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Semi-Annual Review of NASDAQ OMX Russia 15 Index

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 12, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the results of the semi-annual review of the NASDAQ OMX Russia 15 Index (Nasdaq:NORUX15), which will become effective with the market open on Monday, March 22, 2010.

As a result of the review, OJSC MAGNIT will replace OJSC POLYUS GOLD in the NORUX15 index.

The NASDAQ OMX Russia 15 Index consists of the 15 largest and most traded Russian Depository Receipts listed on the London Stock Exchange International Order Book, providing investors with an attractive tool for exposure to the Russian market. The index acts as an underlying benchmark for NORUX15 derivatives and is suitable for exchange-traded funds, structured products and other index funds.

The index is reviewed on a semi-annual basis in March and September. Changes as a result of the review are effective after the market close on the third Friday in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX Russia 15 Index, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/Data.aspx?IndexSymbol=NORUX15.  

Effective March 22, 2010, the NASDAQ OMX Russia 15 Index will consist of:

Evraz Group S.A.

JSC RushHydro

JSC Uralkali

JSC VTB Bank

LUKOIL (OAO)

MMC Norilsk Nickel

OAO Gazprom

OAO NOVATEK

OAO Severstal

OAO Tatneft

OJSC Magnit

OJSC Novolipetsk Steel

OJSC OC Rosneft

Sistema JSFC

Surgutneftegaz

About NASDAQ OMX Index Products

NASDAQ OMX is a global leader in creating and licensing strategy indexes and is home to the most widely watched indexes in the world. As a premier, full-service provider, NASDAQ OMX is dedicated to designing powerful indexes that are in sync with a continually changing market environment. Utilizing the expanded coverage of our global company, NASDAQ OMX has nearly 1,500 diverse equity, commodity and fixed-income indexes in the U.S., Europe, and throughout the world. In addition, our calculation, licensing and marketing support provide the tools to measure and replicate global markets. The NASDAQ OMX Index Group range of services covers the entire business process from index design to calculation and dissemination. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

About NASDAQ OMX

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 3,700 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. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

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 OMX's products and offerings. 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 OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX'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. There can be no assurance that the FSA will give the NASDAQ OMX applicant the authorization and permissions which it seeks.

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CONTACT: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Media Contact: Anna Rasin +46 8 405 66 12

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