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Euronext celebrates the city of Namur's first bond listing on Euronext Brussels

May 7, 2014

ENP Newswire - 07 May 2014

Release date- 05052014 - Euronext Group N.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), announces the successful bond listing by the city of Namur on its Brussels regulated market (Euronext Brussels).

The city of Namur has been the capital of Wallonia since December 11th, 1986, a region with 3.5 million inhabitants. Namur has a total area of ??175.69 km-2 and has 110,096 inhabitants.

The bonds (Medium Term Notes) are admitted to listing on Euronext through a private placement offer with a total issued amount of EUR 25,000,000 reaching maturity on the 5th of May 2017 and the 5th of May 2019. The interest rates stand at 1.231% and 1.702%.

'We are pleased to welcome the city of Namur's bond issue on Euronext Brussels', said Vincent Van Dessel, CEO of Euronext Brussels. 'Bonds offer an attractive source of additional funding that are both flexible and efficient, and we are convinced that our bond offering encourages investors to continue investing in the market. The successful placement of the city of Namur underscores the vital role capital markets can play in realising the strategic goals of all sorts of players'.

Alain Baetens, Head of Listings of Euronext Brussels: 'We are delighted with the city of Namur's strong appreciation of our outstanding Bond Listing and Trading Offer for professionally managed institutions, public authorities and companies. We look very much forward to a real partnership with the city of Namur in bringing them the full benefits of raising funds through the capital markets'.

Maxime Prevot, Mayor of Namur, commented: 'It is with great enthusiasm that the City of Namur takes part in this innovative process for local authorities and their finances. With these bonds, with their lower costs - and certainly more attractive than conventional bank loans - and no financial risk for the municipal budget, the City will be able to raise financing for a series of major projects to support our capital city in its process of urban renewal'.

Today, to celebrate the introduction of the new bond, Maxime Prevot, Mayor of Namur, rang the bell to open trading on Euronext's European market. He was accompanied by Vincent Van Dessel , Chairman and CEO of Euronext Brussels, and Alain Baetens, Head of Listings of Euronext Brussels.


Euronext Brussels

Chloe Dungelhoeff: Tel.+32 2 213 13 32

City of Namur

Benoit Demazy: Tel. +32 81 246 024

About Euronext

Euronext is the first pan-European exchange, spanning Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK. Created in 2000, it unites markets which date back to the start of the 17th century. It is the primary exchange in the Euro zone with over 1 300 issuers worth EUR2.6 trillion in market capitalization, an unmatched blue chip franchise consisting of 20+ issuers in the EURO STOXX 50 benchmark and a strong diverse domestic and international client base.

Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise of running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. Euronext operates regulated markets, Alternext, EasyNext and the Free Market; in addition it offers EnterNext, which facilitates small and mid-capitalizations' access to capital markets.

Euronext is a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (ICE).

About IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc.

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) is the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses for financial and commodity markets. ICE delivers transparent, reliable and accessible data, technology and risk management services to markets around the world through its portfolio of exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, ICE Futures, Liffe and Euronext.

Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include IntercontinentalExchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE Euronext, NYSE, New York Stock Exchange, LIFFE and Euronext. Information regarding additional trademarks and intellectual property rights of IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. and/or its affiliates is located at and

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Source: ENP Newswire

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