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NASDAQ OMX Announces April 2009 Market Performance Statistics for U.S. Exchanges

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NEW YORK, May 22, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.(sm) (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced consolidated market performance statistics for its U.S. exchanges for the month of April 2009.

* The NASDAQ Stock Market's (NASDAQ(r)) matched share of U.S. equity volume in April 2009 was 20.8%, more than any other U.S. exchange for the twenty-fifth consecutive month. -- The average daily matched volume in all U.S. securities last month was 2.3 billion shares, a 19% increase over April 2008. -- The average daily matched trade count in U.S. equities was 11 million, an increase of 16% over April 2008. -- During April, 16.6% of NASDAQ's matched volume resulted from non-displayed orders, adding 8.3 billion shares of dark liquidity to the NASDAQ book. * Matched market share in NYSE-listed securities during April 2009 was 15.5%. -- The average daily matched volume in NYSE-listed stocks was 1 billion shares, a 22% increase over the same period one year ago. * Matched market share in NASDAQ-listed securities during April 2009 was 33.6%. -- NASDAQ's average daily matched share volume in NASDAQ-listed securities during April was 789 million shares. * NASDAQ OMX BX's (BX) matched share of U.S. equity volume in April was .8%. In March, matched share on NASDAQ OMX BX -- a new trading platform that provides a second quote for U.S. cash equities -- was .33%. -- BX's total matched volume in U.S. equities in April was 1,826 million shares, an increase of 106% over the previous month. * Matched market share in U.S. ETFs during April 2009 was 24.2%, more than any other U.S. exchange. -- Average daily matched share volume of U.S. ETFs in April was 574 million shares, increasing 71% over the same period one year ago. * NASDAQ OMX exchanges' matched market share of U.S. equity options was 20.9% last month. -- The average daily matched volume of NASDAQ OMX exchanges in U.S. equity options totaled 3.0 million contracts in April 2009, an increase of .5% from last month. -- In April, matched share on The NASDAQ Option Market (NOM) was 3.04%. In March, matched share on NOM was 2.78%. -- NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX) matched share was above 17% for the third consecutive month.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Monthly Volume and Market Share Report is available at http://media.primezone.com/cache/6948/file/6918.pdf

To download more detailed information on NASDAQ OMX and overall U.S. market activity, including FINRA/NASDAQ TRF, NASDAQ Reported, NASDAQ Routed, NASDAQ Handled and Consolidated figures, visit http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/content/marketstatistics/marketshare/useq.xls.

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

For this month's detailed statistics on NASDAQ OMX exchanges in the Nordic and Baltic regions, including national figures, visit http://omxnordicexchange.com/newsandstatistics/statisticsanalysis/.

About the NASDAQ OMX Group

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.

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CONTACT: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Media Contacts: Robert Madden +1.646.441.5045 Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com Silvia Davi +1.646.441.5014 Silvia.Davi@NASDAQOMX.com Anna Rasin +46.8.405.66.12 Anna.Rasin@NASDAQOMX.com

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