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NASDAQ OMX Market Technology Business Highlights January-July 2009


STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 26, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today reported that in the first half of 2009, five customers have successfully launched trading systems that are based on NASDAQ OMX technology. These include:

* Borsa de Valores de Colombia (BVC) - Colombian Exchange. A new cash equities trading system was delivered, making this the second system NASDAQ OMX has delivered to BVC. * Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). A new trading system was launched enabling trading of all its financial products on a single platform. Products include equities, derivatives, mutual funds and bonds. * Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM). A new commodities trading system was successfully rolled out. TOCOM is Japan's largest commodity futures exchange with more than 80 percent market share. TOCOM is NASDAQ OMX's first Japanese customer to operate a system based on its technology. * Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX). ISX launched its first electronic trading system, where NASDAQ OMX provided equities trading and clearing technology. * Swiss Exchange (SIX). Swiss Exchange (SIX) has completed its migration to a new trading platform known as 'SWXess,' based on NASDAQ OMX market technology, enabling trading of all SIX Swiss Exchange products on a single platform.

Through July 2009, a total of 28 customers have purchased services from NASDAQ OMX, including the extension of the trading technology agreement with the Polish Power Exchange, Towarowa Gielda Energii (TGE). In addition, NASDAQ OMX has formed strategic partnerships with Osaka Securities Exchange and Taiwan Futures Exchange. In March NASDAQ OMX signed a migration study agreement with Singapore Stock Exchange for their migration to the GENIUM platform.

"It is gratifying to see diverse markets across the world launching trading systems from NASDAQ OMX, reinforcing our breadth of services, flexibility and international footprint in the exchange technology space," said Lars Ottersgard, Senior Vice President NASDAQ OMX Market Technology. "We are excited to have partnered with leading exchanges in Asia, allowing us to grow our business and presence in this important and growing area. In the latter half of 2009 we look forward to launching our new commercial trading platform, GENIUM, making it available to customers all over the world."


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

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: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Media Contacts: Carl Norell +46 8 405 6639 Bethany Sherman +1 212 401 8714

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