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NASDAQ Announces Quarterly New Listings Statistics


NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced its new listing statistics for the 4th quarter of 2006 and for full year 2006. NASDAQ plans to report these statistics on a quarterly basis in 2007.

NASDAQ continued to capture more new listings than any other U.S. exchange. During the 4th quarter, NASDAQ captured 82 new listings, comprised of the following categories:

4th Quarter 2006 2006 Totals ---------------- ----------- Total New Listings 82 285 Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) 58 156 NYSE Switches & Dual Lists 2 7 AMEX Switches 9 30 OTCBB & Pink Sheet Upgrades 7 59 ETFs, Structured Products & Other Initial Listings 6 33

NASDAQ will also provide comparative information regarding U.S. exchange-listed IPOs that were eligible for listing on both NASDAQ and the listing markets of the NYSE Group. For the 4th quarter, NASDAQ attracted 67.1% of the 85 eligible IPOs, raising a total of $6.6 billion in capital. For calendar year 2006, NASDAQ attracted 67.3% of the 220 eligible IPOs, raising a total of $18.4 billion.

Notable listings in the 4th quarter included the switch of E*TRADE FINANCIAL common and preferred stock (Nasdaq:ETFC) from the NYSE Group. During 2006, NASDAQ captured four switches from the NYSE including Liberty Media Corporation (Nasdaq:LCAPA) and Computer Task Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTGX), totaling over $34 billion in market capitalization. Other notable new listings in the 4th quarter included the IPO of US BioEnergy (Nasdaq:USBE) and the initial listing of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. (Nasdaq:WINN).

NASDAQ saw 32 non-U.S. new listings in 2006, including the switch of Innospec Inc. (Nasdaq:IOSP) from the NYSE Group and the IPOs of Melco PBL Entertainment (Nasdaq:MPEL), Home Inns & Hotel Management (Nasdaq:HMIN), and the Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (Nasdaq:OMAB).

To view all new NASDAQ listings in 2006, visit

Statistics are sourced from internal NASDAQ information. IPOs include offerings done on a "best efforts" basis. For more information about these and other NASDAQ market performance statistics, visit

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 or the NASDAQ Newsroom at


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

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