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NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions Appoints Executive to Oversee Growth in Asia

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NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions has appointed Daniel Wadsworth as Vice President of Corporate Solutions, based in Hong Kong. In his new role, Dan will be responsible for driving the ongoing expansion of the Corporate Solutions business in Asia Pacific and aiding NASDAQ OMX's overall strategy in the region. He will work closely with NASDAQ OMX's Asia Pacific listings team to provide Asian companies with leading, localized tools to help them be more effective and transparent public companies.

NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions helps public and private companies minimize risk, maximize efficiency and increase transparency with a suite of products that improves market intelligence, communications, corporate governance and visibility. 

"Increasingly, NASDAQ OMX is helping Asian companies enhance and expand their corporate solutions activities with relevant, best-in-class solutions," said NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions Senior Vice President Demetrios Skalkotos. "We're thrilled to have Dan's expertise and regional knowledge on-the-ground as we continue to drive companies' investor relations, communications and governance practices in this rapidly expanding market."

According to the International Monetary Fund, economic growth in Developing Asia is projected to be at least twice the rate of the overall global economy and more than three times that of Advanced Economies. This provides a tremendous opportunity for NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions to work with companies in Asia that are expanding their local and global presence.

Recently, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions announced a partnership with the Singapore Exchange to provide SGX listed companies and companies throughout Southeast Asia, India and Australia with a suite of investor relations, communications and governance solutions. This year, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions was also the first non-Chinese sponsor granted a leading sponsorship position for the prestigious 2011 Golden Bull Awards.

Dan has been with NASDAQ OMX for more than ten years and was one of the original team members responsible for establishing the NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions business in 2005. Most recently, Dan was Associate Vice President, leading NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions' global reselling and strategic business development. During this time, Dan was instrumental in forging relationships and establishing key corporate solutions initiatives in Brazil, Singapore and Osaka.  Previously, Dan was a Senior Management Analyst at KPMG Consulting and a Research Associate at Small Enterprise Assistance Funds.

To learn more, please visit NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.

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 approximately 3,500 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).

The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular security or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Statements regarding NASDAQ-listed companies are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

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CONTACT: Alexandra Honeysett Director, Corporate Communications +1 (646) 441-5211 Alexandra.Honeysett@nasdaqomx.com

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