Independent Research Firm Cites NASDAQ OMX's BWise as a Leader in New Report on GRC Platforms

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NEW YORK and DEN BOSCH, Netherlands, Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BWise, a subsidiary of NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ), announced it has been cited as a leader according to "The Forrester Wave™: Governance, Risk, And Compliance Platforms, Q1 2014." This new research, conducted by Christopher McClean, Nick Hayes, Renee Murphy with Stephanie Balaouras and Kelley Mak, Forrester, Inc. names BWise a leader from among the 19 companies selected to participate in the study.

According to the report, "For complex or especially important aspects of the organization, managing all of these risks is nearly impossible without technology, which means companies will continue to see the value that GRC platforms can bring to everything they do."

"[…] BWise's strategy is very strong in support of all GRC roles and continues to earn exceptional customer satisfaction scores," stated the report.

"In today's business world, providing the required trust for maximum business performance is founded on transparency and integrity, which makes Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) pivotal in this strategy," said Lars Ottersgård, Senior Vice President, Market Technology, NASDAQ OMX. "NASDAQ OMX is the only vendor in the marketplace with the ability to offer a comprehensive, integrated GRC solution set. We are proud to see industry-leading recognition for BWise's vision and products."

BWise is owned by NASDAQ OMX and is part of the NASDAQ OMX solutions offering for both public and private companies, to help them operate as better companies. Hundreds of organizations in virtually every industry trust the BWise® GRC Platform to track, measure, and manage their reputational and financial risks.

"We are honored to once again have been named a leader in the GRC marketplace by Forrester," said Luc Brandts, Chief Technology Officer, BWise. "We are committed to delivering industry-leading, next generation GRC solutions, particularly as we combine our GRC platform with NASDAQ OMX's premium board portal and media monitoring solutions, as well as the company's market surveillance platform for brokers, exchanges and regulators. We believe we truly have a unique offering in the international marketplace."

About BWise

BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company, is a global leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) software. Based on a strong heritage in business process management, the BWise® GRC Platform provides companies with highly-rated, proven software solutions for Risk Management, Internal Control, Internal Audit, Compliance & Policy Management, IT GRC and Sustainability Performance Management.

BWise's end-to-end solutions support an organization's ability to understand, track, measure, and manage key organizational risks. BWise helps companies truly be in control by balancing performance with their financial and reputational risks, improving corporate accountability, increasing financial, strategic and operating efficiencies. Using BWise, organizations are able to efficiently comply with anti-corruption regulations like FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, European Corporate Governance Codes, ISAE3402/SAS-70, PCI-DSS, Solvency II, Basel II and III, Dodd-Frank, ISO-standards, and many more.

BWise sales, service and support offices around the globe provide for the GRC needs of hundreds of clients, including: adidas, AEGON, Ahold, AngloGold Ashanti, Connexxion, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) of Michigan, LeapFrog, Liebherr, Marathon Oil, Southern Company, Swiss Life, and Transcontinental.

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About NASDAQ OMX                                                                                                                     

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX 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 80 marketplaces in 50 countries, and approximately 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $7 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

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 and BWise, and its 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.

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