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  • 16 June 2011 11:07

NYSE Euronext welcomes Axway on its European market

Axway CEO Christophe Fabre: '...a pivotal milestone in the development of this company'.

SYDNEY, June 16, 2011 – Axway, the Business Interaction Networks company, yesterday celebrated its listing on NYSE Euronext in Paris. Axway CEO Christophe Fabre commemorated the occasion by ringing the exchange’s opening bell at 9:00 a.m.

Axway was created a decade ago as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sopra Group. The company, which has grown significantly in its 10 years, develops products and solutions to manage, run, secure and monitor all types of business interaction, including emails, files, messages, services, events, and processes. Axway serves more than 11,000 customers in all industries around the globe, and has offices in more than 20 countries. Axway is registered in France with corporate headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.

Axway was admitted to trading (ticker symbol: AXW) on the regulated market of NYSE Euronext in Paris by the listing of 16,120,513 shares making up the company’s capital. Listing of Axway shares was concurrent with the distribution by Sopra Group to its shareholders of 73.73% of Axway’s share capital. The admission price was €18.61 and the company’s market capitalisation was €300 million.

“We are delighted with the listing of Axway on NYSE Euronext’s European market,” said Ronald Kent, Group Executive Vice President and Head of International Listings at NYSE Euronext. “Admission to the market will enable Axway to consolidate a strategy based on independent development of its business, and will raise its profile with clients, partners and the investment community.”

Axway CEO Christophe Fabre, added, “Listing Axway on NYSE Euronext is a pivotal milestone in the development of this company. As we focus even more intently on advancing our strategic objectives, we plan to benefit from the visibility offered by NYSE Euronext, a benchmark for investors, to step up our growth.” Executives from Axway, Sopra Group and NYSE Euronext joined Axway’s CEO when he rang the bell to signify the start of trading today.

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 approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses 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 Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: www.nyx.com.

About Axway

Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW), the Business Interaction Networks company, is a software and services company registered in France with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. Established in 2001, Axway serves more than 11,000 organisations in 100 countries, with offices around the globe. Our award-winning products, solutions and services enable the business-critical transactions required to accelerate performance within and among enterprises – while providing management, security and governance on interactions throughout business networks. Axway’s industry-leading offerings include: business-to-business integration, managed file transfer, secure email, business operations monitoring, process management and identity validation solutions, as well as professional and managed services, cloud solutions, and Software-as-a-Service. More information is available at www.axway.com.

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