In wake of Sandy, Nyse, Nasdaq et al to open Wednesday

Source: Nyse Euronext

Nyse Euronext (NYX) will open for normal trading operations in coordination with all U.S. equities, bonds, options and derivatives markets on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Trading will commence on the New York Stock Exchange at 9:30am under normal opening procedures, and the NYSE Euronext building and trading floor are fully operational.

Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext said: "We are pleased to be able to return to normal trading tomorrow. Our building and systems were not damaged and our people have been working diligently to ensure that we have a smooth opening tomorrow. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and communities suffering in the wake of this terrible natural disaster." 

Separately, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), parent of the world's first electronic stock market, today announced The NASDAQ Stock Market and other NASDAQ OMX-owned U.S. exchanges and markets and the FINRA/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility will be open for business on Wednesday, October 31.

The following NASDAQ OMX U.S. exchanges and markets and the FINRA/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility will operate on Wednesday as regularly scheduled:

The NASDAQ Stock Market
The NASDAQ Options Market
The NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange
NASDAQ OMX Commodities Clearing Company (NOCC)
FINRA/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility (ACT)

The decision to open for business on Wednesday was made in consultation with regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), other U.S. exchanges and government officials. Safety, market continuity and a variety of other factors related to Hurricane Sandy were carefully considered. NASDAQ OMX continues to actively monitor the progression of Hurricane Sandy and remains in regular communication with other exchanges and regulatory agencies. 

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