New York Stock Exchange joins the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Visits the NYSE and Rings The Closing Bell® to Commemorate NYSE Euronext’s Participation in the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to commemorate NYSE Euronext joining the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, which explores how exchanges can work together with investors, regulators, and companies to enhance corporate transparency on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues and encourage responsible long-term approaches to investment. To mark the occasion, NYSE Euronext hosted a high-level event, gathering senior executives from NYSE-Listed companies and sustainability professionals with leaders from the United Nations, academia and non-profit organizations at the NYSE. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered special remarks on the evolving role of stock exchanges in promoting sustainable capital markets. New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, who has shown enormous leadership on these issues, also gave remarks. Following the forum, both guests joined NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan L. Niederauer in ringing the NYSE closing bell. This celebration further demonstrates NYSE Euronext’s commitment to sustainability. In 2012, NYSE Euronext achieved carbon-neutral status for the third year in a row, again making it the only global exchange operator to do so. In the same year, the company was also named to CDP’s S&P 500 Carbon Performance Leadership Index and received a Green Power Leadership Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For a number of years, the company has also been included in several key sustainability indices, including CDP’s S&P 500 Disclosure Leadership Index, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good, and is a member of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership. View the Press Release here. SSE Brochure in Japanese. , ,When/Where: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street 2:15 p.m. Arrival of press 2:30 p.m. Reception and ceremonial signing of the SSE, featuring remarks by UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan Niederauer 3:30 p.m. Additional media escorted into the building for bell ringing 4:00 p.m. The Closing Bell rings Contact: Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Annmarie Gioia at 212.656.5437 or agioia [at] Photo/Video: Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420), and European Press Agency (917.670.1323). The Closing Bell (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483. Facebook/Twitter/YouTube: For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext), YouTube (nysetv1), and Twitter (@NYSEEuronext), #NYSEBell.