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GlobeNewswire Expands Canadian Services and Distribution

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GlobeNewswire, a NASDAQ OMX company (Nasdaq:NDAQ), announces several new services specially focused to help Canadian companies reach media, investors and potential customers.

  • Recognition as a Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) full- text disseminator complying with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). GlobeNewswire's distribution services help public companies to communicate with media and investors in local languages across the globe while addressing regional regulatory disclosure requirements.

  • Retail Investor Targeting service, announced last month to both USA and Canadian companies, is an online distribution network focusing on retail investors. The service pushes company news updates directly and immediately to investors as they conduct online searches of that company's peers and competitors in related sectors including oil & gas and metals & mining.

  • Metal & mining international newline that targets media and trade publications specially covering companies that explore for, develop, mine, quarry and/or process metallic and/or nonmetallic minerals.

"With approximately 150 issuers and clients currently headquartered in Canada, and an important market for NASDAQ OMX, we're pleased to offer our Canadian clients and issuers enhanced services, created exactly for the disclosure and transparency needs of TSX-listed companies," said Doug Ventola, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

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 3,800 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.

About GlobeNewswire:

GlobeNewswire, a NASDAQ OMX Company, operates one of the world's leading full-text press release, photo, and multimedia distribution services. Utilizing the latest in communications technology, GlobeNewswire's multi-channel delivery network provides real-time, simultaneous access to key audiences around the globe, including daily newspapers, wire services, online services, databases, trade publications, institutional and individual investors, and consumers. For more information, visit www.globenewswire.com or call +1.800.307.6627.

CONTACT: GlobeNewswire +1.800.307.6627

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