic market makers and institutional investors. The company was founded in 2010, has a focus on Latin America and operates from its headquarter in Rio de Janeiro and local offices in Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Santiago and Miami. Customers use Americas Trading Group broker agnostic execution platform to access a portfolio of high performance and low latency services, ranging from global market access to locally developed algorithms, market data, trading screens, monitoring tools, latency and availability reports. In addition, Americas Trading Group offers managed solutions, expert consultancy and hosting services in its co-location facilities. For additional information visit: www.americastg.com

About NYSE TechnologiesA subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies provides comprehensive transaction, data and infrastructure services and managed solutions for buy-side, sell-side and exchange communities that require next-generation performance and expertise for mission critical and value-added client services. NYSE Technologies operates four units: the Global Connectivity unit, offering one of the world's largest, most reliable financial transaction networks connecting firms and exchanges worldwide; the Trading Solutions unit, which creates and implements high performance, end-to-end messaging software and real-time market data distribution and integration products; the Exchange Solutions unit, which provides multi-asset exchange platform services, managed services and expert consultancy; and the Global Market Data unit, which offers a broad array of global market information products covering multiple asset classes. With offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, NYSE Technologies' advanced integrated solutions for a wide range of services has earned the ability to power the trading operations of global financial institutions and exchanges. For additional information visit: www.nyse.com/technologies.

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 and Americas Trading Group´s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on NYSE Euronext and Americas Trading Group’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 and Americas Trading Group’s results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: NYSE Euronext and Americas Trading Group’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 2010 ("document de référence") filed with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Filed on April 19, 2011 under No. D.11-0333), 2010 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 and Americas Trading Group that the projections will prove to be correct. This press release speaks only as of this date. NYSE Euronext and Americas Trading Group disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

Contact: Eric Ryan
Phone:             212.656.2411      
Email:  eryan@nyx.com

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