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NASDAQ OMX Announces Third Quarter 2009 New Listings Statistics

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that The NASDAQ Stock Market(R) captured a total of 33 new listings in the third quarter, highlighted by 12 IPOs including Avago Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO), a leading designer, developer and global supplier of analog semiconductor devices, and lithium-ion battery producer A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE).

NASDAQ attracted 7 listings from the NYSE Group in the third quarter with a total market capitalization of $27.6 billion. NASDAQ welcomed the transfers of Mattel (Nasdaq:MAT), the worldwide leader in toy design and manufacture, R.R. Donnelley & Sons (Nasdaq:RRD), a global provider of integrated communications, and TriMas Corporation (Nasdaq:TRS), provider of engineered and applied products. Transfers from NYSE Amex included Iridium Communications (Nasdaq:IRDM), Zion Oil & Gas (Nasdaq:ZN), Reading International (Nasdaq:RDI) and Prospect Medical Holdings (Nasdaq:PZZ).

NASDAQ continues to draw new listings from the NYSE Group. On October 29, NASDAQ welcomes Vodafone Group PLC (Nasdaq:VOD), an international mobile communications group with a capitalization of $13.2 billion. BMC Software (Nasdaq:BMC), a management solutions provider with a $7.0 billion market capitalization, joins NASDAQ on October 26.

The new listings are comprised of the following categories:

3rd Qtr 2009 ------------ Total New Listings 33 NYSE Group Switches 7 Initial Public Offerings 12 Upgrades from Over-the-Counter 9 ETFs, Structured Products & Other Listings 5

NASDAQ welcomed 10 companies from Greater China and currently lists 113 companies headquartered in Greater China, more than any other U.S. exchange. Third quarter listings from Greater China included the following:

Symbol Company Name ------ ------------ CDCS CDC Software Corp. CAGC China Agritech Inc. CRTP China Rita Power Corp. DEER Deer Consumer Products Inc. GAME Shanda Games Ltd. LIWA Lihua International Inc. RCON Recon Technology Ltd. RINO RINO International Corp. TRIT Tri-Tech Holdings Inc. YONG Yongye International Inc.

Other notable listings included the spin-offs of Alitsource Portfolio Solutions (Nasdaq:ASPS), a provider of real estate mortgage portfolio management products, from Ocwen Financial (NYSE:OCN) and off-shore driller Seahawk Drilling (Nasdaq:HAWK) from Pride International (NYSE:PDE).

Statistics are sourced from internal NASDAQ information. For more information about these and other NASDAQ market performance statistics, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com/listingcenter/usmarket/.

About NASDAQ OMX

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 3,700 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. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates (collectively "NASDAQ OMX") makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing.

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CONTACT: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Media Contacts: Wayne Lee +1.301.978.4875 Wayne.D.Lee@NASDAQOMX.com Jolene Libretto +1.646-441-5220 Jolene.Libretto@NASDAQOMX.com

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