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Nasdaq Corporate Solutions and Computershare to Simplify Access to Beneficial Shareholder Data for Corporate Issuers in Australia and New Zealand

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SYDNEY and MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq Corporate Solutions, a business of Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), and Computershare Investor Service Pty Ltd, a business of Computershare (ASX:CPU), announced today they will connect the Nasdaq IR Insight® and Computershare Issuer Online platforms to provide Computershare investor relations (IR) customers in Australia and New Zealand efficient access to critical information regarding their company’s underlying beneficial owners available in Nasdaq IR Insight.

“The process of tracing and identifying who sits behind nominee and custodian companies is complex and ever-changing. We’re now providing our clients with a fast and convenient way to access this critical information via Computershare’s Issuer Online,” said Greg Dooley, Managing Director at Computershare Investor Services.

“Insight into a company’s share register is a critical element to any IR program,” said Stacie Swanstrom, Executive Vice President and Head of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions. “This offering is the latest extension of the Nasdaq IR Insight platform based on the needs of our clients and will allow corporate issuers in Australia and New Zealand to view relevant shareholder intelligence to help optimize institutional investor engagement.”

“With our technology we offer a more complete way for clients to access critical shareholder data and analytics,” said Matthew Rafter, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Nasdaq Corporate Solutions. “We are confident in our agreement with Computershare and in our ability to deliver an improved IR experience for our customers in Australia and New Zealand.”

Current and future clients utilizing Computershare’s Issuer Online platform will be provided the option to sign up for seamless access to beneficial shareholder data from Nasdaq IR Insight via single sign-on authentication process. In addition, such clients will have the option to access the broader integrated workflow offering of the Nasdaq IR Insight platform, allowing IR professionals to manage the components of their IR program.

“We celebrate a new milestone today as we enable our clients to access an enhanced beneficial holder analysis service. Drawing on our combined decades of experience, we continue to push the boundaries of innovation and remain focused on delivering digital IR services to the Australian and New Zealand market,” said Greg Dooley.

Nasdaq Corporate Solutions provides an integrated suite of market intelligence, communications, workflow and collaboration solutions for corporate executives and boards to nearly 18,000 corporate clients. Nasdaq Corporate Solutions helps IR professionals maximize the effectiveness and value of their IR programs through the premium content and functionality of Nasdaq IR Insight with the dynamic and rich data visualization-enabled dashboards of Nasdaq IR Analytics™ and the expert insights and stock surveillance data generated by a global team of Advisory Services analysts.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $12 trillion. To learn more, visit: business.nasdaq.com.

About Computershare Limited (CPU):

Computershare (ASX:CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, mortgage servicing, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in corporate trust, bankruptcy, class action and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.

Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in high integrity data management, high volume transaction processing and reconciliations, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world’s leading organizations use us to streamline and maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors and customers.

Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 16,000 employees worldwide.

For more information, visit www.computershare.com

This communication and the content found by following any link herein are being provided to you by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions, a business of Nasdaq, Inc. ( “Nasdaq”), for informational purposes only. Nasdaq makes no representation or warranty with respect to this communication or such content and expressly disclaims any implied warranty under law. Nasdaq, the Nasdaq logo, and Nasdaq Corporate Solutions are registered and unregistered trademarks, or service marks, of Nasdaq, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. © Nasdaq, Inc. 2017. All rights reserved.

Nasdaq Media Contact:

Will Briganti

+1 646-441-5012

william.briganti@nasdaq.com

Computershare Media Contact:

Tara Reid

+61 458 325 092

tara.reid@computershare.com.au

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