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NASDAQ OMX lifts suspension of HQ Bank AB as a trading and clearing member

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Stockholm, September 4, 2010 - Following a request by the liquidator of HQ Bank as well as new information regarding the status of the bank, NASDAQ OMX has decided to lift its suspension of HQ Bank as an equity trading member with NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen as of Monday, September 6, 2010. The suspension of HQ Bank as a clearing member with NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB is also revoked as of Monday, September 6, 2010. A decision about HQ Bank's trading membership with NASDAQ OMX Helsinki is expected during the weekend. 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 3,600 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. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. - # - CONTACTS: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Anna Rasin +46 8 405 66 12 anna.rasin@nasdaqomx.com

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