|07 Mar 2014||Euronext celebra o Dia Internacional da Mulher|
Lisboa - 7 de Março de 2014 – A Euronext, subsidiária detida na totalidade pelo Grupo IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) celebra hoje o Dia Internacional da Mulher com eventos a ocorrer em todos os seus mercados, com o objectivo de salientar os contributos das mulheres para a inovação e crescimento económicos.
Para comemorar a data, a Euronext juntou líderes e representantes de empresas, órgãos do Governo, industriais influentes, clientes e parceiros, em diferentes eventos, para discussão de assuntos-chave que impactam os mercados globais. Em todas as localizações, os mercados Euronext abriram com a presença de mulheres líderes e executivas, em representação de diversas organizações empresariais e filantrópicas. Adicionalmente, decorreram confererências e sessões para discussão de vários tópicos, incluindo os desafios do mundo digital, empreendorismo e assunção de risco, e criação de oportunidades e liderança no feminino.
Em Lisboa, o toque do sino que abriu o mercado contou com a presença das colaboradoras da Bolsa e do Presidente do Conselho de Administração, Luís Laginha de Sousa. A cerimónia decorreu após uma aula de ginástica aberta a todos os colaboradores, com o objectivo de alertar para a importância de uma vida mais saudável e de melhor balancear a vida profissional e pessoal. A Euronext Lisbon colaborou ainda com a Vigeo, o parceiro Euronext para os índices de sustentabilidade, distinguindo e entrevistando as empresas Portuguesas com melhores práticas relativas à diversidade.
“Na Euronext celebramos o Dia Internacional da Mulher salientando os esforços que muitas organizações e pessoas têm dedicado para dar a conhecer o enorme valor e contributos que as mulheres podem dar para os nossos mercados e sociedade. Orgulhamo-nos de contar com a colaboração da Vigeo, o parceiro Euronext para os índices de sustentabilidade, nesta celebração do Dia Internacional da Mulher, salientando as empresas cotadas com as melhores práticas na prevenção da discriminação e promoção da diversidade”, disse Isabel Ucha, Directora de Responsabilidade Corporativa para a Europa.
Para mais informação sobre o Dia Internacional da Mulher 2014 na Euronext, por favor visite: www.euronext.com/international-womens-day
|06 Mar 2014||APG connects to BondMatch through KBL epb|
-BONDMATCH WELCOMES FIRST DUTCH INTERMEDIATED BUY-SIDE PARTICIPANT-
Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, Luxembourg and Paris –March 6, 2014 – Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE),today announced that starting on 3 March 2014, APG, the largest pension fund Asset Manager in the Netherlands, is the first Dutch institutional investor to operate as an intermediated participant on BondMatch. APG has selectedKBL European Private Bankers (KBL epb), one of Europe’s leading private banking groups, to serve as its market-member intermediary for order execution.
With assets of nearly €344 billion, APG manages pension assets that together represent over 30% of total collective pensions in the Netherlands. It does so on behalf of the country’s main pension funds, serving more than 4.5 million beneficiaries. APG’s intermediated participant status allows it to view the central orderbook; transfer its asset flows to KBL epb, a direct market-member of BondMatch; be represented anonymously in pre- and post-trade data; and receive daily statistics on its orders and executed trades. A key financial player on international markets, APG will support BondMatch’s development and help encourage greater participation among European users of the system.
Launched in 2011, BondMatch allows professional investors to trade euro-denominated corporate, financial and property bonds through a transparent orderbook that accepts only firm orders. It currently includes over 2,000 securities from over 500 different European issuers. Around 20% of these bonds are listed on one of Euronext’s regulated bond markets, mainly in France and the Netherlands. With 280 bonds issued by Dutch entities representing nearly 15% of securities available on BondMatch, the Netherlands is a strategic market with assets under management totalling over €400 billion.
“APG’s readiness as an intermediated participant is excellent news for BondMatch. It demonstrates the appeal of our platform as well as the effectiveness of our model in getting buy-side companies more closely involved,” said Nathalie Masset, head of debt markets at Euronext.“I would like to thank KBL epb, which, since the BondMatch launch, has adapted its services to facilitate institutional investors’ connection with the system, and, by contributing to our discussions and consultations, has helped enhance our value proposition. Taking into account APG, KBL epb is now serving as intermediary for no fewer than four buy-side companies based in France and in Benelux.”
In 2014, BondMatch continued to innovate and offer new functions to platform users, including recent developments such as its “request for auction” service for large orders that concentrates liquidity at two defined points in the trading day, and, via Bloomberg, automated daily alerts that keep investors up to date in real time with trading opportunities on the BondMatch orderbook.
Thijs Aaten, Managing Director Treasury & Trading, APG, added: “The current regulatory environment where trading and finding liquidity in fixed income instruments is increasingly difficult, makes us look for innovative alternatives. We think the BondMatch platform is such an alternative, because it offers a new market infrastructure that allows trading with a broad set of investors.”
Jonathan Grosvenor, General Manager, Global Financial Markets, KBL epb, noted: “As a provider of unrivalled market access and reliable pricing to both individual and institutional clients, KBL epb’s Global Financial Markets department is very pleased to provide execution services that support APG’s ambitions, while also contributing to the geographic diversification of the BondMatch platform. We look forward to continuing to work with APG – and with Euronext – to help drive increased value and volumes on BondMatch.”
|05 Mar 2014||Euronext launches PEA PME family of indices|
–NEW CAC®PME INDEX–
Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris –5 March 2014 – Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), welcomes publication of the implementing decree introducing PEA PME savings accounts in France, and today announced the launch of its new CAC® PME index. This unique index is the first in Euronext’s new PEA PME index family, based on the French government’s initiative aimed at encouraging investment in shares and support for financing of SMEs.
The CAC® PME index tracks the performance of between 20 and 40 French companies eligible as investment vehicles for PEA PME accounts and listed on Euronext and Alternext markets in Paris. Its components are based on local trade volumes. The weight of each individual stock is capped at 7.5%. The CAC® PME index is calculated in real time, and its components and weightings are revised each quarter.
“The launch of PEA PME savings accounts and of EnterNext, Euronext’s subsidiary dedicated to SMEs, are key steps towards a reform in the financing of small and mid-sized companies,” said Anthony Attia, CEO of Euronext Paris. “Estimates from the Observatoire des Entrepreneurs indicate that the creation of PEA PME accounts could generate €2.5 billion a year in new liquidity for SMEs, and thus channel some of individual investors’ savings into productive, job-creating investments—in other words, link a portion of French savings to financing of the real economy.”
“The new Euronext PEA PME index family rounds out our range of indices and supports this ambition,” he added. “Its first constituent index, the CAC® PME, actually promotes investment: it is made up of a limited number of shares selected from the most liquid on Euronext and Alternext markets in Paris, and representing a very wide range of sectors.”.
Eric Forest, Chairman and CEO of EnterNext, noted: “PEA PME savings accounts are a major initiative in efforts to get markets for small and mid-sized shares back on track. They’re a simple product that works like existing PEA accounts, which investors are familiar with and have been using for a long time. Savings invested in a PEA PME account and in the products that will be rolled out on the CAC® PME—or on other future indices in the Euronext PEA PME family—are part of the momentum driving EnterNext.”
The CAC® PME index is designated as follows:
1 PEA PME accounts offer the same tax benefits as PEA accounts, allowing account holders to invest up to €75,000 a year in a tax-advantaged product.
2 Securities qualifying for this status are shares or other securities giving investors access to equity, as well as units in mutual or alternative investment funds, on condition such funds be 75% invested in securities issued by SMEs, including 50% in shares issued by SMEs.
3 Small, medium-sized and very small companies qualify. SMEs must qualify under the INSEE definition as companies with under 5,000 employees and sales of below €1.5 billion, or a total balance sheet of less than €2 billion.
|05 Mar 2014||EnterNext welcomes Eandis’ bonds on Alternext Brussels|
Brussels – 5 March 2014 – EnterNext announces the successful corporate bonds listing by Eandis on its Brussels Alternext market.
Eandis is an independent network operator and distributor of electricity and natural gas in Flanders (Belgium). It operates in 234 municipalities from the Belgian Coast to the Kempen region and employs about 4,200 employees.
The two bonds are admitted to listing on Alternext through a private placement with a total issued amount of € 75,000,000 reaching maturity respectively on the 5th of March 2036 and the 5th of March 2044. The interest rate stands at 3.55%.
“We are pleased to welcome the Eandis corporate bond issues on Alternext Brussels”, said Vincent Van Dessel, CEO of Euronext Brussels. “Bonds offer businesses 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.”
Alain Baetens, Head of Listing at Euronext Brussels, added: “We are delighted to see Eandis as regular user of the debt capital markets of Euronext, thereby understanding the broad range of admission markets on offer. The private placement compartment of Alternext Brussels offers issuers a fast, efficient, cost effective way of raising money with less regulatory obligations. The successful placement of Eandis underscores the vital role capital markets can play in taking the strategy of companies, public or private, a step further.”
Walter Van den Bossche, CEO of Eandis, commented: “For Eandis, this Alternext Brussels listing is another important step in our policy of diversification of funding.” David Termont, CFO of Eandis, added: “Eandis is pleased that these bonds, issued by a Belgian company, are listed on a Belgian exchange.”
|05 Mar 2014||Quarterly review of the CAC-indices|
The Expert Indices Committee
Paris – 05 March 2014– The Expert Indices Committee of Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), meeting today,took the following decisions:
CAC 40® index:
No modification in the composition of the index.
CAC Next 20® index:
No modification in the composition of the index.
Indice CAC® Large 60:
No modification in the composition of the index.
CAC® Mid 60 index:
CAC® Small index:
CAC® Mid & Small index:
CAC® All-Tradable index:
The decisions taken today will take effect from Monday 24 March 2014.
|03 Mar 2014||Definitive selection AEX, AMX and AScX|
Amsterdam – 3 March 2014 – Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), today announced the annual reweighting of the AEX®, the AMX® and the AScX® that will take place after close of the markets on Friday 21 March 2014. The changes in the composition of these indices will be effective from Monday 24 March 2014.
Results of the March 2014 review
In the event of a take-over or other exceptional circumstances, the Compiler of the indices has the right to revise the selection during the period before the effective date of the review.
|27 Feb 2014||GTT is first major listing in Paris in 2014|
€621 million raised with market capitalisation at €1.7 billion
Paris – 27 February 2014 – Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), today celebrated the successful listing of GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz), the world leader in cryogenic membrane containment systems used in the shipbuilding industry for the transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG). GTT was listed in compartment A of the regulated market in Paris.
Created in 1994 by the merger of Gaztransport and Technigaz, GTT offers Mark III and NO 96, its two main membrane containment systems, to the world’s major shipbuilders, allowing them to optimize storage space and reduce the construction and operation costs of ships and tanks. The company also offers engineering, consultancy, training, maintenance assistance and technical services at all stages of LNG production and transport. Over more than 50 years, it has successfully developed innovative technology, a large patent portfolio and a unique store of expertise.
GTT (ticker symbol: GTT) was listed through the admission to trading of 37,028,800 existing shares making up the company’s equity, of which 13,500,000 were sold under a Global Offering, before any exercise of the over-allotment option.
The admission and issue price of GTT shares was set at €46 per share. The company’s market capitalisation stood at around €1.7 billion on the issue date, and a total €621 million was raised altogether.
“We welcome GTT to our European market and congratulate the company on its very successful listing,”said Anthony Attia, CEO of Euronext Paris. “Theirs is the first large-scale listing in France this year, opening the way to more. It testifies to the vigour of the Paris financial market and illustrates the French primary market’s rebound that began in 2013.”
Marc Lefèvre, Head of European Business Development and Client Coverage, at Euronext, added “We are delighted to welcome GTT, a flagship of French technology and a world leader in its sector, to our regulated market. The company is an outstanding ambassador for the many French Midcaps that are the nation’s pride worldwide, and it will benefit fully from the excellent services, liquidity and visibility associated with listing on Euronext.”
Philippe Berterottière, GTT’s Chairman and CEO, noted “Our successful listing in compartment A on Euronext Paris represents a key stage in our business development strategy. Listing will help consolidate our position as a world expert in LNG transport by bringing us greater recognition and visibility.”
|27 Feb 2014||Annual review of the BEL-indices|
Brussels – 27 February 2014– Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), todayannounced the results of the annual review for the BEL 20®, BEL Mid® and BEL Small® indices. The decisions taken today will take effect from Monday 24 March2014.
The compiler retains the right to change the published selection in case of mergers, take-overs, suspension or resumption of trading during the period before the effective review date.
After close of markets on Wednesday 19 March 2014 the following data will be published for each index and for each constituent:
After close of business on Friday 21 March 2014, the new divisor of each index will be published.
|25 Feb 2014||Euronext appoints Hans Schinkel, Senior Vice President, Human Resources|
Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris– February 25, 2014 – Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), today announced that Hans Schinkel has been named Senior Vice President of Human Resources, effective April 1st 2014. This appointment is part of the on-going process of the separation of Euronext from ICE.
Based in Amsterdam, Mr. Schinkel will focus on attracting, developing and retaining talent across the company, workforce development and diversity management, and on compensation and benefits. Additionally, he will play a vital role in helping Euronext foster a unified and inclusive culture, further positioning the company for success in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive environment.
“Hans brings with him an impressive background of human resources leadership which will considerably strengthen Euronext’s management team during the next important phase of our development. He is a strong business leader with a deep understanding of multi cultural workplaces and has led the human resources activities of organizations in the industrial, trading and B2B industries with operations in more than 60 countries” said Dominique Cerutti, CEO of Euronext. “We are pleased to add such a talented and experienced executive to our leadership team.”
|20 Feb 2014||EnterNext welcomes Novisource to Amsterdam market|
Amsterdam – 20 February 2014– EnterNext, the Euronext subsidiary dedicated to promoting and growing its SME market, today welcomes consultancy company Novisource (ticker symbol: NOVI) on the Amsterdam market of Euronext.
Novisource N.V. is a provider of interim professionals in the areas of business consulting, interim management, project management, program management at the intersection of business and ICT under the label Novisource and B-Street. Novisource listed through the reverse takeover of 1NOMij N.V., a company listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
Cees Vermaas, CEO of Euronext Amsterdam, said: “As an exchange we focus on supporting companies in achieving their ambitions. Novisource is a good example of a company that wants to develop its growth strategy via a listing and the visibility of the listing can make a significant contribution. We are glad to welcome Novisource within our group of listed companies.”
Hans Leufkens, Head Business Development of Enternext in Amsterdam, said: “Enternext was specifically created to assist small and medium-sized companies in their growth and to stimulate them. The listing offers Novisource visibility, liquidity and access to capital to further achieve their goals. We look forward supporting the company as a partner in this new phase.”
Willem van der Vorm, CEO of Novisource, said: “We are delighted and proud to enter the next phase with our company. We have worked very hard to achieve this dream. In order to get us through the economic crisis we have used a policy mix of cost control, investing in product development and a passionate market approach during the past few years. It is a great intermediate step for our company to accelerate our growth strategy via this listing. We are confident that the market will hear more from us in the coming years.”
To celebrate the listing Willem van der Vorm will sound the closing gong on the first day of trading. He will be accompanied by Novisource’s management team and advisors along with the teams from EnterNext and Euronext.
|20 Feb 2014||Crossject celebrates successful listing on Alternext|
Paris – 20 February 2014 – EnterNext, the Euronext subsidiary designed to promote and grow its market for SMEs, today congratulated Crossject on its successful listing on Alternext in Paris
Dijon-based Crossject makes ZENEO®, an innovative, patented medical device for self-injection of medications. The product of 12 years of R&D with leading European partners, ZENEO® is unique in offering a needle-free, single-use, automatic, pre-filled device that improves patient safety and comfort. This new device is designed to gradually replace existing self-injection systems such as pen injectors and pre-filled syringes and open up new markets where no self-injection solutions are currently available.
Crossject (ticker symbol: ALCJ) was listed through the admission to trading of 4,204,831 existing shares making up the company’s equity and the sale of 2,034,615 new shares issued under a Global Offering, including full exercise of the extension option and exercise of the over-allotment option. Total demand was €56.3 million, including a €40 million Global Placement and a €16.3 million Open Price Public Offering. The offer was oversubscribed 4.4 times.
The admission and issue price of Crossject shares was set at €8.38 per share, at the high end of the indicative price range. The company’s market capitalisation stood at around €52.3 million on the issue date, and a total €17 million was raised altogether.
“I want to congratulate Crossject for its very successful listing on Alternext in Paris,” said Eric Forest, Chairman and CEO of EnterNext.“Crossject is an innovative company that has won over a broad range of investors, both institutions and individuals. At EnterNext, we are delighted to be part of the process as it moves into the market and in so doing help contribute its development.”
Patrick Alexandre, Crossject founder and head of its Executive Board said: “Our listing on Alternext is an important step for our company, and we would like to thank all our investors, old and new, for taking part. Its success means we are now in a position to take ZENEO® through the regulatory process for two indications with a view to putting it on the market at the end of 2015, and pursue business development at Crossject.”
|19 Feb 2014||Euronext Brussels hosts the 2014 Belgian Traders Trophy final|
Korrein Volders from Erasmus University Rotterdam takes home the prize
Brussels –19 February 2014 – Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), today hosted the final of the Belgian Traders Trophy, bringing together 20 students from top universities to participate in a unique challenge.
The Traders Trophy Worldwide is a competition in trading of financial instruments. It takes place in several countries around the world, today marking the third edition in Belgium. The trading simulation used in the Traders Trophy gives the participants the experience of operating in a trading room environment. The event is sponsored by Euronext Brussels, Oxyor, Capitant and Quest for Growth (Capricorn Venture Partners).
A full day of trading is simulated in a 60-minute session. Participants get the opportunity to buy or sell on a virtual market place while being in constant contact with other contestants and virtual clients. During the final, students trade not one, but three equities from different industries.
During this year’s final, Euronext Brussels hosted finalists from: KU Leuven, Antwerp University, Technical University of Delft, Thomas More, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Ghent University, Vlerick Business School, KH Leuven, and Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel.
After the final, Korrein Volders from Erasmus University Rotterdam was crowned “Student trader of the year”. He is currently studying Econometrics and Operational Research.
VincentVan Dessel, CEO of Euronext Brussels: “We would like to congratulate Korrein Volders for his commendable performance and results at the end of a trading day. It is important to prepare tomorrow’s financial professionals for the challenges and opportunities present on the market place.”
Tim Verheyden, Vice-President of Capitant: “The Traders Trophy competition perfectly represents what Capitant wants to stand for. Students have the chance to get in the shoes of a flow trader, and thereby understand the importance of market making. Moreover, they experience the differences between the diverse market participants, the dangers of speculation and the importance of risk management and customer focus.”
The winner was announced prior to a closing bell ceremony, marking the end of the trading day on Euronext’s European markets. Vincent Van Dessel, CEO of Euronext Brussels was accompanied by Korrein Volders, Student trader of the year, Tim Verheyden, Vice-President of Capitant, and Tom Vanhoutte, CFO of Capricorn Venture Partners.
|13 Feb 2014||EnterNext announces new Directors|
Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, Paris –13 February 2014 – The EnterNext Board of Directors, meeting on Monday, February 10, 2014, coopted Anthony Attia and CGPME, represented by Bernard Cohen-Hadad, as Directors. They replace Roland Bellegarde and Jean-François Roubaud. These appointments will be submitted to shareholders at the company’s next general meeting for their approval.
Speaking on behalf of board members, Chairman and CEO Eric Forest thanked Messrs Roubaud and Bellegarde for their contributions and dedication.
Anthony Attia, CEO, Euronext Paris. With an engineering degree in computer science from Institut d’Informatique d’Entreprise, and having studied at INSEAD, Anthony Attia began his career in 1997 at the Société des Bourses Françaises. When Euronext was founded in 2000, he helped define and deploy the European market model that brought together markets in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and then Lisbon. From 2004 to 2007 he was Executive Director, Head of Operations, in charge of market surveillance, operational relationships with customers and business development projects. Over the same period, Anthony Attia served on the Comité Directeur de Place and took part in particular in discussions concerning the MiFID directive. Following the 2008 merger of NYSE and Euronext, he designed and deployed the Universal Trading Platform (UTP), a global trading platform for all NYSE Euronext markets in Europe and the United States. From 2010 to 2013, Anthony was Chief of Staff to Dominique Cerutti, the Euronext group’s current CEO.
Bernard Cohen-Hadad heads the Economic Affairs Committee of CGPME, France’s General Conferation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. A graduate in law, economics and modern history, he began his career as an in-house general counsel. In 1994 he moved into insurance, becoming Vice-President of Chambre des Agents Généraux de Paris. In 2007, he set up BCH Assurances (www.bch-assurances.fr), an independent insurance broker, and launched two online insurance websites www.unproblemedassurance.com and www.assurersapme.com. A member of CGPME since 2005, he was appointed Chair of its Economic Affairs Committee in 2010. Bernard Cohen-Hadad is also a member of professional groups including Observatoire de l’Epargne Réglementée, Observatoire du Financement des Entreprises and Observatoire du Financement des Entreprises par le Marché. He chairs the Etienne Marcel think tank for responsible SME entrepreneurship founded with Laurence Méhaignerie, who chairs the jury that awards the eponymous prize.
EnterNext has an open governance structure with a 15-member Board of Directors headed by Chairman and CEO Eric Forest. The remaining 14 seats are divided equally between qualified external Directors and Euronext.
The seven qualified external Directors are:
The seven Directors representing Euronext are:
|12 Feb 2014||EnterNext welcomes Espírito Santo Saúde to Lisbon market|
Lisbon - 12 February 2014 – EnterNext, the Euronext N.V. subsidiary dedicated to promoting and growing its SME market, today welcomed the listing of Espírito Santo Saúde, SGPS(ESS) , one of the largest integrated private healthcare service groups, to the Lisbon market.
Espírito Santo Saúde, SGPS (ticker symbol: ESS), was listed through the admission to trading of 95,542,254 shares making up the company’s entire share capital. The admission and issue price of Espírito Santo Saúde, SGPS shares was set at €3,20 per share. Market capitalisation on the day of listing came to around €306 million. With the combined offer (public offering and private placement to retail and institutional investors, and new shares issued), the capital raised by Espírito Santo Saúde and its shareholders came to €149.8 million. The retail tranche was 104.9% oversubscribed, with 2,740 investors buying shares, and the institutional tranche obtained 60 investors from nine countries including UK (53%), Portugal (16%), US (13%), Spain (12%), Switzerland and France (2% each).
Luís Laginha de Sousa, CEO of Euronext Lisbonsaid:“This IPO is excellent news for our market and we are delighted to welcome Espírito Santo Saúde to Euronext Lisbon through which the company will have increased visibility in Portugal and abroad with customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders. IPOs such as these highlight the important role that Euronext plays in providing an alternative source of capital to companies looking to grow.”
Miguel Geraldes, Head of Cash and Listing of Euronext Lisbon, added: “Espírito Santo Saúde is the first Healthcare company to be listed on the Exchange, opening up a new sector for investors. Euronext will provide the company with access to a broad range of investors, both retail and institutional, and will allow comparison with competitors and other businesses. The success of this operation proves once more that capital markets are an important factor in the financing strategy of companies.”
Isabel Vaz, President of the Executive Committee of Espírito Santo Saúde added: "ESS Group today fulfills one of its most important challenges. ESS is the first company from the health care sector to be listed on the Portuguese stock exchange and the first private company since 2008. We believed that this was the right time: Portugal is giving concrete signs of economic recovery and financial markets are showing increased confidence in our country. A profound thanks to our new shareholders for their confidence in our future and the future of Portugal.”
To celebrate the listing, the President of the Executive Committee of Espírito Santo Saúde, together with the Portuguese Secretary of State for Health, rang the closing bell at Euronext accompanied by her team, lawyers and consultants in the Listing Process, and members of the Euronext team.
|11 Feb 2014||iShares lists International ETF on Euronext Amsterdam|
First ETF with an international security settlement structure in continental Europe
Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris – 11 February 2014 – Today iShares, the exchange-traded funds offering of BlackRock, listed its iShares Euro Stoxx 50 ex-Financials UCITS ETF (EXFN) on the Amsterdam market of Euronext. This fund is the first ETF to come to market in continental Europe using an international security structure, where settlement of transactions is exclusively at Euroclear Bank – the Brussels-based international central securities depository (ICSD).
Previously, cross-border transactions in ETFs settled in multiple national central securities depositories (CSDs) with related re-alignment costs and risks. With this new international security structure, the iShares ETF will be issued and settled for the first time in an International CSD (ICSDs) – in this instance Euroclear Bank, facilitating better cross-border liquidity provision and in parallel reducing operational and trading costs for ETF investment,potentially resulting in growth of the European ETF market.
The newly listed iShares EURO STOXX 50 ex-Financials UCITS ETF is a physically replicating fund which invests in blue chip stocks from 12 eurozone countries, while excluding companies from the financial sector, potentially providing investors with a less volatile exposure to Eurozone equities. The fund has a total expense ratio of 20 basis points.
Pedro Fernandes, Head of European Exchange Traded Products at Euronext, said: “We are very proud to be chosen by iShares as the first exchange in continental Europe to list this innovative international ETF structure exclusively on the newly created ETF Euroclear Bank settlement segment. It reaffirms our position as the leading venue for ETF listing and trading in continental Europe. Adapting the market infrastructure to reflect the pan-European profile of ETFs should provide further operational efficiencies to issuers and liquidity providers, but more importantly improve on-exchange spreads and market depth available to end-investors.”
Gert-Jan Verhagen, Head of iShares Netherlands, commented: “iShares is excited to be the first ETF provider to have an international security settlement structure in continental Europe to list on Euronext. We anticipate that this new structure will enable investors to gain easier access to one of the most dynamic markets while benefitting from reduced costs. This will help us in our ambitions to not only grow the market but also to increase market efficiency for our clients.”
Mo M’Rabti, Deputy Global Head International Markets at Euroclear said: “Euroclear is delighted to be an integral part of re-shaping the ETF industry in Europe with BlackRock. The aim of the new international structure is to remove historical post-trade fragmentation and re-alignment complexities inherent to trading ETFs on multiple exchanges. This additional listing on Euronext Amsterdam is proof of multi-listed ETFs trading with seamless and efficient post-trade provision. We expect to lower total ownership costs for ETF investors while, equally importantly, raising settlement efficiency rates which have been sub-optimal, particularly for cross-border flows.”
The newly listed ETF follows a successful year of new listings on Euronext’s ETF market in 2013. Euronext reported growth in new ETF listings of 76% versus 2012, with a total of 51 listings on its European market totalling 564 ETFs. In Amsterdam, the growth in new ETFs was up by 223% compared to 2012, totalling 127 ETFs.
|06 Feb 2014||Euronext Fund Service to launch in France|
Paris – 6 February 2014 – Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), welcomes the publication in France of the decree authorising active open-end funds to be admitted to trading on regulated markets or multilateral trading facilities.
Following this legislative change, Euronext will soon admit active open-end funds to trading on its regulated market in Paris. These will be available for trading on the Net Asset Value (NAV) Trading Facility. Euronext is working closely with asset managers and key market participants to develop this new service. The launch is planned to take place in the second quarter of 2014 and will build on Euronext Amsterdam’s fund service that has successfully operated in the Netherlands since 2007.
Asset managers in France are continuously seeking new, more operationally efficient and more transparent cross-border distribution networks to gather assets, in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment. The Euronext Fund Service will respond to these needs by offering a complementary cross-border distribution network across its markets. The service will offer asset managers additional visibility for their open-end funds and access to a broad base of domestic and international investors through Euronext’s community of over 200 member firms across Europe. The ability to trade funds on Euronext Paris will allow active open-end funds to compete with other asset classes, such as equities and bonds.
Investors will be able to trade on Euronext’s regulated, transparent and secure market, and benefit from streamlined clearing and settlement.
Eric Pagniez, Deputy Chief Executive of the French Asset Management Association (AFG), said, “ The French Asset Management industry, one of the largest in Europe, welcomes this move: French asset managers will now have the option to strengthen their distribution capacity thanks to this new initiative by Euronext.”
Anthony Attia, CEO, Euronext Paris, said, “Our goal is to provide an exchange markets alternative for French asset managers to encourage international investment into French domiciled funds. The legislative change allows us to offer a new choice for fund distribution in France and is another example of Euronext’s approach to providing innovative solutions for different audiences in the financial services industry.”
|05 Feb 2014||EnterNext welcomes Hamon on Euronext Brussels|
Brussels – 5 February 2014 – EnterNext announces the successful bond listing by Hamon on Euronext Brussels.
The Hamon Group is a world player in engineering and contracting (design, installation and project management). Its activities include the design, the manufacturing of critical components, the installation and the after-sale services of cooling systems, process heat exchangers, air pollution control systems, heat recovery steam generators and chimneys. The products are used in power generation, oil & gas and other heavy industries like metallurgy, glass, chemicals.
The bonds are listed through a private placement with a total nominal amount of € 55,000,000 reaching maturity on 30 January 2020. The interest rate stands at 5.50%.
“We are pleased to welcome the Hamon bond to Euronext Brussels”, said Vincent Van Dessel, CEO of Euronext Brussels. “Bonds offer businesses 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.”
Alain Baetens, Head of Listings Belgium at Euronext Brussels, added: “We are delighted to welcome Hamon on our debt capital markets of Euronext. The successful private placement underscores the vital role capital markets can play in taking the strategy of Mid Cap companies like Hamon a step further, thereby providing for sound diversification of financial resources and managing its overall cost of capital.”
Christian Leclercq, CFO of Hamon Group, stated: "The successful placement of this bond will strengthen our long-term funding and support the organic growth of the group. It also shows the confidence of investors in Hamon group. "
To celebrate the listing of the new bonds, Francis Lambilliotte, CEO of Hamon Group, and Christophe Maréchal, Group Treasurer of Hamon, rang the bell to open trading on Euronext’s European market. They were accompanied by Vincent Van Dessel, CEO of Euronext Brussels, and Alain Baetens, Head of Listings Belgium of Euronext Brussels.
|31 Jan 2014||Altice celebrates Initial Public Offering on Euronext Amsterdam|
Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris – 31 January 2014 – Shares in multinational cable telecommunications company Altice S.A. (ticker symbol: ATC) today began trading on the Amsterdam market of Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE). With a total offering valued at approximately € 1.3 billion Altice is the largest IPO in continental Europe for twelve months.
Altice provides cable based services, amongst which high quality pay television, fast broadband internet and fixed line telephony, in Europe, the Indian Ocean Area and the Dominican Republic. In addition the company brings mobile telephony services to residential and corporate customers.
After opening, the first market price was € 28.30 per share. The total market capitalization of the company at opening was over € 5.7 billion.
Patrick Drahi, Chairman of Altice, said: “Everyone here is delighted to celebrate Altice’s first day as a publicly traded company. I am very proud that an entrepreneurial company like Altice has grown into the multinational cable business it is today, and this IPO will further help the development of our ambitious strategic plans.”
Cees Vermaas, CEO of Euronext Amsterdam, said: “We are pleased to welcome Altice to our exchange. The company’s successful IPO confirms the reopening of the capital markets and Amsterdam’s position as a leading international listing venue. Our platform will give the company consolidated access to global capital markets as well as provide liquidity to its shareholders.”
Anne Louise van Lynden, Head of Listing at Euronext Amsterdam, added “Amsterdam is widely recognised as an attractive market for global companies. The listing of Altice is a great example of how Euronext is serving multinationals looking to raise capital efficiently. We have an excellent track record of successful IPOs in the telecommunication and cable operator industries sector and are delighted to support Altice’s management in realizing their growth plans.”
Altice Chairman Patrick Drahi celebrated the company’s listing by sounding the opening gong which denotes the opening of trading on Euronext. He was joined by Altice CEO Dexter Goei and CFO Dennis Okhuijsen, the Euronext listing team, and Cees Vermaas, CEO of Euronext Amsterdam.
|31 Jan 2014||EnterNext welcomes Ghelamco Group to Alternext Brussels|
Ghelamco Group’s Belgian subsidiary IRC lists corporate bonds
Brussels – 31 January 2014– EnterNext announces the listing of corporate bonds through private placement by International Real Estate Construction NV (IRC), the Belgian subsidiary of Ghelamco Group.
Ghelamco has been investing in the Belgian real estate market since 2005. Its steadily growing portfolio includes currently a mix of residential, commercial, office and other real estate projects in ideally situated locations throughout the regions of Brussels, Leuven, Ghent, Knokke and Kortrijk. Projects such as L-Park in Leuven and the Arteveldehogeschool Park with the Ghelamco Arena, the new home of first division football club AA Ghent are some of its prestigious projects.
As of today, the bonds are listed through a private placement reaching maturity on 28 February 2018 with a total issued amount of € 40,060,000. The interest rate stands at 6.25%.
“We are pleased to welcome the Ghelamco Group bond to Euronext Brussels”, said Vincent Van Dessel, CEO of Euronext Brussels. “This efficient and flexible bond offering is made possible thanks to the solid, transparent and orderly market place that Euronext constitutes.”
Alain Baetens, Head of Listings Belgium at Euronext Brussels, added: “We are delighted with the listing of Ghelamco Group’s Private Placement through her Belgian subsidiary International Real Estate Construction NV on Alternext. Its successful connection with the financial capital markets opens a further diversification of its financing source and raises its visibility in the investor community. The choice of Alternext offers a market access with fewer obligations making companies available to a wide range of investors.”
Philippe Pannier, CFO Ghelamco Group : We highly appreciated the professional advisory services of Alternext to list our bond program. This listing not only brings added value for our bondholders but also supports the Group’s further strategy in the financial markets.
KBC Securities NV and Belfius Bank NV acted as Joint Lead Managers with KBC Bank as Selling Agent.
|31 Jan 2014||Terceira edição do Euronext Lisbon Awards|
Bolsa Portuguesa distingue contributos de 2013 para o desenvolvimento do mercado de capitais português
Lisboa – 31 de janeiro de 2014 – A Euronext Lisbon atribuiu ontem à noite, na terceira edição dos Euronext Lisbon Awards, 20 prémios que reconhecem publicamente entidades que se distinguiram em 2013 pelo seu contributo para o desenvolvimento do mercado de capitais. Emitentes, corretoras, bancos de investimento, analistas, gestores de fundos, escritórios de advogados, académicos, jornalistas, entre outros, subiram ao palco da Fundação Oriente Museu para receberem o troféu que simboliza a distinção do seu mérito.
O evento contou ainda com o testemunho do Presidente e CEO dos CTT, Francisco de Lacerda, sobre a recente admissão desta empresa em Bolsa, e com o discurso de encerramento pelo Secretário de Estado das Infraestruturas, Transportes e Comunicações, Sérgio Silva Monteiro.
Por ocasião da entrega dos prémios, Luís Laginha de Sousa, Presidente do Conselho de Administração da NYSE Euronext Lisbon afirmou: “É com grande satisfação que realizamos a 3ª Edição dos "Euronext Lisbon Awards", um evento que sendo organizado pela Bolsa Portuguesa, sentimo-lo como sendo de todo o nosso "Ecossistema". E acrescentou: “A bolsa está activamente comprometida com uma série de actividades que acreditamos poder fazer parte das soluções que o nosso País e as nossas empresas necessitam, e que podem ser decisiva e positivamente influenciados por todos aqueles que são parte integrante do universo abrangido pelos "Awards".
A entrega dos prémios foi conduzida por João Vieira Pereira, Diretor da Revista Exame e Editor do semanário Expresso, a quem se juntaram distintas personalidades do nosso país: David Justino, Carlos Monjardino, Joana Vasconcelos, Fernando Medina, Ulugbek Suyumov, Raul Marques, José Veiga Sarmento, João Duque, Rui Alpalhão, José Gomes Ferreira, José Maria Azevedo Rodrigues, Pedro Seixas Vale, Fernando Faria de Oliveira, Rui Leão Martinho, e Francisco Pinto Balsemão (por ordem de aparição).
A composição da equipa de júri dos NYSE Euronext Lisbon Awards mantém-se desde a primeira edição: os membros do PSI20 Committee, designadamente o Prof. Doutor João da Silva Ferreira, o Prof. Doutor João Duque e o Prof. Doutor Rui Alpalhão.
Os nomeados e vencedores da edição de 2014 foram:
Listed company - Best Performance - Compartment A
Listed company - Best Performance - Compartments B and C
Market member - Most Active Trading House in Shares
Market member - Most Active Trading House in Shares - Compartments B and C
Market member - Most Active Trading House in Bonds
Market member - Most Active Trading House in ETF
Market member - Most Active Trading House in Certificates
Market member - Most Active Trading House in Derivatives Market
Market member - Most Active Trading House in Warrants
Nº1 Seasoned Equity Offer House
Nº1 Corporate Bond House
Most Active Research House
Most Active Law Firm
Investment Fund/ Open Pension Fund in Portuguese Stocks
Best Scientific Research on Portuguese Capital Markets – PhD Thesis and Published Articles
Best Scientific Research on Portuguese Capital Markets – Master’s Thesis
Best Capital Market Promotion Event – Dedicated to institutional investors
Best Capital Market Promotion Event – Dedicated to retail investors
Best Media Article on Capital Markets