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NASDAQ OMX Statement Following Markup of H.R. 3606


NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an earlier statement, NASDAQ OMX offered its unequivocal support of H.R. 3606 "Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act of 2011."

Upon the adjournment of the House Financial Services Committee meeting today, Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President of NASDAQ OMX's Global Corporate Client Group, said:

"NASDAQ OMX commends the work of the IPO Task Force and the efforts of the National Venture Capital Association in developing this well crafted legislation. We congratulate the House Financial Services Committee for favorably reporting out H.R. 3606, and we look forward to it passing the House of Representatives in the coming weeks. We hope to see this legislation is signed into law this year to improve the quality of our markets and help public companies create more jobs."


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 3,500 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. 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: NASDAQ OMX Media Contact: Joe Christinat +1 646 441 5121

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