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NASDAQ OMX to Deliver OTC Clearing and Risk-Management System to Poland's Leading Clearing House


STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that it has been selected to deliver a risk management solution to KDPW_CCP, Poland's primary securities clearing house and CCP (Central Counterparty). Under the contract NASDAQ OMX will supply KDPW_CCP with its OTC clearing and Sentinel Risk Manager product in order to support trade lifecycle and risk management requirements for clearing of OTC traded instruments.

Sentinel Risk Manager is part of NASDAQ OMX's multi-asset clearing solution for OTC and listed derivatives. This modular suite of products enables clients to license their required functionality while preserving their existing software investment. The solution provides real-time risk management that enables the CCP to protect the integrity of the clearing house and its members while enabling cross margin benefits. Sentinel Risk Manager is compliant with pending European and U.S. legislation for OTC clearing (EMIR in Europe and Dodd Frank in the U.S.). Today both NASDAQ OMX's Nordic clearing house and IDCG in the U.S. have integrated the Sentinel technology within their CCP infrastructure. 

Iwona Sroka, President and CEO of KDPW_ CCP said: "It was important to select a solution that easily integrates with KDPW's legacy CCP infrastructure and provides the connectivity and information required by our clearing members. NASDAQ OMX's Sentinel solution meets those requirements by providing the trade lifecycle and risk information required by KDPW and its members to clear OTC trades. This in combination with compliance with international regulation standards makes it a perfect match for the Polish market." 

Lars Ottersgård, Senior Vice President NASDAQ OMX Market Technology commented: "We are pleased to partner with KDPW and look forward to supporting them in implementing a flexible and sustainable OTC risk management solution for the Polish market. Sentinel Risk Manager provides a unique opportunity for CCPs to deploy a sophisticated risk assessment solution that can easily plug into their existing clearing infrastructure and preferred external liquidity sources."


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 more than 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 *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook ( and Twitter ( 

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 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: NASDAQ OMX media contact: Carl Norell +46 8 405 66 39

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