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Nasdaq’s Directors Desk to Collaborate with iProtean for Integrated Training in the Healthcare Sector

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NEW YORK, February 26, 2015 – Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) today announced a unique collaboration between Directors Desk, its industry leading online board portal solution, with iProtean, an e-learning company that provides online governance education and information to non-profit hospital trustees. The collaboration will enable clients who are also iProtean subscribers, to conveniently access iProtean’s educational tools directly from Directors Desk. 

"Our new relationship with iProtean will provide our healthcare sector clients with knowledge in the area of healthcare governance and further demonstrates our commitment to helping organizations improve governance and increase efficiency and transparency,” said Adam Ross, Vice President, Governance Solutions, Nasdaq. “By aligning ourselves with iProtean, Directors Desk can offer these particular board communities dynamic, enhanced board development tools and director education resources to support their organizations.” 

The collaboration will bolster Directors Desk’s offerings by strategically integrating tools designed to equip directors and board members in the healthcare sector for better governance. The enhancement will offer interactive e-learning courses within a sophisticated learning management system, providing access to nationally renowned experts specializing in healthcare finance, governance, mission and strategy and quality. iProtean subscribers can also earn certification upon successfully completing courses. 

“To be effective, a board member needs to understand the essential elements of a wide variety of governance and healthcare issues,” says Gordon Clark, CEO, iProtean. “E-learning is an ideal way to quickly orient new board members, while at the same time help experienced board members to stay current on new developments. We give board members quick and easy access to the tools they need. The result is an educated and informed board that makes better decisions, reduces risk and creates organizational opportunities.”

Trusted by more than 40,000 users, including 1,200+ private and public companies in over 30 countries, Directors Desk is a board portal solution designed to improve board communications and effectiveness while relieving corporate executives of the paperwork and time involved in keeping boards informed.

Bringing over 50 years of combined experience in healthcare governance information and education, the iProtean leadership team understands the specific needs of hospital and health system board members. The company is committed to helping trustees make a meaningful difference in their communities. 

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 and Directors Desk. 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's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Nasdaq'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. 

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market value of over $9.1 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit http://nasdaq.com/ambition or http://business.nasdaq.com.

         NASDAQ MEDIA CONTACT:

         Ryan Wells

         1.646.581.4286

         ryan.wells@nasdaq.com

         

         IPROTEAN MEDIA CONTACT:

         Carlin Lockee

         (800) 771-9490 x2

         clockee@iprotean.com

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