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NASDAQ OMX Welcomes Tethys Oil to First North Premier


Stockholm, June 18, 2009 — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announces that Tethys Oil (TETY) has been approved for a move to the First North Premier segment. Companies in the First North Premier segment commit to follow the disclosure rules for the NASDAQ OMX Nordic main market, and to apply International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for accounting and financial reports. Tethys Oil shares will commence trading in the First North Premier segment at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm today June 18th. Tethys Oil is a Swedish energy company focused on identification and development for production of oil and natural gas assets in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Tethys' strategy is to invest in projects in areas with known oil and natural gas discoveries that have not been properly appraised using modern technology. Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX said, “We congratulate Tethys Oil to qualifying for the First North Premier segment. Tethys Oil is a great example of a company on First North that uses the Premier segment to prepare and gain experience before the next step - a move to our main market.” Since the launch on February 16th, a total of 23 companies have been approved for trading on First North Premier. The First North Premier segment is available on NASDAQ OMX markets in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Iceland. For more information about First North Premier visit: About First North First North is an alternative market, operated by the different exchanges within NASDAQ OMX Nordic. It gives companies greater visibility and ease of access to Northern Europe's largest pool of capital, combining the benefits of being on-market with simplicity. This means that the companies admitted to trading at First North are given the same possibilities as larger companies, but with lighter regulations. First North does not have the legal status of an EU-regulated market. Companies at First North are subject to the rules of First North and not the legal requirements for admission to trading on a regulated market. The risk in such an investment may be higher than on the main market. 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 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. - # - NASDAQ OMX CONTACTS: Carl Norell +46 8 405 6639

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