Message from CEO, Deirdre Somers, as ISE set to join Euronext Group

This is a great day for the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) and for Euronext as we team up to make the most of opportunities that we have identified for our combined business.

Stéphane Boujnah, Euronext CEO and Deirdre Somers, Irish Stock Exchange CEO with Padraic O'Connor, ISE Chairman standing from www.ise.ie

Stéphane Boujnah, Euronext CEO and Deirdre Somers, Irish Stock Exchange CEO with Padraic O'Connor, ISE Chairman standing

"A great day for our clients and our team"

It’s a great day for our clients – our listed companies, our 4,000 bond and fund issuers in 90 countries, our members and our broader ecosystem. As Euronext Dublin we will grow our services and relevance to them.

And it’s a great day for the team in the ISE who have built this business in the last 20 years.  It is as a result of their ambition and innovations that we are here today. Without them, we would never have served our customers so well and built a diverse business, 75% of which is international. We believe that Euronext will deliver multiple opportunities for our talented and entrepreneurial staff both here in Ireland and in their other locations.

"A vote of confidence in the ISE and Ireland"

This is a vote of confidence in the ISE’s future, our business and our ability to grow new business.

It is vote of confidence in Ireland – its economy, growth prospects and as a place to do sophisticated financial services business. 

"Euronext is a perfect partner to enable the ISE to achieve its ambitions"

Euronext is the perfect partner to enable the ISE to achieve its ambitions. It brings an international brand, technology, innovation, new asset types, global relationships, a pan European ecosystem and structure to the ISE. 

"Euronext has managed to integrate diverse countries and exchanges under one model while preserving their national autonomy and purpose"

It has been a pleasure to work with them - we believe our cultures are much aligned, very client focussed and hungry to do more. Euronext is totally unique in the exchange sector. It has managed to integrate diverse countries and exchanges under one model while preserving their national autonomy and purpose. It has done an exceptional job at integrating the exchanges in France, the Netherlands, Portugal and Belgium. Now we can add Ireland to that list. We are really excited about working with our new colleagues.

"The start of a new chapter of great challenge and opportunity"

Today is a day for celebrating. But it’s also the start of a new chapter of great challenge and opportunity.  We can’t wait.

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