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First Exchange-Traded Products Based on NASDAQ OMX Commodity Indexes are Introduced


NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), parent of the world's first electronic stock market and a leading index provider, today announced exchange-traded product (ETP) provider BOOST ETP will launch ten new exchange-traded products in the United Kingdom (UK) that are based on indexes in the NASDAQ Commodity Index FamilySM. They are the first products linked to the NASDAQ Commodity Index Family.

John Jacobs, NASDAQ OMX EVP and Head of NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group, said, "The roll-out of these ETPs is a significant milestone for NASDAQ OMX's index business and our growing relationship with BOOST ETP. We look forward to continuing to support our partnership and serving the needs of investors by creating indexes that track a variety of asset classes and regions."

The following ETPs will begin trading today on the London Stock Exchange:

Boost WTI Oil 3x Leverage Daily ETP 3OIL
Boost WTI Oil 3x Short Daily ETP 3OIS
Boost Gold 3x Leverage Daily ETP 3GOL
Boost Gold 3x Short Daily ETP 3GOS
Boost Copper 3x Leverage Daily ETP 3HCL
Boost Copper 3x Short Daily ETP 3HCS
Boost Natural Gas 3x Leverage Daily ETP       3NGL
Boost Natural Gas 3x Short Daily ETP 3NGS
Boost Silver 3x Leverage Daily ETP 3SIL
Boost Silver 3x Short Daily ETP 3SIS

BOOST ETP Co-CEO Hector McNeil comments: "We selected NASDAQ's commodity indexes for these ETPs because they are well-constructed and based on objective and transparent methodology, characteristics that investors are demanding. The market for leveraged and short ETPs is growing and we will continue to collaborate with NASDAQ OMX to give investors the tools they need to potentially fulfill their investment objectives."

BOOST recently became the first ETP provider in Europe to focus on issuing 3x leveraged and 3x short ETPs and promptly introduced two ETPs based on the popular NASDAQ-100 Index®: the BOOST NASDAQ 100® 3x Leverage Daily ETP and the BOOST NASDAQ 100® 3x Short Daily ETP. To explain how the leveraged and short ETPs will work, BOOST will hold its first investor conference call on January 10, 2013.

BOOST expects to introduce up to 100 different ETPs across all asset classes in the next two years. For more information about BOOST ETP, visit

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 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 23 markets, 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-40 microsecond 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 3,400 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)

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the NASDAQ OMX Commodity Index Family and NASDAQ OMX's other products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

NASDAQ®, NASDAQ-100®, NASDAQ-100 Index® and NASDAQ OMX Commodity Index FamilySM are trade/servicemarks of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (which collectively with its affiliates is referred to as "NASDAQ OMX") and are licensed for use by BOOST ETP. None of the ETPs set forth above have been passed on by NASDAQ OMX as to their legality or suitability. The ETPs are not issued, endorsed, or sold by NASDAQ OMX, and NASDAQ OMX makes no warranties and bears no liability with respect to the ETPs. 

The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing set forth above should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular investment product or an overall investment strategy. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.


CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Media Contact: Wayne Lee +1.301.978.4875

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