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Board Communications Go Mobile With the Launch of NASDAQ OMX's Directors Desk HD


NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) Corporate Solutions today announced the launch of Directors Desk HD, an intuitive, feature-rich and secure iPad App providing directors and executives access to sensitive and timely information on-the-go. The application is available worldwide and can be accessed through the Apple App Store starting today.

NASDAQ OMX Directors Desk is a secure cloud-based solution designed to improve board communications and effectiveness while relieving corporate executives of the paperwork and time involved in keeping boards informed. Through Directors Desk, documents can be easily uploaded, downloaded and updated by the corporate secretary or board members, all in a secure environment. Increasingly, the iPad is being used across a range of functions in corporations. According to a recent KPMG study, fifty percent of directors now report using an online portal for board communications, up from nine percent only two years ago.

Directors Desk HD is a state-of-the-art iPad app built on NASDAQ OMX's leading technology platforms. Engineered to improve overall board effectiveness, Directors Desk HD equips directors and executives with the tools necessary to increase productivity, collaboration and efficiency from anywhere in the world.  Building on Directors Desk's robust toolset, Directors Desk HD introduces exciting enhancements not available on web-based mobile programs. New features include an interactive live-meeting functionality, private note capabilities and a convenient meeting bookshelf.

Additional features include:

  • Presenter Mode keeps all users on the same page as the presenter swipes the screen
  • Integrated direction capabilities powered by Google Maps
  • Document Repository
  • Intuitive note-taking and tracking capabilities
  • Rich reading experience for easy navigation through documents
  • Secure and customizable email options

"As the corporate landscape continues to evolve, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions is dedicated to providing companies with relevant, innovative solutions and resources," said NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions Senior Vice President Demetrios Skalkotos. "We recognize that mobile devices, like the iPad, have become an increasingly important part of an executive's workflow. We also understand executives' enhanced focus on corporate governance and transparency.   With the launch of Directors Desk HD, board members now have access to a robust, dynamic tool to stay on top of their board activities through a platform they can access anywhere in the world."

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The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,500 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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 security or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Statements regarding NASDAQ-listed companies 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.


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