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Semi-Annual Changes to the NASDAQ Global Index Family

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the completion of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ Global Index Family (Nasdaq:NQGI), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, September 22, 2014.

The Global Index Family provides a transparent, rules-based benchmark for institutional investors. This family is specifically designed to meet the needs of institutions that are facing continued demands to track the global equity market.

At each semi-annual evaluation, new Indexes will be launched that now have at least five Index Securities. As a result of this semi-annual evaluation, 234 new indexes will be launched. A complete list of the new NASDAQ Global Indexes is available on the NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch website.

The comprehensive NASDAQ Global Index Family consists of more than 40,000 Indexes, categorized by market segment, region, country, size and sector, and includes 45 countries designated as Developed and Emerging Markets, as well as the NASDAQ US All Market Index Family.

The NASDAQ Global Index Family covers approximately 9,000 large-, mid- and small-cap securities, weighted according to their free float adjusted market capitalization. The Global Index Family does not overlap, which means individual securities are assigned to only one country, one size segment and one sector. The top level Indexes have been created by aggregating each country, each size segment, each sector or the combination. All Indexes are calculated as Price Return, Total Return and Net Total Return, and are available in up to seven currencies.

About NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes

NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading, transparent indexes since 1971. Today, our index offering spans geographies and asset classes and includes diverse families such as the Dividend Achievers, Global, Nordic, Green Economy, Sharia and Commodity Indexes. We continuously offer new opportunities for financial product sponsors across a wide-spectrum of investable products and for asset managers to measure risk and performance. NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes also provides custom index services and design solutions to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes, visit indexes.nasdaqomx.com.

Daily index values, weightings and historical data for NASDAQ OMX indexes are available via NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch and NASDAQ OMX Global Index Data Service.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular financial product or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any financial product or any representation about the financial condition of any company or fund. Statements regarding NASDAQ's proprietary indexes are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

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CONTACT: Media Contacts: Joseph Christinat, NASDAQ OMX +1.646.441.5121 Joseph.christinat@nasdaqomx.com Josh Machiz, NASDAQ OMX +1.212.231.5614 Joshua.machiz@nasdaqomx.com Issuer & Investor Contact: Natasha Selzer, NASDAQ OMX +1.301.978.8623

Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.