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NASDAQ OMX Named to Fortune Magazine's List of 100 Fastest Growing Companies


NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that it was named to Fortune Magazine's annual list of 100 Fastest Growing Companies, published in its August 31, 2009 issue. NASDAQ OMX was one of only six financial services companies to make the list and was ranked 42nd. Of the six financial services companies to make the list, NASDAQ OMX had the highest growth in earnings per share at 67% over 3 years.

Companies qualifying for the Fortune list must trade on a major U.S. stock exchange and meet a variety of criteria including: a minimum market capitalization of $250 million; revenue and net income for the four quarters ended on or before April 30, 2009, of at least $50 million and $10 million, respectively; and compound annual growth in revenue and earnings per share of at least 20% annually over the three years ended April 30, 2009. Companies are then ranked by their revenue growth rate, their EPS growth rate and their three-year annualized total return to investors for the period ended June 30, 2009. The overall rank is based on the sum of the three ranks.


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 The NASDAQ Stock Market and NASDAQ OMX Group's other 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 Group's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX Group'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: Bethany Sherman +1.212-401-8714 Silvia Davi +1.646-441-5014 Investor Relations Contact: Vincent Palmiere +1.301-978-5242

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