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Nomura OSE NASDAQ ETF to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell




Nomura Holdings, Inc. and Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate NEXT FUNDS NASDAQ-100® EXCHANGE TRADED FUND, which was listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd. (OSE) on August 16th.

The NEXT FUNDS NASDAQ-100 EXCHANGE TRADED FUND gives investors in Japan, which has the world's second largest economy, the ability to invest in 100 of the largest and most innovative global non-financial securities listed on NASDAQ - including Apple, Intel, Google and Microsoft.

The OSE approved the listing of the NEXT FUNDS NASDAQ-100® EXCHANGE TRADED FUND on OSE's exchange-traded fund market. Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., one of Japan's largest asset management companies and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., is the sponsor of the ETF.

In honor of the occasion, Nomura and NASDAQ OMX representatives will preside over the NASDAQ Opening Bell.


  • Mr. Naoki Matsuba, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nomura Holding, Inc.


  • Mr. Shigeru Shinohara, President and CEO, Nomura Asset Management U.S.A., Inc. 


  • John Jacobs, Executive Vice President of The NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group and Chief Marketing Officer, NASDAQ OMX


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Monday, August 23rd, 2010 at at 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET       


Peter Truell

Head of Corporate Communications

(212) 667-9971 (office)

(347) 414-2304 (mobile)

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Robert Madden

(646) 441-5045

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

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About Nomura:

Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs over 27,000 staff worldwide. Nomura's unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through three business divisions: retail, wholesale (global markets, investment banking, and other wholesale), and asset management. Nomura's subsidiaries in the US include Nomura Securities International, Inc. and Nomura Securities North America, LLC, its investment banking arms in the United States, and members of SIPC. For further information about Nomura, please visit


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 approximately 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 (


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