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NASDAQ New Listing Fees Approved by Securities and Exchange Commission

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NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the new fee schedule for NASDAQ-listed companies has been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The new annual fees for NASDAQ's Capital, Global Select and Global Markets are effective as of January 1, 2007.

Additionally, NASDAQ announced that its companies may enroll through NASDAQ Online (www.nasdaq.net) for a sampling of core services designed to support public companies. These services include news release distribution and EDGAR filings through PrimeNewswire, a news wire distribution service; audio casting and dynamic annual reports through Shareholder.com; and D&O Insurance Benchmarking from Carpenter Moore. The core services are available to all NASDAQ companies that choose to use them free of charge. These services are also available to companies listed on other domestic exchanges on a trial basis.

In accordance with NASDAQ's philosophy of offering corporate services as an integral part of the listings value proposition, all NASDAQ-listed companies benefit from a portfolio of exceptional services and informational programs.

"The services we offer provide companies and investors with greater visibility, deeper market intelligence, and competitive context on hot-button topics such as corporate risk management," said Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President of NASDAQ's Corporate Client Group. "The services are in keeping with our mission to support public companies, to enhance competition, and to provide investors with a transparent view of the marketplace."

Additional information on NASDAQ fees is available at www.nasdaq.com/about/listing_information.stm. Additional information on NASDAQ's core services offerings to public companies is available at www.nasdaq.net.

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/.

CONTACT: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Media Contacts: Bethany Sherman 212-401-8714 bethany.sherman@nasdaq.com Silvia Davi 646-441-5014 silvia.davi@nasdaq.com

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