IMKB and NYSE Liffe to Launch Derivatives on Turkish Stocks and the IMKB Index

IMKB AND NYSE LIFFE TO LAUNCH DERIVATIVES ON TURKISH STOCKS AND THE IMKB 30 INDEX

London, Istanbul, 6 December, 2012 –  İstanbul Menkul Kıymetler Borsası (IMKB) and NYSE Liffe, the European derivatives business of NYSE Euronext, today announced the launch of futures and options contracts based on some of the constituents of  the IMKB 30 Index. The new contracts will be available for trading before the end of this year on IMKB and in the first quarter of 2013 on NYSE Liffe London market.

Standard Individual Equity Option Contracts on some of the constituents of the IMKB 30 Index will be available to trade on IMKB and on NYSE Liffe’s London central order book. NYSE Liffe will also make available, via Bclear, flexible Universal Stock Futures and standard and flexible Individual Equity Option Contracts based on some of the constituents of the IMKB 30 Index. In addition, the exchanges will also list derivatives on Turkey’s leading index the IMKB 30 Index in due course.

Roland Bellegarde, Group EVP for European Equities and Equity derivatives at NYSE Euronext said: “The introduction of these new futures and options on underlying stocks from Turkey and derivatives on the IMKB 30 index is the outcome of successful discussions between IMKB and NYSE Euronext and highlights our commitment to working collaboratively with IMKB and meeting the needs of our customers in rapidly evolving markets.”

İbrahim M. Turhan, Chairman and CEO of İMKB said: “IMKB has recently engaged in comprehensive projects to increase the volumes as well as the diversity of traded products for our investors. One of these projects is the further development of the derivatives market, that will bring significant added-value to the Turkish Capital Markets. This agreement with NYSE Liffe is just another building block to bolster the drive to promote İstanbul as a financial center. We greatly value the global experience of NYSE Euronext in the exchange industry and hope to continue our collaboration in further projects.”

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NYSE Euronext
Contact: James Dunseath                                                                                      
Phone: +44 (0)20 7379 2804                                                                             
Email:  jdunseath@nyx.com    

IMKB
Contact: Kemal Kaptaner
Phone: +90 212 298 23 71
Email: Kemal.Kaptaner@imkb.gov.tr                                                                          

About İMKB
İstanbul Menkul Kıymetler Borsası (İMKB-İstanbul Stock Exchange) is a leading exchange in its region providing transparent, efficient and liquid markets for issuers, investors and intermediaries. İMKB, through its subsidiaries (Takasbank and Central Registry Agency) covers settlement, custody and registry services for a wide range of products such as equities, debt securities, repo, warrants, certificates and ETFs. İMKB is fully committed to developing its markets further, diversifying its products and linking with other markets. This contributes to the vision of making Istanbul an international finance center. For further information, please visit the İMKB website at www.ise.org.

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 www.nyx.com.