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IntercontinentalExchange to Acquire NYSE Euronext for US $8.2 billion

Toronto, Ontario – Thursday, December 20th, 2012 – Urbana Corporation (“Urbana”) (TSX: URB, URB.A) is very pleased with the announcement that the IntercontinentalExchange (“ICE”) has agreed to buy NYSE Euronext (“NYX”) in a stock and cash transaction valued at US$8.2 billion, or US$33.12 a share.


After the Chicago Board Options Exchange (“CBOE”), NYX is Urbana’s second largest holding. Urbana owns 1,650,000 NYX shares worth US$39 million prior to the transaction.


At the announced price, the proposed NYX/ICE transaction adds US$15 million to the value of Urbana’s portfolio.


Thomas S. Caldwell, C.M. President



For further information please contact Elizabeth Naumovski, Investor Relations at 416-595-9106.



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