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NASDAQ OMX Europe Expands Into Eastern Europe


LONDON, Sept. 10, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ OMX Europe ("NEURO") today announced its intention to offer trading in blue chip securities listed on Budapest Stock Exchange, Warsaw Stock Exchange and Prague Stock Exchange.

This expansion will be supported by EMCF who will provide Central Counterparty (CCP) clearing services for NEURO in these new markets.

Charlotte Crosswell, President of NASDAQ OMX Europe, commented, "This extension is a natural evolution in our pan-European strategy and together with EMCF we will ensure that our customers are able to access the markets they require through one single connection to NEURO."

Jan Booij, CEO of EMCF, commented, "We are very pleased to support the expansion of NASDAQ OMX Europe's offering by extending our proven and reliable clearing solution to these new markets."

This expansion into Eastern Europe is expected to take place in Q1 2010 and is subject to regulatory approval.


NASDAQ OMX Europe, the most competitively priced multilateral trading facility in Europe, is the first platform to connect European liquidity pools with Pan-European routing. NASDAQ OMX Europe currently trades approximately 900 securities including constituents of the main European indices, ETFs and other highly liquid securities. For more information about NASDAQ OMX Europe, visit

NEURO and NEURO Dark are trading names of NASDAQ OMX Europe Limited, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Insofar as the content of this communication is considered a financial promotion for the purposes of section 21 FSMA 2000, it is not communicated or approved by a person authorized under FSMA. This communication is directed only at persons to whom NASDAQ OMX Europe may lawfully make financial promotions (Relevant Persons) including persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments who are "investment professionals" within the meaning of article 19 of the FSMA (Financial Promotion) Order of 2005. This communication must not be distributed to, acted on or relied upon by persons who are not Relevant Persons.


The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) 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 Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, including First North; and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group 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 Group 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 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.


CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Europe Media Contacts: Bethany Sherman +1(212) 401-8714 Anna Rasin +46(8)405 66 12

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