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NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange trading operations during the strike in the Finnish financial services sector


Helsinki, December 10, 2009 - NASDAQ OMX Helsinki aims at continuing exchange trading operations on the Helsinki Stock Exchange normally during the Finnish financial services sector three-day strike December 14 to 16. NASDAQ OMX Helsinki has taken actions to ensure that exchange trading and market surveillance operations will continue to function in a proper manner even during the strike. A vital part of well functioning markets is, however, that market participants are able to both trade and also settle their trades in a proper manner. During the strike, market disturbances are possible. NASDAQ OMX Helsinki will continue to assess market readiness and the strike's possible effects on the ability to arrange exchange trading in a proper manner in close co-operation with Euroclear Finland, Supervisory Authorities, exchange trading members and the central counterparty. Based on this assessment, NASDAQ OMX Helsinki will, if necessary, decide on possible changes in exchange operations and separately inform thereof. 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 over 3,700 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. - # - NASDAQ OMX Media Contacts: Anu Ilvonen + 358 09 6166 7206 NDAQG

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