New York, April 26, 2010 -- NYSE Amex (formerly known as NYSE Alternext US) today reported short interest as of the close of business on the settlement date of April 15, 2010. Based on information received from member and non-member organizations, short interest increased to 276,674,402 shares from 267,823,226 shares (revised) on March 31, 2010. This reflects short interest reported by all broker-dealers (not only NYSE Amex member firms) in NYSE Amex-listed securities. A short position of 5,000 or more shares existed in 375 issues. Some short position was shown in 551 issues. This short interest report was compiled by NYSE Amex on the basis on information obtained from its member and non-member organizations covering all securities traded on the Exchange in both round and odd-lots. A short sale is any sale of a security that the seller does not own or any sale that is completed by the delivery of a borrowed security. Adjusted short interest for the preceding 12 months: http://www.nyse.com/press/1272275252824.html About NYSE Amex Once known as the American Stock Exchange, it was acquired by NYSE Euronext on October 1, 2008. The market offers trading across a full range of equities, options, and exchange traded funds ("ETFs"), including structured products and HOLDRS.