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Dubai Financial Market and NASDAQ Dubai to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, Nov. 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What: The Dubai Financial Market (DFM), NASDAQ Dubai and their listed companies will preside over the NASDAQ Closing Bell on the first day of the Borse Dubai International Investor Conference New York 2009. The Borse Dubai International Investor Conference New York 2009 will take place on November 2-3, 2009 at the New York Palace hotel in cooperation with Citigroup Global Markets (Citi) and Goldman Sachs. Who: * Essa Kazim, Executive Chairman, Borse Dubai Limited and Executive Chairman, DFM * Jeff Singer, Chief Executive, NASDAQ Dubai * Adena Friedman, Chief Financial Officer, NASDAQ OMX * DP World * Depa * Hikma Pharmaceuticals * NetSol Technologies * ARAMEX * Arabtec Holding * Al Mazaya Holding Company * Air Arabia * Emaar Properties * Emirates NBD * International Financial Advisors * Dubai Islamic Bank * Drake and Scull International * SHUAA Capital Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday, November 2nd 2009 at 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Contacts: Dubai Financial Market (DFM): Atef Fathy Vice President - Public Relations +971 4 305 5334 afathy@dfm.ae NASDAQ Dubai: Mark Fisher +971 4 361 2220 (office) +971 50 6245805 (mobile) Mark.Fisher@NASDAQDubai.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Robert Madden (646) 441-5045 Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com

Feed Information:

The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a high-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About Dubai Financial Market:

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) was established as a public institution having its own independent corporate body. DFM operates as a secondary market for the trading of securities issued by public shareholding companies, bonds issued by the federal Government or any of the local Governments and public institutions in the country, units of investment funds and any other financial instruments, local or foreign, which are accepted by the market. The DFM commenced operations on March 26, 2000. Following its initial public offering in November 2006, when DFM offered 1.6 billion shares, representing 20 per cent of its paid-up capital of AED 8 billion, DFM became a public joint stock company. Following the IPO, the Government of Dubai retained the remaining 80 per cent of DFM Company through Borse Dubai Limited.

About NASDAQ Dubai:

NASDAQ Dubai (formerly called the Dubai International Financial Exchange, or DIFX) is the international stock exchange between Western Europe and East Asia. It opened in September 2005.

Its standards are comparable to those of leading international exchanges in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Through the exchange, regional and international issuers can access regional and international investment. International issuers can access investment from the region, through a primary or dual listing.

Investors can access NASDAQ Dubai through a unique mix of regional and international brokers.

The NASDAQ Dubai region includes the United Arab Emirates and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the wider Middle East and North Africa, Turkey and the Indian sub-continent.

The majority shareholder of NASDAQ Dubai is Borse Dubai with a two-thirds stake. NASDAQ OMX Group owns one third of the shares.

NASDAQ Dubai is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a financial free zone. The exchange is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

About NASDAQ OMX:

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 over 3,700 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 http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

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