NYSE Euronext and the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) have entered into a strategic, long-term cooperation agreement covering the development of future mutually-beneficial business initiatives and the migration of WSE markets to NYSE Technologies Universal Trading Platform.

As part of a multi-year commercial agreement, NYSE Euronext will provide WSE with the Universal Trading Platform for its cash and derivative markets. Both parties will explore new trading, market data and business development initiatives serving investors and issuers of a range of financial instruments.

NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, will deliver the Universal Trading Platform and work with WSE to develop new IT-based opportunities in Poland and the Central and Eastern Europe region.

Duncan Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext, said: “NYSE Euronext welcomes this partnership with the Warsaw Stock Exchange, a regional leader that is well positioned for further growth and success. I am thrilled that the WSE has selected NYSE Euronext at this critical point in its international strategy. We look forward to working together on this and other initiatives to benefit our respective markets, customers and stakeholders.”

Ludwik Sobolewski, CEO of WSE, said: “It is a direct consequence of the strategy adopted and implemented by the WSE Board in recent years. We are at the very beginning as regards the strategic partnership, but this beginning comes at a very appropriate moment, complementing other, already much more advanced endeavors.”