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NASDAQ Announces Mid-Month Open Short Interest Positions in NASDAQ Stocks as of Settlement Date April 13, 2012


NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of April 13, 2012, short interest in 2,246 NASDAQ Global MarketSM securities totaled 6,582,751,452 shares compared with 6,485,392,326 shares in 2,249 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of March 30, 2012. The mid-April short interest represents 3.97 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.21 days for the prior reporting period.

Short interest in 490 securities on The NASDAQ Capital MarketSM totaled 399,047,427 shares at the end of the settlement date of April 13, 2012 compared with 387,215,830 shares in 493 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 5.24 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period's figure of 5.04.

In summary, short interest in all 2,736 NASDAQ® securities totaled 6,981,798,879 shares at the April 13, 2012 settlement date, compared with 2,742 issues and 6,872,608,156 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 4.02 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.25 days for the previous reporting period.

The open short interest positions reported for each NASDAQ security reflect the total number of shares sold short by all broker/dealers regardless of their exchange affiliations. A short sale is generally understood to mean the sale of a security that the seller does not own or any sale that is consummated by the delivery of a security borrowed by or for the account of the seller.

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Wayne Lee +1.301.978.4875 Wayne.D.Lee@NASDAQ.Com

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