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NASDAQ Welcomes Abengoa SA (NASDAQ: ABGB) to The NASDAQ Stock Market

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NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that trading of Abengoa SA (Nasdaq:ABGB), a multinational Spanish technology and engineering company, commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on October 17, 2013.

Abengoa applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing drinking water from sea water. Abengoa's business revolves around three activities: engineering and construction includes traditional engineering activities in the energy and water sectors; concession type-infrastructures and industrial production involves businesses with a high technological component such as biofuels or the development of solar technology. Abengoa focuses its growth on the creation of new technologies that contribute to sustainable development.

"Through its research and innovation, Abengoa has become one of the leading companies in the development of new technologies that contribute to sustainable development," said Adam Kostyál, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX. "Abengoa truly exemplifies the innovative nature of NASDAQ listed companies and we are thrilled to welcome them to our exchange"

Since its inception, NASDAQ OMX has consistently been the exchange of choice for the world's most progressive and innovative companies. Abengoa joins some of the world's largest technology and energy companies by listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.