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NASDAQ OMX Launches Genium INET Web Trade, a Web Based Trading Application With Pre-Trade Limits


LYSAKER, Norway, March 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the launch of Genium INET Web Trade, a new web based trading application.

Genium INET Web Trade provides members and customers with a user friendly and quickly implemented trading application. The first of NASDAQ OMX's markets to offer Genium INET Web Trade is NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe, the power and carbon derivatives exchange.

Genium INET Web Trade features pre-trade limit functionality which gives general clearing members (GCMs) and direct members a tool box for managing traders' market exposure. The application comes with a sophisticated administration tool which allows members to define trading accounts, trader rights and pre-trade limits.

Geir Reigstad, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Commodities, said: "Genium INET Web Trade provides quick and reliable access to our markets. As the new application is web-based, the time to market for traders wishing to trade NASDAQ OMX Commodities products is drastically reduced. With a steadily increasing demand for access to the power and carbon products we offer, Genium INET Web Trade will allow us to grow our distribution at an increased pace."

The new trading application is developed as an alternative to participants who do not already deploy other trading applications from independent software vendors.


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 approximately 3,600 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.

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About NASDAQ OMX Commodities

NASDAQ OMX Commodities is the brand name for the NASDAQ OMX Group's worldwide suite of commodity related products and services. The NASDAQ OMX Commodities offerings include power, natural gas and carbon emission markets and clearing services. NASDAQ OMX Commodities is a trademark of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe is the trade name of NASDAQ OMX Oslo ASA, which is authorized as a commodity derivatives exchange by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and supervised by the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority.

All trades with NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe are subject to clearing with NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB, which is authorized and supervised as a multi-asset clearinghouse by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority in Sweden, as well as authorized to conduct clearing operation in Norway by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance.

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NASDAQ OMX's 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 Commodities Trine Riccardi + 47 9574 7497 Corporate Communications

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