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NYSE Extends Winning Streak as the Home to Technology Innovators

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 9, 2019--

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), showed again why it is the exchange group of choice for the world’s most innovative technology companies, adding $110 billion in technology market capitalization and raising 75 percent of technology IPO proceeds in the U.S. during the first half of 2019. Overall, the NYSE extended its leadership as the world’s premier listings venue, raising a total of $20.9 billion in proceeds.

In addition, NYSE Group was once again the top choice to Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) issuers. In the first half of 2019, NYSE Group welcomed 88 ETFs, with $3.35 billion in assets under management (AUM), solidifying its position as the largest exchange group for ETFs. NYSE Group is now home to 70 percent of listed ETFs, representing 78 percent of ETF assets under management.

“In the biggest first half for capital raising since 2007, the NYSE furthered its leadership in tech listings, raising 75 percent of all U.S. tech IPO proceeds,” said Stacey Cunningham, President, NYSE Group. “Leading technology companies consistently look to the NYSE to help raise capital, increase visibility, provide liquidity for early investors and employees, and establish a currency for future mergers and acquisitions. Importantly, this also enables everyday investors to participate in the success of these innovative companies.”

The of cutting-edge technology paired with human judgment makes it the perfect partner for companies looking to change the world. In the first half of the year (January 1 - June 30, 2019), the NYSE maintained its global listing leadership with industry-leading performance in key areas, including:

Continuing its tradition of supporting breakthrough innovations and products, the NYSE launched a for emerging, high-growth biotech companies. Through this program, which provides an easier on-ramp to the public markets, the NYSE offers biotech entrepreneurs a new path to raising capital and powering their research and development efforts to address today’s greatest medical challenges.

“The NYSE continues to drive innovation in the listings space, recently launching our new biotech program designed to help companies drive growth, create jobs and build the next generation of breakthrough products and services by accessing the public markets,” said John Tuttle, Vice Chairman and Chief Commercial Officer, NYSE Group. “Our Direct Floor Listing for Slack -- only the second ever executed -- also highlights how we have moved the process forward, allowing another great technology company to capture all the advantages of a NYSE listing, without the need to raise capital through a traditional IPO.”

When a company joins the NYSE, it joins a community of the world’s greatest thought leaders who are looking to advance society and move business forward.

In yet another innovation for our listed companies, the NYSE launched the in the first half of the year, comprising 15 founding member CEOs from some of the world’s largest and most well-established brands. These leaders have committed to leveraging their personal networks to identify qualified, diverse candidates interested in serving on boards. Through a series of live events, the Council will introduce these candidates to NYSE-listed companies seeking to expand diversity on their boards.

The Exchange also expanded the NYSE Investor Access event series - a series of gatherings that brings together NYSE-listed small and mid-cap issuers with long-term, long-only buy-side investors for one-on-one and small group meetings. In 2019, the NYSE held three NYSE Investor Access days, hosting over 150 meetings across the energy and technology sectors. Each event offers a unique opportunity for issuers to speak directly with investors to outline their business strategies and future plans. To learn more about upcoming events for leaders across real estate, healthcare, financial services, automotive and other verticals, .

For more information on the New York Stock Exchange, .

NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services. NYSE Group’s equity exchanges -- the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE American, NYSE Arca, NYSE Chicago and NYSE National -- trade more U.S. equity volume than any other exchange group. The NYSE is the premier global venue for capital raising, leading worldwide in IPOs, including technology IPOs. NYSE Arca Options and NYSE Amex Options are leading equity options exchanges. To learn more, visit .

(NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 and Fortune Future 50 company formed in the year 2000 to modernize markets. ICE serves customers by operating in the , and information services they rely upon to invest, trade and manage risk across global financial and commodity markets. A leader in market data, serves the information and connectivity needs across virtually all asset classes. As the parent company of the , the company raises more capital than any other exchange in the world, driving economic growth and transforming markets.

Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange. Information regarding additional trademarks and intellectual property rights of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and/or its affiliates is located at . Key Information Documents for certain products covered by the EU Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation can be accessed on the relevant exchange website under the heading “Key information Documents (KIDS)”.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 -- Statements in this press release regarding ICE’s business that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see ICE’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in ICE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, as filed with the SEC on February 7, 2019.

SOURCE: Intercontinental Exchange

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK GEORGIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE FINANCE BANKING DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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