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NASDAQ OMX to Host Director Education Conference in Collaboration With Dow Jones


NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that it will join with Dow Jones & Company to present a conference focused on director education on December 11, 2009 at the Metropolitan Club in New York.

The one-day conference, "The High Performance Director: Navigating 2010," will focus on timely developments including the compensation debate, the regulatory environment, activists in the boardroom, oversight models, and best practices for directors to utilize during challenging times. The goal of the conference is to provide useful insights to boards of directors, corporate secretaries, and private equity and corporate executives.

Confirmed speakers include: Ram Charan, Business Advisor, Speaker and Author; Martin Lipton, Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Glenn H. Hutchins, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive, Silver Lake; and Ivan G. Seidenberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications, Incorporated.

"With this conference our goal was to bridge the gap between directors and executives and create a forum where together they can become more informed on the critical issues faced by boards and management," commented Bruce Aust, executive vice president of NASDAQ OMX. "Today our exchange offers Board support to our 3,700 listed companies and a population of close to 40,000 directors by delivering thought leadership and innovative solutions that facilitate broader transparency, mitigate risk and inspire better corporate governance. We are delighted to have teamed up with a recognized information and news leader like Dow Jones to support our efforts in the director education space and look forward to expanding our efforts in this type of service offering."

"By leveraging both companies' expertise and connections, we are able to convene the most influential executives from the boardroom and the C-suite for a day of in-depth discussions and networking," said Ken Andersen, managing director of events for Financial Information Services at Dow Jones. "We're pleased to have partnered with NASDAQ OMX on what promises to be an interesting and insightful event."

NASDAQ OMX's Board Practice group includes Directors Desk and BoardRecruiting and their goal is to offer the Board members effective services and resources that help them with the companies they serve. Directors Desk, a NASDAQ OMX company, offers a complete turn-key, fully hosted online board management solution that helps companies reduce their Board-related expenses, improve Board effectiveness, increase security and realize quick return on investment. BoardRecruiting, a NASDAQ OMX product, is the first online board member recruitment portal where directors control who contacts them and boards have a cost-effective, time-efficient, better way to recruit board members

To view the full agenda and register for the event, visit:

About NASDAQ OMX Corporate Services

NASDAQ-listed companies have access to innovative products and services through a group of wholly-owned subsidiaries including the NASDAQ Market Intelligence Desk,, GlobeNewswire Service, Pinpoint Market Intelligence and Directors Desk. These services help NASDAQ-listed companies by facilitating transparency, mitigating risk and inspiring better corporate governance. The NASDAQ Market Intelligence Desk(R) gives senior executives an immediate, integrated and insightful source of real-time market information customized to their companies and needs.


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 (

About Dow Jones & Company

Dow Jones & Company ( is a News Corporation company (Nasdaq:NWS) (Nasdaq:NWSA) (ASX:NWS) (ASX:NWSLV) ( Dow Jones is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's and MarketWatch. Its Enterprise Media Group includes Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Dow Jones Client Solutions, Dow Jones Indexes and Dow Jones Financial Information Services. Its Local Media Group operates community-based information franchises.


CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Media Contacts: Silvia Davi 646-441-5014 Jolene Libretto 646-441-5220 Dow Jones & Company Kim Gagliardi 603-864-8873

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