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NYSE Liffe to launch equity options on UNIT4 N.V.


Amsterdam - NYSE Liffe, the Europe-based derivatives business of NYSE Euronext (NYX), announces that it will add options on the shares in UNIT4 N.V. (ticker symbol: UNT) to its highly successful range of equity option classes. Trading in options on UNIT4 will start on August 24. The new option class will be introduced on the Amsterdam derivatives market of NYSE Liffe.

Alan van Griethuysen, Business Head Benelux and Asia of NYSE Liffe, commented: “With the listing of options on UNIT4 we are further expanding our equity option franchise on the central market. We are pleased investors in UNIT4 will also have access to our liquid and highly competitive options market.”

These new American-style options will expire on the third Friday of the contract month and will have initial lifetimes of one to nine months. Each option will represent 100 shares in UNIT4 and will be cleared via LCH.Clearnet SA. NYSE Liffe will select up to three PMMs and nine CMMs as liquidity providers. Trading will take place on LIFFE Connect®

The market for UNIT4 options will be supported by NYSE Liffe’s highly successful ‘full screen’ central market model, developed in Amsterdam, and also used in Brussels, London and Paris. This model gives investors access to competitive prices throughout the trading day by ensuring a constant display of bid and offer prices, thus improving on-screen liquidity, enhancing the quality of the market and providing added value for customers.

In the first half of 2011, 79 million equity options were traded on NYSE Liffe, half of which were traded on the Amsterdam market. After this option listing on UNIT4 all of the AEX® funds as well as 22 of the AMX® funds have listed options.

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 Amex, 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, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500. For more information, please visit:

Over UNIT4
UNIT4 wil een wereldwijde standaard zetten voor bedrijfssoftware die snel veranderende organisaties (een nichemarkt die UNIT4 benoemt als Businesses Living IN Change, oftewel BLINC) in de commerciële en publieke sector helpt om in te kunnen spelen op interne en externe veranderingen. Simpel, snel en kosteneffectief. De automatiseerder heeft activiteiten in zeventien landen in Europa en zeven landen in Noord-Amerika, Afrika & Azië-Pacific. De omzet in 2010 bedroeg 421,7 miljoen euro. Het bedrijf telt meer dan 4.000 werknemers en het hoofdkantoor is gevestigd in Sliedrecht. UNIT4 biedt een breed portfolio van oplossingen, waaronder de financiële managementsoftware CODA en de flexibele ERP-oplossing Agresso Business World. In de Benelux levert UNIT4 business software voor verschillende sectoren, waaronder accountancy, gezondheidszorg, groothandel en distributie, mkb, onderwijs, publieke sector en zakelijke en financiële dienstverlening. Daarnaast levert UNIT4 oplossingen voor personeelsinformatie en salarisverwerking, business intelligence en diensten op het gebied van continuïteit en cloud computing. Website:

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Provider : Euronext Amsterdam


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