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NASDAQ OMX Welcomes MQ to the Main Market


Stockholm, June 18, 2010 — NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announced that MQ Holding AB (MQ), a small cap company within the Consumer Discretionary sector, today starts trading of its shares on the main market of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. MQ is the tenth company to list on NASDAQ OMX Nordic markets in 2010, and the fourth IPO this year. To view and download pictures from today's listing ceremony please visit: MQ was founded over 50 years ago and is today one of Sweden's leading retailers of fashion brands with over 100 stores all over Sweden. MQ offers a product portfolio comprising both its own and external brands and the company's ambition is to grow its business by expanding retail space in existing stores, new store openings in Sweden and expansion into the other Nordic countries. Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX, said; “We are very pleased to welcome MQ as the fourth IPO at NASDAQ OMX in Europe this year. MQ is a well established company that will make a valuable addition to our consumers sector, which today entails many of the Nordic's leading clothing retailers and brand names.” Johan Elfner, CEO for MQ Holding AB, said; “MQ is one of Sweden's leading brand chains and we see favorable opportunities for continued growth in Sweden and further expansion in the Nordic region. A distribution of ownership and listing of the company's share are important steps in ensuring access to capital and further increasing the awareness of MQ, and I look forward to continuing to develop MQ in a listed-company environment.” 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. - # - CONTACTS: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Anna Rasin +46 8 405 66 12

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