NEW YORK, June 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today the results of the quarterly evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX Government Relief Index (Nasdaq:QGRI), which will become effective with the market open on Monday, June 22, 2009.
Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) will be added to the Index.
The Index is designed to track the performance of U.S.-listed securities whose issuer is participating in government sponsored relief programs such as the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) or other direct government investment programs or government loans. The Index consists of securities of companies across multiple industry groups including, but not limited to, financial institutions and automobile manufactures. The NASDAQ OMX Government Relief Index is evaluated on a quarterly basis. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX Government Relief Index, including detail eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.
As a result of the evaluation, no security will be removed from the Index.
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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 http://www.nasdaqomx.com.
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