Stockholm, July 8, 2009 - The NASDAQ OMX Group (Nasdaq: NDAQ) today commented on the EU Commission Communication on “Ensuring efficient, safe and sound derivatives markets.” NASDAQ OMX welcomes the communication and in particular supports the European Commission's move to consider measures to ensure that CCP clearing - wherever possible - becomes the norm for OTC derivatives markets as a whole. NASDAQ OMX also welcomes the recognition of the preference for transparent trading venues. Hans-Ole Jochumsen, Executive Vice President NASDAQ OMX, commented: “As a global operator of markets, in particular in the US and Europe, NASDAQ OMX is keen to see measures that reinforce the stability of financial markets, including those dealing with OTC derivatives. We believe that it is crucial that these measures be developed in a consistent way in Europe and the US.” 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 over 3,800 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 http://www.nasdaqomx.com. 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. There can be no assurance that the FSA will give the NASDAQ OMX applicant the authorization and permissions which it seeks. - # - CONTACTS: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Anna Rasin +46 8 405 66 12 email@example.com
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