Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes Markit (NASDAQ: MRKT) to The NASDAQ Stock Market

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NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of Markit (Nasdaq:MRKT), a leading global diversified financial information services company, commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on June 19, 2014.

Markit, a leading global diversified financial information services company, opened for trading on The NASDAQ Stock Market on June 19, 2014.

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Founded in 2003, Markit provides products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency in the financial markets. Customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies.

"Markit is changing the landscape of financial services through its innovative suite of products and solutions," said Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, Corporate Client Group, NASDAQ OMX. "NASDAQ is pleased to welcome successful companies such as Markit to our family of listed companies, and we look forward to supporting Markit and its shareholders for the many years to come."

By listing with NASDAQ, Markit joins many of the world's largest and most revolutionary technology companies. NASDAQ has been the exchange of choice to over 70 percent of technology companies listed in the U.S. markets.

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