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Covington Advises NYFIX Special Committee on Acquisition by NYSE Euronext


WASHINGTON, DC, August 27, 2009 — NYSE Euronext announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, through its wholly-owned subsidiary NYSE Technologies, Inc, NYFIX, Inc. The total value of the all-cash deal is approximately $144 million. Covington & Burling LLP advised the NYFIX Special Committee on the transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2009.

NYSE Euronext is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. NYSE Technologies is a leader in providing innovative software, market data products and data management applications, connectivity solutions, exchange technology, and transaction solutions for trading firms, vendors, and financial markets around the world. NYFIX is a leading provider of innovative solutions that optimize trading efficiency.

The Washington-based Covington corporate team was led by partner Andrew Jack and included associate Scott Roades.

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