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NASDAQ Announces December Market Performance Statistics

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NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced its consolidated market performance statistics for the NASDAQ(r) Market Center and INET trading platforms for the month of December.

NASDAQ continued to capture a greater percentage of market share in NYSE-listed securities. Matched market share in NYSE-listed securities increased to 14.2% in December from 14.0% in November and 5.5% in December 2005. NASDAQ's touched market share in NYSE-listed securities rose to 33.3% in December from 31.5% in November and 16.1% December 2005. During December 2006, NASDAQ's average daily total share volume in NYSE-listed securities was approximately 779 million, compared with 839 million in November and 426 million in December 2005.

NASDAQ's total market share in NYSE-listed securities in December was 31.9% compared with 30.8% in November and 20.7% in December 2005. Included in the total market share figure for December is 17.7% in NYSE-listed securities executed by broker-dealers and reported to systems operated by NASDAQ.

The table below shows NASDAQ's market share in several individual NYSE-listed securities during December:

Total Matched Market Share Market Share ------------ ------------ Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. (NYSE:OS) 39.6% 32.2% Halliburton Co. (NYSE:HAL) 38.7% 18.6% NYSE Group Inc. (NYSE:NYX) 37.4% 18.9% Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) 36.1% 17.1% Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) 35.9% 17.2%

For the month, NASDAQ achieved total market share of over 30% in 166 NYSE-listed companies priced over $10 with average daily trading volume of more than 1 million shares. NASDAQ's market share in the following 25 companies was over 40%:

Reckson Associates Realty Corporation (NYSE: RA), Canetic Resources Trust (NYSE: CNE), Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE: SLW), Pengrowth Energy Trust (NYSE: PGH), Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE: IPG), Fording Inc. (NYSE: FDG), Symbol Technologies Inc. (NYSE: SBL), Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (NYSE: RDA) Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE: CCU), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Fannie Mae (NYSE:FNM), American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (NYSE: AOB), International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), Input/Output, Inc. (NYSE: IO), Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), Sara Lee Corporation (NYSE: SLE), Titanium Metals Corporation (NYSE: TIE), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD), Saks Incorporated (NYSE: SKS), Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S),Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: PFE) Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), Equity Office Properties Trust (NYSE: EOP).

To view all 166 NYSE-listed companies, visit http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/trader/tradingservices/marketshare/ccg_dec_2006.xls.

Total market share in NASDAQ-listed securities was 74.6% in December compared to 71.5% in November. Included in the total market share figure for December is 28.0% in NASDAQ securities executed by broker-dealers and reported to the NASD/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility (TRF), a facility of NASD that is operated by NASDAQ, compared to 26.7% in November.

Matched market share in NASDAQ-listed securities in December was 46.6% compared to 44.8% in November. NASDAQ's touched market share in NASDAQ-listed securities in December was 50.7% compared to 49.1% the previous month.

"Total market share" in NASDAQ-listed securities is based on all share volume reported to the consolidated tape using NASDAQ-operated systems. This includes total share volume of NASDAQ-listed securities that are executed on The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, NASDAQ's recently launched national securities exchange, plus trades reported through the NASD/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility (TRF), a facility of NASD that is operated by NASDAQ, as a percentage of total consolidated NASDAQ market volume. Shares routed to other market centers for execution are not included in "total market share." This data is single counted.

"Total market share" in NYSE-listed securities is based on total share volume of NYSE-listed securities that are executed on the NASDAQ Market Center and the INET book, plus trade reported volume as a percentage of total consolidated NYSE market volume.

Matched market share represents total share volume of NASDAQ or NYSE-listed securities that are executed on the NASDAQ Market Center and the INET book as a percentage of total consolidated NASDAQ or NYSE market volume.

Touched market share represents total share volume of NASDAQ or NYSE-listed securities that are executed on the NASDAQ Market Center and the INET book, plus volume of shares routed to other market centers for execution as a percentage of consolidated NASDAQ or NYSE market volume.

For more information about these and other NASDAQ market performance statistics, visit www.nasdaqtrader.com/marketshare.

NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, its systems trade more shares per day than any other U.S. market. NASDAQ is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at http://www.nasdaq.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at http://www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/.

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CONTACT: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Media Contacts: Wayne Lee (301) 978-4875 Silvia Davi (646) 441-5014

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