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NASDAQ OMX Launches INET Trading System Across Its Seven Markets in the Nordics and Baltics

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) reports today that it successfully rolled out the INET trading system in all seven of its equities markets in the Nordics (Copenhagen, Helsinki, Iceland and Stockholm) and the Baltics (Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius). 

The INET trading platform is currently operating the NASDAQ Stock Market in U.S. and the company's London-based MTF, NASDAQ OMX Europe, and as of today will be utilized in all NASDAQ OMX equities markets across the world.

Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President NASDAQ OMX Nordic said, "This trading system shift is one of the biggest infrastructural changes in the history of the Nordic and Baltic equities markets.  With INET in place we can offer investors access to the world's fastest and most scalable trading system. This will allow us to grow volumes and liquidity, which benefits all investors and ultimately the regional economies. It will enable us as an exchange and the Nordics and Baltic regions to better compete in Europe's increasingly competitive trading environment."

NASDAQ OMX's INET technology is the most efficient and scalable trading platform in the world, with microsecond speeds, and high reliability and capacity. The INET system is capable of handling one million messages per second at sub-250 microsecond average speeds, the fastest of any exchange or alternative trading system in the world. INET also serves as the backbone for GENIUM, NASDAQ OMX's commercial exchange technology offering.

Anna Ewing, CIO at NASDAQ OMX commented, "Combining all our exchanges on a single trading platform was one of the key goals when we merged, and now we are able to fully leverage significant economies of scale. Moving our seven exchanges to one platform in a single roll-out is an accomplishment that is unrivaled in the exchange space, and we are delighted to now be able to offer this world-leading technology on our Nordic and Baltic markets."

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 approximately 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 http://www.nasdaqomx.com.

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.

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CONTACT: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Media Contacts: Anna Rasin +46 8 405 6612 anna.rasin@nasdaqomx.com Carl Norell +46 8 405 6639 carl.norell@nasdaqomx.com Bethany Sherman +1 212 401 8714 bethany.sherman@nasdaqomx.com

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