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NASDAQ OMX Announces New Chief Representative in China

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NEW YORK, July 24, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that Ms. Yeeli Hua Zheng has joined NASDAQ OMX as the Chief Representative in China with the primary responsibility of serving NASDAQ's listed Chinese companies and assisting other Chinese companies with a NASDAQ listing. In addition, she will work closely with the relevant government and regulatory bodies in China. Prior to joining NASDAQ OMX, Zheng was an Executive Director for NYSE Euronext.

"We are delighted to welcome Ms. Zheng to NASDAQ OMX and fully anticipate that her extensive experience in China will provide direction to companies looking to list with the world's largest exchange company," said Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President of New Listings and Capital Markets, NASDAQ OMX.

Prior to the NYSE, Ms. Zheng was a junior partner in Pivotal Assets, a New York-based private equity firm. She also served as a senior advisor on Chinese economic and business affairs in the Executive Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations.

"I am excited to join NASDAQ OMX at this pivotal time in China," said Zheng. "As the first U.S. exchange to open its China representative office, NASDAQ OMX offers innovative Chinese companies access to the world's largest capital market and I look forward to working with companies looking to expand their options abroad."

Eric Landheer, NASDAQ OMX's Head of Asia Pacific added "Ms. Zheng has a proven track record working with dynamic Chinese companies and we are confident that she will add significant value to our team's efforts in the region."

Yeeli Hua Zheng is a graduate of the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. A Jiangsu province native, she is fluent in both Mandarin and English.

In June 2009, NASDAQ OMX celebrated its 100th NASDAQ listing from Greater China with China Auto Logistics (CALG). NASDAQ also listed the best performing IPO in the U.S. year to date, Changyou.com. There are 82 listed companies from Mainland China listed on NASDAQ, including Baidu, NASDAQ's largest listed company in China and a member of the prestigious NASDAQ-100 Index(r). In addition, there are 13 companies from Hong Kong and Macao and five from Taiwan. Companies span all major sectors including Technology, Media and Telecom, Consumer, Industrials, Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Materials and Financials. NASDAQ OMX has representative offices in Beijing and Hong Kong and has MoUs with the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges as well as Zhejiang, Jiangsu provinces and the Tianjin municipal government.

About 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 ETFs. 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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about NASDAQ OMX's products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

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CONTACT: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Media Contact: Jolene Libretto +1 646 441 5220 Jolene.Libretto@nasdaqomx.com

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