This excerpt taken from the NYX 8-K filed Apr 4, 2007.
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.