Continued and ongoing commitment from NYSE Euronext
furthers Silver Rights Movement
LOS ANGELES – August 23, 2010 – John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of financial literacy empowerment nonprofit Operation HOPE (HOPE) announced today that NYSE Euronext (NYX) will provide Operation HOPE with a $75,000 donation for financial literacy education and support to underserved areas. The contribution is another example of NYSE Euronext’s commitment to assist HOPE in its quest to eradicate poverty and reduce the number of underserved and unbanked in America and worldwide.
“NYSE Euronext has been a tremendous support to Operation HOPE,” said Operation HOPE Founderand business bestselling author John Bryant. “Our partnership with them is a shining example of doing well by doing good. Their continued support has allowed us to provide more services to those who need it most.”
For the past five years, NYX has been a continual supporter of HOPE. In 2006, NYSE Euronext employees volunteered to become HOPE Corps volunteers and taught in Harlem classrooms. The NYX-HOPE relationship was recognized by the W.J. Clinton Foundation for it’s commitment to the 2005 Clinton Global Initiatives. During financial literacy month this April, NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer joined John Bryant for a special NYX salute to financial literacy, culminating in Operation HOPE ringing the NYSE Closing Bell. Niederauer also played a role with HOPE as a distinguished speaker for the HOPE Atlanta Financial Forum, which coincided with the shovel ceremony for the planned HOPE Financial Literacy Empowerment Center at Ebenezer Church. Niederauer also serves on the Operation HOPE National Board of Directors.
Earlier this year, Bryant was named to the newly established NYSE Euronext Financial Literacy Advisory Committee. The committee, composed of some of the most respected names in financial literacy and education, assists in the development of a new online resource for consumers NYSE Money Sense (www.nysemoneysense.com) program.
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 more than 8,000 listed issues, NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent nearly 40 percent of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business 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: http://www.nyx.com.
About Operation HOPE, Inc.
Since its founding in 1992, Operation HOPE's mission has been to promote "silver rights" and make free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved. The social investment banking nonprofit has provided financial literacy and economic empowerment services to more than 1.2 million people, raised more than $500 million and helped to restructure more than $360 million in sub-prime mortgages from the private sector, for a total of approximately $900 million in economic activity for the disenfranchised. Follow Operation HOPE at www.operationhope.org,www.twitter.com/operationhope, and www.facebook.com/operationhope.