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Annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX Global Technology Index


NEW YORK, March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today the results of the annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX Global Technology Index (Nasdaq:NQGL9000), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, March 18, 2013.

The following 12 securities will be added to the Index: Oracle Corp. Japan (4716 JP), NEC Corp. (6701 JP), ASML Holding N.V. (Nasdaq:ASML), Atos (ATO FP), Research in Motion Ltd. (Nasdaq:BBRY), Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE:CSC), Catamaran Corp (Nasdaq:CTRX), Amdocs Ltd. (NYSE:DOX), Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq:FB), CGI Group Inc. (GIB/A CN), Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS), and Lam Research Corp. (Nasdaq:LRCX).

The NASDAQ OMX Global Technology Index is designed to track the performance of the 100 largest and most liquid technology sector companies. The NASDAQ OMX Global Technology Index is reviewed on an annual basis. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX Global Technology Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit

As a result of the evaluation, the following 12 securities will be removed from the Index: ASM Pacific Technology Ltd. (522 HK), United Microelectronics Corp. (2303 TT), Nomura Research Institute Ltd. (4307 JP), Rohm Co. Ltd. (6963 JP), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (005930 KS), SK C&C Co. Ltd. (034730 KS), Alcatel-Lucent (ALU FP), ASML Holding N.V. (ASML NA), Research In Motion Limited (BB CN), Dell Inc. (Nasdaq:DELL), Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) and Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX).

About NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes

NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading, transparent indexes since 1971. Today, our index offering spans geographies and asset classes and includes diverse families such as the Dividend Achievers, Global, Nordic, Green Economy, Sharia and Commodity Indexes. We continuously offer new opportunities for financial product sponsors across a wide-spectrum of investable products and for asset managers to measure risk and performance. NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes also provides custom index services and design solutions to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes, visit

Daily index values, weightings and historical data for NASDAQ OMX indexes are available via NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch and NASDAQ OMX Global Index Data Service.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets including 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-55 microsecond average speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,300 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular financial product or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any financial product or any representation about the financial condition of any company or fund. Statements regarding NASDAQ's proprietary indexes are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.


CONTACT: NASDAQ Media Contact: Wayne Lee +1.301.978.4875 Wayne.D.Lee@NASDAQOMX.Com NASDAQ Issuer and Investor Contact: Lisa Chaney +1.301.978.8281 Lisa.Chaney@NASDAQOMX.Com

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