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Nasdaq's Directors Desk Expands Presence in Canadian Market


NEW YORK, June 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced the expansion of their Directors Desk corporate governance offering, one of the world leaders in electronic board portal workflow and content delivery, into Canada via the establishment of two new data centers in Ontario. This will enable Nasdaq to more effectively service clients, and similar to the existing data centers in the U.S. and Sweden, the Canadian servers will be audited against SSAE 16 level II standards.

"We are proud to expand our presence in Canada to provide corporate secretaries in the region a collaborative solution to improve efficiencies around the governance process," said Adam Ross, Vice President and Head of Governance Solutions, Nasdaq. "With stepped-up pressure on Canadian Companies and far greater visibility, boards are actively seeking ways to improve their performance and effectiveness."

In addition, Directors Desk has signed on as a sponsor of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries and will be present at a number of events throughout the year. Nasdaq and Directors Desk representatives will present at these events on various topics such as cyber security and the role of the corporate secretary.

A digital productivity suite, Directors Desk streamlines board workflow and communications, allowing corporate secretaries, executives and board members to redirect their energy to developing strategies to take their organization to the next level. More than just a board portal, Directors Desk's document repository is a fully hosted platform that can be used as a document and file management system, with advanced digital rights management for varying levels of access.

Directors Desk simplifies the sharing of mission-critical information via the web or tablet apps, making meetings anywhere more productive with instant collaboration capabilities. The solution provides board communications, collaboration, governance and risk management services to over 40,000 users in 40 countries worldwide.


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 $9.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit or


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