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Wednesday 27 February, 2008

The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.

NASDAQ Completes OMX Transaction to Become The ...

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market,
Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) (NASDAQ(r)) has completed its combination with OMX
AB, creating the world's largest exchange company, The NASDAQ OMX
Group, Inc. (NASDAQ OMX Group).

NASDAQ OMX Group has operations around the world, spanning developed
and emerging markets. Its global offerings include trading across
multiple asset classes, capital formation solutions, financial
services and exchanges technology, market data products, and
financial indexes.

"NASDAQ OMX Group is a new type of exchange company. It is unique in
its ability to serve customers at multiple levels, from trading
platforms supporting multiple asset classes to listings, financial
services technology, and data and financial products," said Bob
Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer of The NASDAQ OMX Group.

As part of the transaction, NASDAQ OMX Group also became a 33 1/3%
shareholder in DIFX, Dubai's international financial exchange. As
previously announced and approved, Borse Dubai is a 19.9% shareholder
of NASDAQ OMX Group.

Greifeld added, "We are grateful for the support of OMX shareholders.
We look forward to executing on our plan that will benefit all of our
constituencies, including investors, shareholders and customers." The
NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It
delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services
across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number
one in worldwide listings among major markets. NASDAQ OMX offers
multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe,
including its U.S. listings market; the OMX Nordic Exchange,
including First North; and the 144A PORTAL Market. The company offers
trading across multiple asset classes including equities,
derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ
OMX technology supports the operations of over 60 exchanges, clearing
organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50
countries. OMX Nordic Exchange is not a legal entity but describes
the common offering from Nasdaq OMX exchanges in Helsinki,
Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more
information about NASDAQ OMX, visit

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.

Media Contacts:
Bethany Sherman
(212) 401-8714
[email protected]
Silvia Davi
(646) 441-5014
[email protected]
Jonas Rodny
+46-8-405 72 67
[email protected]
Investor Contact:
Vincent Palmiere
(301) 978-5242
[email protected]


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