NASDAQ OMX Named Best Data Center Provider to the Sell Side

Water Magazine Sell-Side Technology Awards 2014 Selects NASDAQ OMX as 'Best Data Center Provider to the Sell Side'

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| Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) was recently named winner of 'Best Data Center Provider to the Sell Side' by Waters Magazine's second annual Sell-Side Technology Awards. NASDAQ OMX received the award for the NASDAQ OMX Data Center, which provides market participants with access to the most liquid electronic exchanges and over-the-counter platforms for trading in virtually every access class.

"It is an honor to be recognized for the NASDAQ OMX Data Center as we offer the sell-side community a state-of-the-art facility and an unparalleled trading experience for equities, derivatives and more asset classes as we grow our footprint in the fixed income, currencies and commodities arena," said Hans-Ole Jochumsen, Executive Vice President of Global Market Services at NASDAQ OMX. "I'm proud of our team which has developed an ecosystem that is not only functionally complete but also demonstrates operational resiliency to maintain continuous markets."

The award highlights the exchange group's Global Market Services business, particularly the Access Services division, which provides sell-side customers with fair access to exchange connectivity and co-location services, operational resiliency through disaster recovery, redundancy and other critical market functions.

The NASDAQ OMX Data Center is a leading liquidity center and one of the largest trading hubs for market participants across the world. It hosts markets across various asset classes and provides access to all major industry market data feeds, multiple telecommunications providers and leading financial technology and services. NASDAQ OMX's transparent approach to data center management and its use of leading edge infrastructure, including an independent solution for operational performance monitoring, offers an equal experience for all investors.

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 the NASDAQ OMX Data Center and NASDAQ OMX's other 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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