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Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes Splunk(R) Inc. to the NASDAQ Global Select Market(R)


NEW YORK, April 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that the trading of Splunk® Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLK) commenced on the NASDAQ Global Select Market® on Thursday, April 19, 2012 under the ticker symbol SPLK.

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Splunk® Inc. provides software which collects, indexes and analyzes the massive machine data continuously generated by the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 3,700 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in more than 75 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security risk.

"Splunk's innovative software helps organizations collect machine data, regardless of whether it was generated in physical, virtual or cloud environments. Organizations use Splunk to power their machine-generated data for application management, IT operations, cyber-security, compliance, web intelligence and business analytics," said Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "NASDAQ OMX is thrilled to welcome Splunk Inc. into our family of listed companies, and look forward to our partnership with them as they embark on their journey as a public company."

Since its inception, NASDAQ OMX® has consistently been the exchange of choice for the world's most progressive and innovative companies. Splunk joins some of the world's largest technology companies by listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market®, including Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, Google, Intel, Cisco, eBay, Baidu, Adobe, Dell, Yandex and Zynga. As of year-end 2011, NASDAQ was home to 73% of all info tech and telecom companies that list their shares on U.S. markets, and was home to the two largest tech IPOs of 2011, Yandex (Nasdaq:YNDX) and Zynga (Nasdaq:ZNGA).


The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the US and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $5.1 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular security or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Statements regarding NASDAQ-listed companies are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.


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