NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the renewal of the strategic partnership between NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). This partnership reflects NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions' commitment to providing public and private companies with an expanded platform of director education and board development programs.
The NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions and NACD partnership provides the board community with dynamic, superior board development tools and resources to operate effective boards anywhere and at any time. From educational events, to master classes, to the implementation of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions' best-in-class mobile board portal, Directors Desk, this partnership allows NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions to further help companies follow the highest standards of corporate conduct and compliance.
Demetrios Skalkotos, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions, said, "We are thrilled to extend and expand our partnership with NACD as we look for relevant, strategic ways to help corporations further mitigate risk and increase shareholder value. NACD is a recognized leader in director education, and by integrating NACD's comprehensive, actionable resources with our leading board portal, Directors Desk, we further strengthen the ways we can help companies confidently navigate the changing corporate landscape."
"As NACD continues to provide the insights, knowledge, and intelligence needed to navigate the complex challenges facing today's boardrooms, our expanded partnership with NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions will play a key role in these efforts," said Ken Daly, President and CEO of NACD. "The services provided by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions help enable directors to meet today's evolving corporate needs."
About NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions
NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions leads the industry with innovative products and services that power global business communications for today's forward-thinking public and private companies. The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the first exchange operator dedicated to owning and operating a core platform of products that help companies minimize risk, maximize efficiency, and increase transparency. A majority of NASDAQ-100 companies have relied on NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions products and services to enhance their corporate communications, investor relations and board support. For more information on NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions, please visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com/services/corporatesolutions/.
About NASDAQ OMX Group
The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)
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The matters described herein may 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 Corporate Solutions, Directors Desk and other NASDAQ OMX 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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