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NASDAQ OMX Stockholders Elect Members to Board of Directors


NEW YORK, May 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shareholders elected all nominated directors at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders for The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ). Ellyn A. McColgan, an Executive Advisor at Aquiline Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm that invests in the financial services sector, is new to the board. Board members Steven D. Black, Börje E. Ekholm, Robert Greifeld, Glenn H. Hutchins, Essa Kazim, John D. Markese, Thomas F. O'Neill, James S. Riepe, Michael R. Splinter, and Lars Wedenborn were elected to their positions. All will serve one-year terms.

NASDAQ OMX shareholders also approved the following proposals:

  • Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as NASDAQ OMX's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012


  • The company's executive compensation on an advisory basis


  • A stockholder proposal for the adoption of a simple majority vote on an advisory basis

Shareholders rejected another stockholder proposal on special shareholder meetings.

Subsequent to the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors met and elected Börje E. Ekholm to serve as the interim Chairman replacing H. Furlong Baldwin, who retired from the board.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $5.1 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century.  To learn more, visit Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500).


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