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Friday 02 February, 2007

NASDAQ Stock Market

New Regional Manager in Texas

NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. (The)
02 February 2007

                              For Immediate Release

            NASDAQ Announces New Regional Managing Director in Texas

  CRIS FARRELL APPOINTED TO PROVIDE SERVICES AND TRADING SUPPORT TO HOUSTON'S
                    GROWING BASE OF NASDAQ LISTED COMPANIES


Houston, Texas -The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. ('NASDAQ(R)'; NASDAQ:NDAQ)
announced today that Cris Farrell has been appointed as Managing Director of
NASDAQ's Corporate Client Group, based in Houston, Texas. As the third largest
state, both in total number of companies and market capitalization for all of
NASDAQ, the newly created position will focus on servicing local Houston-based
issuers. Ms. Farrell's key responsibilities include providing market information
to interpret trading, performance data, and an array of product and services
such as visibility platforms.


'Due to the growth of business in the Houston area and throughout Texas, NASDAQ
recognizes that clients will need more hands-on support. Given her diverse
background and close proximity to our companies in the region, Cris will play a
vital role in ensuring the highest quality service,' said Bruce Aust, Executive
Vice President, NASDAQ Corporate Client Group.


Houston is currently home to 64 NASDAQ-listed companies, which draw from a
diverse group of industries including information technology, health care,
materials, consumer, energy, industrials and financial. In addition, NASDAQ
continues to gain market share in the region, having listed 29 of the 49
Texas-based Initial Public Offerings since 2003. There are a total of 165 NASDAQ
listed companies in all of Texas.


A native Houstonian, Ms. Farrell brings 12 years of experience in the
information technology and financial services industry. She comes to NASDAQ from
a leading software company where she provided solutions around Y2k, HIPPA, and
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. She will report to NASDAQ's Central Region Vice
President, Demetrios Skalkotos.


NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200
companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day
than any other U.S. market. It 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/.


Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The matters described herein may contain forward-looking statements that are
made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. These statements may include, but are not limited to,
statements about the nature, timing and expected benefits of the hire of Robert
H. McCooey, Jr. and the NASDAQ Capital Markets Group. 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's control. These factors include, but are not limited to
factors detailed in NASDAQ'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.

Media Contacts:

Silvia Davi, NASDAQ
646.441-5014








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