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Annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX Global Technology Index


NEW YORK, March 12, 2012 (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 19, 2012.

The following eight securities will be added to the Index: ASM Pacific Technology Limited (522 HK), Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM US), Equinix, Inc. (EQIX US), Informatica Corporation (INFA US), Shin Corporation PCL (INTUCH TB), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI US), Research In Motion Limited (RIM CN) and Seagate Technology PLC (STX US).

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 eight securities will be removed from the index: Amdocs Limited (DOX US), Lam Research Corporation (LRCX US), Oracle Corporation Japan (4716 JP), NEC Corporation (6701 JP), Research In Motion Limited (RIMM US), Rovi Corporation (ROVI US), Sina Corporation (SINA US) and Trend Micro Inc.(4704 JP).

About NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group

NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is engaged in the design, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQ OMX Indexes. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group specializes in the development of indexes focusing on NASDAQ OMX's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, and globalization. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group also provides custom index services and design solutions as a third-party provider to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit

About NASDAQ OMX Group

The inventor and transformer of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies with revolutionary technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the US and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 6 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to traffic more than 1 million messages per second at sub-80 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 exchanges 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 3,400 listed companies worth $5.1 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).


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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