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NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions Introduces Leading Board Portal to Iberian Market


LISBON, Portugal, Aug. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions announced today that Brisa, one of the largest tolled motorway operators in the world, will be the first company in Portugal and the Iberian market to implement Directors Desk, one of the world's leading board portals.

Directors Desk offers a comprehensive solution designed to improve board communications and effectiveness, while relieving corporate executives of the paperwork and time involved in keeping boards informed. Since 2007, Directors Desk has been trusted by Fortune 500 companies, private and public companies, hospitals, universities, and startups around the world to simplify and secure boardroom procedures.

Brisa is the largest transport infrastructure company in Portugal and is part of Euronext 100 and the FTSE4Good, the reference index for social responsibility. Brisa plans to utilize Directors Desk to more securely and efficiently manage its boardroom proceedings and will be using the leading board portal for multiple boards.

Demetrios Skalkotos, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions, stated: "NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions is excited to introduce Directors Desk to this important community and echo the considerable success we have witnessed in the Northern European market. We are motivated by a strong desire to introduce efficacy into the time-consuming boardroom process and help companies in the Iberian market, like Brisa, stay informed with secure, real-time, comprehensive information."

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. NASDAQ OMX is the first and only exchange company dedicated to owning and operating a core platform of products that help companies minimize risk, maximize efficiency, and increase transparency. For more information on NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions, please visit

Recently, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions announced significant enhancements to Directors Desk HD, the Directors Desk iPad app. New capabilities include notes and annotations, portrait orientation, presentation mode for exhibits and documents and synching with iCloud. For more information on Directors Desk and Directors Desk HD, please visit:

About NASDAQ OMX Group

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), 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 $6.2 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 Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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.


CONTACT: Wayne Lee Wayne.D.Lee@NASDAQOMX.Com +1.301.978.4875

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