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NASDAQ OMX Appoints Frank De Maria as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications

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NEW YORK, June 11, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that Frank De Maria has been appointed Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Communications, effective June 21, 2010.  Mr. De Maria will lead the company's global public relations and corporate communications activities.

De Maria joins NASDAQ OMX from Newsweek, Inc. where he was Vice President of Corporate Communications.  His responsibilities included promoting Newsweek's editorial talent and content internationally as well as leading all communications around the re-launch of Newsweek magazine and its global web presence in 2009.

"We are pleased that Frank is joining NASDAQ OMX to lead our global corporate communications activities," said John Jacobs, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing.  "Having worked in a variety of industries, including media, Frank brings a good mix of talent and strategic communication expertise to our company."

Prior to joining Newsweek in 2008, De Maria was Head of Global Media Relations at Thomson Reuters and at Reuters PLC prior to the acquisition by Thomson Corporation in 2008.  Before that, he was a Director for Brunswick Group, LLC, a global public relations agency based in London, where he provided strategic council for a variety of companies in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors.

De Maria holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Pace University in New York.

About the NASDAQ OMX

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is the world's largest exchange company.  It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,600 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/nasdaqomx) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

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 potential strategic partnerships, 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: Silvia Davi +1-646-441-5014 Silvia.Davi@NASDAQOMX.Com Anna Rasin +46 8 405 6612 Anna.Rasin@NASDAQOMX.Com Wayne Lee +1301-978-4875 Wayne.D.Lee@NASDAQOMX.Com

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