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NASDAQ OMX Lists Calamos Focused Growth ETF


NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ OMX today announced that Calamos Investments listed a new exchange traded fund (ETF), Calamos Focused Growth ETF (Nasdaq:CFGE), on The NASDAQ Stock Market® (NASDAQ®). CFGE will begin trading on NASDAQ today, July 14, 2014.

"Our decision to offer an active equity ETF – particularly at this early juncture in the market's development – is right in line with our history of anticipating the needs of investors and offering innovative solutions to satisfy those needs," said John Calamos, Sr., CEO and Global Co-CIO of Calamos Investments. We believe actively managed ETFs represent an investment option whose time has come."

CFGE leverages the firm's 25-year history investing in growth companies, and features a portfolio consisting of stocks in which Calamos has the greatest confidence of sustained growth. The portfolio selection process stresses company fundamentals, including a global presence, strong revenue and earnings growth, solid returns on invested capital and lower debt-to-capital levels. The fund also utilizes active management, blending investment themes with fundamental research.

"NASDAQ OMX is a pioneer in cutting-edge Exchange Traded Product innovations, often the first to market new concepts that change the way industry develops, manages and applies products," said Dave LaValle, Head of Exchange Traded Product Listings at NASDAQ OMX. "We are thrilled to launch CFGE with our partners at Calamos, and we appreciate their confidence in choosing the NASDAQ marketplace to trade ETFs."

NASDAQ OMX operates an efficient platform for successfully introducing a product suite into one of the single largest pools of liquidity, including market participants which represent a full spectrum of investors. ETF issuers benefit from an end-to-end solution that provides ongoing product support at every level including index licensing, listings opportunities, data offerings and trading services. As a home to the world's most innovative ventures, NASDAQ OMX generates opportunities for issuers to access new markets and deliver new concepts that change the way the industry develops, manages and applies ETFs.

About Calamos Investments:

Calamos Investments is a diversified global investment firm offering innovative investment strategies including equity, fixed income, convertible and alternative investments, among others. The firm offers strategies through separately managed portfolios, mutual funds, closed-end funds, private funds and UCITS funds. Clients include major corporations, pension funds, endowments, foundations and individuals, as well as the financial advisors and consultants who serve them. Headquartered in the Chicago metropolitan area, the firm also has offices in London and New York.

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NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit

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 and its 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.

The Calamos Focus Growth ETF has not been passed on by NASDAQ OMX as to its legality or suitability, and it is not issued or sold by NASDAQ OMX. NASDAQ OMX MAKES NO WARRANTIES AND BEARS NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE CALAMOS FOCUS GROWTH ETF.

Nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice from NASDAQ OMX, either on behalf of a particular financial product or an overall investment strategy. NASDAQ OMX makes no recommendation to buy or sell any financial product or any representation about the financial condition of any company or fund. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate financial products before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.


CONTACT: Calamos Investments Media Contact: Jennifer McGuffin +1 (630) 245 1780 NASDAQ OMX Media Contact: Alexa Sugrue +1 (212) 231 5552

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