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Martin Hedensiö appointed Vice President Corporate Communications EMEA for NASDAQ OMX


Stockholm, April 7, 2011 – The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. has named Martin Hedensiö to the position of Vice President Corporate Communications Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) based in Stockholm. In this role Martin will lead the company's internal and external corporate communications activities for the EMEA region, reporting directly to Frank De Maria, global head of corporate communications.

“Martin has extensive communications experience and will be an asset to NASDAQ OMX as we continue to grow our presence in the EMEA region,” said Frank De Maria, Senior Vice President Global Corporate Communications.

“It will be both interesting and exciting to work with NASDAQ OMX communications. Exchanges play a central role for a well-functioning market economy. NASDAQ OMX is a leading player with a strong brand, within an industry that is undergoing rapid transformation”, Martin Hedensiö comments.

Martin joins NASDAQ OMX from the Swedish communications consultancy firm, Hallvarsson and Halvarsson, where he was Business Area Manager Financial and Corporate Communications, and a member of the management team. Prior to that Martin was Executive Vice President at PR consultancy firm Springtime, and Investor Relations Director at Electrolux AB.

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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 3,600 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 (

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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 NASDAQ OMX's 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. There can be no assurance that the FSA will give the NASDAQ OMX applicant the authorization and permissions which it seeks.

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