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Friday 12 January, 2007

NASDAQ Stock Market

December Market Statistics

NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. (The)
12 January 2007

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            NASDAQ ANNOUNCES DECEMBER MARKET PERFORMANCE STATISTICS

New York, N.Y. - The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ(R): NDAQ) today announced
its consolidated market performance statistics for the NASDAQ Market Center and
INET trading platforms for the month of December.

NASDAQ continued to capture a greater percentage of market share in NYSE-listed
securities. Matched market share in NYSE-listed securities increased to 14.2% in
December from 14.0% in November and 5.5% in December 2005. NASDAQ's touched
market share in NYSE-listed securities rose to 33.3% in December from 31.5% in
November and 16.1% December 2005. During December 2006, NASDAQ's average daily
total share volume in NYSE-listed securities was approximately 779 million,
compared with 839 million in November and 426 million in December 2005.

NASDAQ's total market share in NYSE-listed securities in December was 31.9%
compared with 30.8% in November and 20.7% in December 2005. Included in the
total market share figure for December is 17.7% in NYSE-listed securities
executed by broker-dealers and reported to systems operated by NASDAQ.

The table below shows NASDAQ's market share in several individual NYSE-listed
securities during December:

                                    Total Market Share    Matched Market Share

Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. (NYSE: OS)     39.6%                  32.2%
Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL)             38.7%                  18.6%
NYSE Group Inc. (NYSE: NYX)             37.4%                  18.9%
Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD)              36.1%                  17.1%
Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)       35.9%                  17.2%

For the month, NASDAQ achieved total market share of over 30% in 166 NYSE-listed
companies priced over $10 with average daily trading volume of more than 1
million shares. NASDAQ's market share in the following 25 companies was over
40%:

Reckson Associates Realty Corporation (NYSE: RA), Canetic Resources Trust (NYSE:
CNE), Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE: SLW), Pengrowth Energy Trust (NYSE: PGH),
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE: IPG), Fording Inc. (NYSE: FDG),
Symbol Technologies Inc. (NYSE: SBL), Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (NYSE:
RDA) Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE: CCU), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Fannie
Mae (NYSE:FNM), American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (NYSE: AOB),
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), Input/Output, Inc. (NYSE: IO),
Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), Sara
Lee Corporation (NYSE: SLE), Titanium Metals Corporation (NYSE: TIE), Advanced
Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD), Saks Incorporated (NYSE: SKS), Sprint Nextel
Corporation (NYSE: S),Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: PFE) Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT),
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), Equity Office Properties Trust (NYSE: EOP).

To view all 166 NYSE-listed companies, visit
http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/trader/tradingservices/marketshare/ccg_dec_2006.xls.

Total market share in NASDAQ-listed securities was 74.6% in December compared to
71.5% in November. Included in the total market share figure for December is
28.0% in NASDAQ securities executed by broker-dealers and reported to the NASD/
NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility (TRF), a facility of NASD that is operated by
NASDAQ, compared to 26.7% in November.

Matched market share in NASDAQ-listed securities in December was 46.6% compared
to 44.8% in November. NASDAQ's touched market share in NASDAQ-listed securities
in December was 50.7% compared to 49.1% the previous month.

'Total market share' in NASDAQ-listed securities is based on all share volume
reported to the consolidated tape using NASDAQ-operated systems. This includes
total share volume of NASDAQ-listed securities that are executed on The NASDAQ
Stock Market LLC, NASDAQ's recently launched national securities exchange, plus
trades reported through the NASD/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility (TRF), a
facility of NASD that is operated by NASDAQ, as a percentage of total
consolidated NASDAQ market volume. Shares routed to other market centers for
execution are not included in 'total market share.' This data is single counted.

'Total market share' in NYSE-listed securities is based on total share volume of
NYSE-listed securities that are executed on the NASDAQ Market Center and the
INET book, plus trade reported volume as a percentage of total consolidated NYSE
market volume.

Matched market share represents total share volume of NASDAQ or NYSE-listed
securities that are executed on the NASDAQ Market Center and the INET book as a
percentage of total consolidated NASDAQ or NYSE market volume.

Touched market share represents total share volume of NASDAQ or NYSE-listed
securities that are executed on the NASDAQ Market Center and the INET book, plus
volume of shares routed to other market centers for execution as a percentage of
consolidated NASDAQ or NYSE market volume.

For more information about these and other NASDAQ market performance statistics,
visit www.nasdaqtrader.com/marketshare.

NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200
companies, it lists more companies and, on average, its systems trade more
shares per day than any other U.S. market. NASDAQ is home to companies that are
leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail,
communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology.
NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more
information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at http://www.nasdaq.com or
the NASDAQ Newsroom at http://www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/.

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