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NASDAQ OMX Welcomes 34 New Derivatives Members in 2009


STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 4, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is pleased to report that in 2009 it has welcomed 34 new members for trading and clearing in Nordic derivatives. This represents an annual member increase with more than 60 percent compared to last year. A membership at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB allows access to all Nordic equities and fixed income derivatives products through one single trading platform.

Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President of NASDAQ OMX Nordic, said, "We see this large member inflow as a testimony to the strength and attractiveness of our Nordic derivatives market, the home of flagship products like OMXS30, one of Europe's most traded indexes. Since announcing our separation with EDX London many banks and brokers have opted for NASDAQ OMX as their primary market for Nordic derivatives, and we look forward to providing them with a liquid market and broad product range."

NASDAQ OMX is today the fourth largest derivatives exchange in Europe, offering trading in a wide variety of Nordic single stock-, index- and fixed income derivatives products. Among its products are OMXS30, the third most traded domestic index in Europe with more than 400 million traded derivative contracts since its start back in 1986. Since September 2009 NASDAQ OMX also offers trading in Norwegian single stock and index derivatives.

New derivatives members at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB include Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Newedge, and UBS.

Jerome Kemp, Global co-head of Futures & Options and OTC Clearing at J.P. Morgan commented, "We are looking forward to participating with our clients in the opportunities that the NASDAQ OMX market presents, both now and in the future, as they continue to expand their exciting range of products."

Amaury de Villemandy, CEO Newedge Europe & Middle East, said, "NASDAQ OMX has a long history in Nordic derivatives and is the home to many proven products. Newedge is looking forward to offering these directly to our client base."

For a complete list of NASDAQ OMX equities and derivatives members please visit:


The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) 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: NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Anna Rasin +46 8 405 66 12 Carl Norell +46 8 405 66 39

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