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Military Veteran Forum for Human Resources and Veterans Program Executives Convenes at New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Nov. 5


NYSE Euronext (NYX) and Four Block will convene an open forum for Human Resources and Veterans Program executives who seek to effectively recruit, retain and engage military veterans. The half-day program, “Integrating Veteran Talent Into Human Capital Strategy,” will be held at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 from 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m., and participants will hear from experts and practitioners who will provide first-hand experiences and share useful resources to develop, expand, and implement initiatives to employ and engage military talent.

"We're pleased to have a number of great companies joining us in this effort to help tap into a world-class, but often neglected, pool of talent – our nation's military veterans," said Duncan Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext. "For millions of Americans who have served our nation with honor and dignity, the toughest challenge they face comes not on the battlefield, but in finding rewarding employment after they leave the military. They have given us their best, often at great personal sacrifice and hardship to their families. It's time we stepped up and give them our best in return."

The forum will provide an opportunity for Human Resources and Veterans Program Executives, as well as others who have been charged with developing and implementing Veterans employment initiatives in their organizations, to learn from experts and practitioners who can provide first-hand perspectives and useful resources. As you formulate and/or expand your firm's plans to recruit, retain and engage Veterans, hear lessons learned and gain insight on best practices.

Speakers and panelists will include: Admiral James Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs; Col. Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient; Tom Wolzien, Lead Independent Director, TiVo; Mike Abrams, Co-Founder, Four Block and Author, “Networking for Veterans”; Marshall Carter, Deputy Chairman, NYSE Euronext; and Mr. Niederauer. Also participating will be: Rene Bardorf, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Community and Public Outreach, Department of Defense; Joseph Beal, Vice President, Enterprise and Operational Risk, GE Capital – Energy Financial Services ; Derek Blumke, Director, VITAL Initiative, Department of Veterans Affairs and Co-Founder, Student Veterans Association; Maureen Casey, Managing Director, Military and Veterans Affairs, JPMorgan Chase and Co.; Stephen Clark, Acting Director, City University of New York (CUNY) Office of Veterans Affairs; Col. Michael Coss, Director, Soldier for Life Program; Steven Davis, Vice President, Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs and Company; Dan Hawksworth, Vice President, Global Staffing, Honeywell; Jeff Holbrook, Director, Recruiting Manager, ICG and Global Functions, Citi; Chris Norton, Senior Program Manager, Military Talent Attraction, AT&T Andrew Roberts, Director, Military and Veterans' Liaison Services, North Shore LIJ Hospital; Lisa Rosser, Founder and CEO, The Value of a Veteran; and Danielle Soto, Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations, TiVo.

Charles Gasparino, Senior Correspondent for the Fox Business Network, will moderate the panel entitled: “Connecting with Military Talent – a Win-Win Proposition.” Other scheduled panels are: “Building an Effective Veterans Program” and “What to Consider When You Hire a Vet.”

For registration and full information including agenda on the “Integrating Veteran Talent Into Human Capital Strategy” program, go to

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), the Company's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. The Company 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. The Company is in the S&P 500 index.

About Four Block

Four Block was founded in 2010 by a group of Iraq and Afghanistan student-veterans in order to help improve the way veterans transition from active-service to new careers. The organization provides student-veterans with professional development and connects them with internship opportunities at corporations. For more information on Four Block, go to:

Rich Adamonis, NYSE Euronext
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