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NASDAQ OMX appoints new President for NASDAQ OMX Iceland


Stockholm, Reykjavik, February 11, 2011 – The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) today announced that Mr. Pall Hardarson has been appointed President of NASDAQ OMX Iceland.

“Pall has served as NASDAQ OMX Iceland’s head of operations and vice president for nine years, working closely with and reporting to the former President, Mr. Thordur Fridjonsson, who regretfully has passed away. We are thankful for Thordur’s contributions and great leadership through the years. With Pall’s extensive knowledge of NASDAQ OMX Iceland’s operations, and a strong background in management and economics, he has our full confidence in taking on this new and challenging role”, said Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President NASDAQ OMX Nordics.

Pall was born in 1966. Before joining NASDAQ OMX Iceland (then Iceland Stock Exchange) in 2002, Pall served as an economist at the National Economic Institute for three years. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Yale University.


Kristin Johannsdottir +354 868 9836                                     

NASDAQ OMX Stockholm

Carl Norell +46 8 405 6639


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 approximately 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 Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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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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