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NASDAQ OMX Commodities launches EUA contracts for next compliance period


Oslo, June 17, 2009 - NASDAQ OMX Commodities today announces the launch of EUADEC-13 and EUADEC-14 forward contracts for delivery in the first two years of next compliance period, starting from 2013 and onwards. The contracts will be traded on the Nord Pool trading platform along with the 2009-2012 EUA contracts. These contracts will be listed from 13 July 2009. The last trading day for EUADEC13 contract will be 2nd December-2013 and for EUADEC-14 contract - 1st December 2014. NASDAQ OMX Commodities offers a complete carbon product offering, including CER physical forward contracts for 2009-2012 and CER/EUA swaps and strips for 2009-2012 along with the EUA spot contracts. “We are happy to offer a new extension of the EUA forward curve for future hedging purposes. This is one of several initiatives in order to further strengthen the carbon offering from NASDAQ OMX Commodities”, says Fredrik Voss, Vice President of Business Development and Carbon Markets. For further information about the product specification, please refer to our website ABOUT NASDAQ OMX COMMODITIES AND NORD POOL ASA NASDAQ OMX Commodities and Nord Pool ASA provide access to the world's largest power derivatives exchange and one of Europe's largest carbon markets. NASDAQ OMX Commodities is responsible for the international derivative and carbon products offering, and also operates the clearing business and offers consulting services to commodities markets globally. Nord Pool ASA is responsible for the exchange operations and trading activities, including ownership of the Nordic derivative products. NASDAQ OMX Commodities and Nord Pool ASA have more than 390 members from 22 countries across a wide range of energy producers and consumers, as well as financial institutions. NASDAQ OMX Commodities is an entity in the NASDAQ OMX GROUP. For more information, please visit and 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 3,800 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 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 internal reorganization, 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. There can be no assurance that the FSA will give the NASDAQ OMX applicant the authorization and permissions which it seeks. - # - Media Contacts: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Lars Galtung + 47 98 21 48 12

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