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NASDAQ OMX Nordic President Hans-Ole Jochumsen elected President of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges


Stockholm, November 29, 2010 — NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announces that Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President of NASDAQ OMX Nordic and Executive Vice President of NASDAQ OMX Group, has been elected President of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) for a statutory term of two years. The General Assembly of FESE unanimously elected Hans-Ole Jochumsen as President and Deirdre Somers, CEO of the Irish Stock Exchange as Vice President of the FESE, to assume office as of today. Mr Jochumsen and Ms Somers replace Spyros Capralos of the Athens Exchange and Michael Buhl, CEO of the CEE Stock Exchange Group. Hans-Ole Jochumsen said “European exchanges are currently facing crucial regulatory changes, and it is an honor to have been elected President of the FESE and have this seat throughout this important period. With an industry undergoing major transformation, I believe that it is more important than ever that the FESE continues to work with other parties in the financial industry to develop fair, transparent and open markets leading to economic growth and investor confidence. I would also like to express my deepest gratitude for the hard work of my predecessor Spyros Capralos who led the Federation over the last two challenging years.” - # - NASDAQ OMX Media contacts: Anna Rasin +46 (8) 405 66 12 About First North First North is regulated as a multilateral trading facility, operated by the different exchanges within NASDAQ OMX Nordic. It does not have the legal status as an EU-regulated market. Companies at First North are subject to the rules of First North and not the legal requirements for admission to trading on a regulated market. The risk in such an investment may be higher than on the main market. 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 more than 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 Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook ( and Twitter ( 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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