UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 April 4, 2007 Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) Delaware (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) 001-33392 (Commission File Number) 20-5110848 (IRS Employer Identification No.)
11 Wall Street New York, New York (Address of principal executive offices) Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 656-3000 NYSE Euronext, Inc. (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
10005 (Zip Code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions: Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425) Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12) Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b)) Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
COMPLETION OF ACQUISITION OR DISPOSITION OF ASSETS.
On April 4, 2007, NYSE Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“ NYSE Group ”), and Euronext N. V., a company organized under the laws of The Netherlands (“ Euronext ”), combined their businesses (the “ Combination ”) as contemplated by the Combination Agreement, dated as of June 1, 2006, as amended and restated as of November 24, 2006 (the “Combination Agreement”), by and among NYSE Group, Euronext, NYSE Euronext, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and Jefferson Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“ Merger Sub ”). As a result of the Combination, NYSE Group became a wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext, a Delaware corporation, and NYSE Euronext acquired more than 90% of the outstanding shares of Euronext. Pursuant to the Combination Agreement, Euronext‟s business was brought under NYSE Euronext through an exchange offer (the “ Offer ”) by NYSE Euronext, through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary NYSE Euronext (Holding) N.V., to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Euronext for €21.32 in cash and 0.98 of a share of NYSE Euronext common stock. The settlement and delivery of the Euronext shares tendered in the Offer occurred on April 4, 2007. After the settlement of the Offer, and pursuant to the Combination Agreement, NYSE Group‟s business was brought under NYSE Euronext through a merger of NYSE Group and Merger Sub (the “ Merger ”) that occurred on April 4, 2007, with Merger Sub continuing as the surviving corporation and changing its name to “NYSE Group, Inc.” At the effective time of the Merger, each share of NYSE Group common stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (other than any share of NYSE Group common stock owned by NYSE Group or Merger Sub and in each case not held on behalf of third parties (each, an „„ Excluded Share ”)) was automatically converted into the right to receive one fully paid and nonassessable share of common stock of NYSE Euronext, and each Excluded Share ceased to be outstanding, was cancelled and retired without payment of any consideration therefor and ceased to exist. From and after the effective time of the Merger, all NYSE Group common stock was cancelled and retired and ceased to exist. Shares of NYSE Euronext common stock that were issued to NYSE Group stockholders in the merger are subject to the same transfer restrictions, if any, that the shares of NYSE Group common stock were subject to prior to the Merger. On April 2, 2007, NYSE Euronext commenced a subsequent offering period to acquire Euronext shares that were not tendered during the initial Offer period. The subsequent offering period is scheduled to expire on April 17, 2007. Following the successful completion of the subsequent Offer period, NYSE Euronext plans to effectuate a corporate reorganization of Euronext and its subsidiaries (referred to as the post-closing reorganization) that is intended to result in the business of Euronext being held in wholly owned subsidiaries of NYSE Euronext. If NYSE Euronext acquires 95% or more of the outstanding Euronext shares in the Offer (including during the subsequent offering period), it intends to effect the post-closing reorganization through a compulsory acquisition of Euronext shares under Dutch law.
DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR PRINCIPAL OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS
Effective April 4, 2007, NYSE Euronext appointed the following Directors and Management Committee members: Directors Jan-Michiel Hessels (Chairman) Marshall N. Carter (Deputy Chairman) John A. Thain Jean-François Théodore Ellyn L. Brown Sir George Cox André Dirckx William E. Ford Sylvain Hefes Dominique Hoenn Patrick Houël Management Committee Members John A. Thain Jean-François Théodore Tarak Achiche Roland Bellegarde Dale B. Bernstein Nelson Chai Hugh Freedberg Serge Harry Catherine R. Kinney Olivier Lefebvre Miguel Athayde Marques Gerald D. Putnam Rachel F. Robbins Margaret D. Tutwiler Joost van der Does de Willebois Member of Management Committee, Chief Executive Officer Member of Management Committee, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Member of Management Committee Member of Management Committee Member of Management Committee Member of Management Committee, Chief Financial Officer Member of Management Committee Member of Management Committee Member of Management Committee Member of Management Committee Member of Management Committee Member of Management Committee Member of Management Committee, General Counsel Member of Management Committee Member of Management Committee Shirley Ann Jackson James S. McDonald Duncan M. McFarland James J. McNulty Baron Jean Peterbroeck Alice M. Rivlin Ricardo Salgado Robert B. Shapiro Rijnhard van Tets Karl M. von der Heyden Sir Brian Williamson
With the exception of Mr. Harry, the information regarding the directors and management committee members listed above required by this item has been previously filed under the heading “DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT OF NYSE EURONEXT AFTER THE COMBINATION” in the prospectus dated February 15, 2007, filed by NYSE Euronext with the SEC on February 16, 2007 pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Commission File No. 333-137506). This information is hereby incorporated herein by reference. Mr. Harry, age 47, will serve as a Member of the Management Committee of NYSE Euronext and group head of corporate strategy. Mr. Harry has been the head of finance and general services of Euronext. He was appointed chief financial officer of Euronext in 2000 when the company was created. Prior to that, Mr. Harry served as deputy chief executive of ParisBourse S.A. since June 1999. Before joining ParisBourse S.A., Mr. Harry spent sixteen years at Sicovam (now Euroclear France) where he served as general secretary in charge of finance, legal, human resources, general services and communication. During that time, he also monitored, in 1997 and 1998, the switch of the French financial markets to the Euro which took place on 1st January 1999. Mr. Harry is currently a member of the boards of GL Trade and MTS S.p.a. He also serves on the audit committee of Atos Euronext Market Solutions Holding S.A.S. Additionally, effective April 9, 2007, NYSE Euronext appointed Duncan L. Niederauer, as a Management Committee member of NYSE Euronext. The information regarding Duncan L. Niederauer required by this item is contained in the current report on Form 8-K filed by NYSE Group on February 27, 2007, pursuant to the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is hereby incorporated herein by reference. ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS (a) Financial Statements The information required by this item was previously disclosed in Exhibit 99.1 to the current report on Form 8-K filed by NYSE Euronext on March 26, 2007 and is hereby incorporated herein by reference. (b) Pro Forma Financial Information The information required by this item was previously disclosed in Exhibit 99.2 to the current report on Form 8-K filed by NYSE Euronext on March 26, 2007 and is hereby incorporated herein by reference. (d) Exhibits Exhibit Number 2.1 Description Amended and Restated Combination Agreement, dated as of November 24, 2006, by and among NYSE Group, Inc., Euronext N.V., NYSE Euronext, Inc., and Jefferson Merger Sub, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit
2.1 to the NYSE Group, Inc. current report on Form 8-K filed on November 29, 2006) 99.1
Press Release, “Shares of NYSE Euronext begin trading, marking the beginning of the
first truly global financial marketplace,” dated April 4, 2007
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized. NYSE EURONEXT Dated: April 4, 2007 By: /s/ Rachel F. Robbins Name: Rachel F. Robbins Title: Member of Management Committee, General Counsel
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this presentation may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning NYSE Euronext‟s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on NYSE Euronext‟s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause NYSE Euronext‟s results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: NYSE Euronext‟s ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk and U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NYSE Euronext‟s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-137506), NYSE Euronext Registration Statement (“ document de base ”) filed with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (the “AMF”) (Registered on November 30, 2006 under No. 06-0184), Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers. In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. Accordingly, actual results may be materially higher or lower than those projected. The inclusion of such projections herein should not be regarded as a representation by NYSE Euronext that the projections will prove to be correct. This presentation speaks only as of this date. NYSE Euronext disclaims any duty to update the information herein . Additional Information Regarding the Pending Transaction In connection with the pending business combination transaction between NYSE Group and Euronext, a newly formed holding company, NYSE Euronext, has filed a registration statement (“ document de base ”) with the AMF in France, registered on November 30, 2006 under number I.06-184, for the purpose of listing its shares on Eurolist by Euronext. NYSE Euronext‟s registration statement is available on the websites of the AMF (www.amffrance.org) and Euronext (www.euronext.com) and may be obtained free of charge from Euronext. In addition, in connection with NYSE Euronext‟s exchange offer for Euronext shares, NYSE Euronext has filed an offer document (“ note d'information ”) and Euronext has filed a response document (“ note en réponse ”) with the AMF in France. On January 18, 2007, the AMF cleared the exchange offer and issued visa no. 07-018 on NYSE Euronext‟s document and visa no 07-019 on Euronext‟s document. On February 14, 2007, NYSE Euronext also filed with the AMF an update on the legal, financial and accounting information concerning NYSE Euronext, which also contains legal, financial and accounting information concerning NYSE Euronext (Holding). On the same date, Euronext filed with the AMF an update on the legal, financial and accounting information concerning Euronext. These offering materials are available on the website of the AMF (www.amf-france.org). The NYSE Euronext exchange offer documents may also be obtained free of charge from the presenting banks, namely Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Société Générale and JPMorgan and Euronext
exchange offer documents are available on the website of Euronext (www.euronext.com) and may be obtained free of charge from Euronext. EURONEXT SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE OFFERING MATERIALS FILED BY NYSE EURONEXT AND EURONEXT WITH THE AMF BECAUSE THESE DOCUMENTS CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE OFFER. NYSE Euronext has filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-137506) (the “ Form S-4 ”) that includes a form of proxy statement of NYSE Group, shareholder circular of Euronext, and exchange offer prospectus, each of which constitutes a prospectus of NYSE Euronext. The SEC declared the Form S-4 effective on November 27, 2006. NYSE Euronext and NYSE Group have filed other publicly available relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction with the SEC. On February 16, 2007, NYSE Euronext filed a definitive exchange offer prospectus, dated February 15, 2007 (the “ exchange offer prospectus ”), meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. No offering of securities in the United States shall be made except by means of such prospectus. U.S. HOLDERS OF EURONEXT SHARES ARE URGED TO READ THE EXCHANGE OFFER PROSPECTUS BECAUSE THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROPOSED EXCHANGE OFFER. U.S. Holders of Euronext shares may obtain a free copy of the Form S-4, the exchange offer prospectus and other related documents filed by NYSE Group and NYSE Euronext with the SEC at the SEC's Web site at www.sec.gov. This document shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
For Immediate Release
Shares of NYSE Euronext begin trading, marking the beginning of the first truly global financial marketplace
April 4, 2007 -- The shares of NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX) began trading today, first on Euronext in Paris at 9:00 a.m. (CET) and soon to follow in New York on the NYSE at 9:30 a.m. (EST). The opening share price on Euronext Paris for the newly merged company was €75. A total of 257,598,971 NYSE Euronext shares were admitted to listing. On the basis of the first price traded on Euronext, the market capitalization of NYSE Euronext stands at €19.32 billion/$25.81 billion 1 , making the company the world's largest listed exchange group. The debut of NYSE Euronext follows the successful combination of NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE) and Euronext N.V. (Euronext). A global leader in listings, in equity and derivatives trading, in market data products and financial services technology, NYSE Euronext is the world‟s largest and most liquid stock-market platform with average daily value of trading totaling some €90/$120 billion and capitalization of listed companies totaling €21,500/$28,500 billion. Jan Michiel Hessels , Chairman, NYSE Euronext said: “As the first Chairman of the NYSE Euronext Board of Directors, I am extremely pleased and honored to be able to contribute to the success of our new company. The entire Board of NYSE Euronext feels responsible to develop a truly international company with a clear strategy for future growth and delivering synergies of $375/€ 292 million as promised to our clients and shareholders. ” Marshall N. Carter , Deputy Chairman, NYSE Euronext, added: “This is an historic day for our new company, our industry, and global financial markets. This merger will create significant benefits to shareholders, our customers and all market participants including public investors and issuers. Through carefully identified synergies and a customer-driven focus, we are well positioned for future growth and value creation. Our shareholders and so many others deserve great thanks for their overwhelming support.” John A. Thain , Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext, said: “NYSE Euronext is the global leader and we have significant business opportunities ahead of us. We have 78 of top 100 largest companies in the world listed on NYSE Euronext markets, and we will continue to expand our global footprint and offer our customers a wider variety of trading products and services. As _________________________ 1 The exchange rate on April 3, 2007 was $1.3358 to a euro
capital markets around the world consolidate, NYSE Euronext will play a central role in the development and definition of the new global marketplace.” Jean-François Théodore , Deputy Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext, said: “The creation of NYSE Euronext, with bases in the US and Europe, spanning the dollar and euro zone, will open the way for all participants to trade a broader range of products across extended time zones using harmonized trading platforms. Companies listed on Euronext markets will gain international visibility in addition to their existing exposure in Europe, through their presence on the world‟s largest equity market group.” Press contacts : Rich Adamonis Tel: +1 212.656.2140 Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Antoinette Darpy Tel: +33 1 49 27 53 75 Mail: email@example.com
About NYSE Euronext NYSE Euronext, a holding company created by the combination of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V., commenced trading on April 4, 2007. NYSE Euronext (NYSE/New York and Euronext/Paris: NYX) operates the world‟s largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext, which brings together six cash equities exchanges in five countries and six derivatives exchanges, is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data. Representing a combined $28.5 trillion/€21.5 trillion total market capitalization of listed companies and average daily trading value of approximately $118.8 billion/€89.9 billion (as of February 28, 2007), NYSE Euronext seeks to provide the highest standards of market quality and integrity, innovative products and services to investors, issuers, and all users of its markets. About NYSE Group, Inc. NYSE Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext, operates two securities exchanges: the New York Stock Exchange LLC (the "NYSE") and NYSE Arca, Inc. (formerly known as the Pacific Exchange). NYSE Group is a leading provider of securities listing, trading and market data products and services. The NYSE is the world‟s largest and most liquid cash equities exchange. The NYSE provides a reliable, orderly, liquid and efficient marketplace where investors buy and sell listed companies‟ common stock and other securities. NYSE Arca, the first open, all-electronic stock exchange in the United States, has a leading position in trading exchange-traded funds and exchange-listed securities. NYSE Arca is also an exchange for trading equity options. NYSE Arca‟s trading platforms provide customers with fast electronic execution and open, direct and anonymous market access. NYSE Regulation, an independent not-for-profit subsidiary, regulates member organizations through the enforcement of marketplace rules and federal securities laws. NYSE Regulation also ensures that companies listed on the NYSE and NYSE Arca meet their financial and corporate governance listing standards. About Euronext N.V. Euronext N.V., a subsidiary of NYSE Euronext, has successfully integrated local markets across Europe to provide users with a unified market that is broad, liquid and cost effective. Euronext is the largest central order book cash market in Europe and the second largest derivatives exchange in the world, by value of business traded.
Following the initial three-way merger of the local exchanges of Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris, Euronext acquired the London-based derivatives market LIFFE and merged with the Portuguese exchange in 2002. Euronext‟s unique business model incorporates the individual strengths and assets of each local market and has been implemented on all of Euronext‟s markets, covers technological integration, the harmonisation of market rules and the regulatory framework. The implementation of Euronext‟s horizontal model designed to generate synergies has proved that the most successful way to merge European exchanges is to apply global vision at a local level. Euronext‟s IT integration was completed in 2004, when a four-year migration plan resulted in harmonised IT platforms for cash trading (NSC®) and derivatives (LIFFE CONNECT®). As a result, every market participant now has a single point of access to trading. Euronext‟s IT structure was rationalized in 2005 with the creation of Atos Euronext Market Solutions (AEMS), an IT services-related vehicle between Euronext and Atos Origin which is now a leading global provider of technology services to Euronext and other global capital markets. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning NYSE Euronext‟s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on NYSE Euronext‟s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause NYSE Euronext‟s results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: NYSE Euronext‟s ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk and U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NYSE Euronext‟s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-137506), NYSE Euronext Registration Statement ( document de base ) filed with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Registered on November 30, 2006 under No. 06-0184), Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers. In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. Accordingly, actual results may be materially higher or lower than those projected. The inclusion of such projections herein should not be regarded as a representation by NYSE Euronext that the projections will prove to be correct. This press release speaks only as of this date. NYSE Euronext disclaims any duty to update the information herein.