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NASDAQ Leads U.S. Exchanges for IPOs in Third Quarter of 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced it welcomed 76 new listings in the third quarter of 2014, including 41 initial public offerings (IPOs), on The NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ), to bring its total IPO count to 140 for 2014. This represents more IPOs than any other U.S. exchange and an 8 percent increase in listings compared to the same quarter last year. The combined proceeds raised by NASDAQ's IPOs year-to-date is approximately $16.7 billion.

"This continues to be a record year for NASDAQ listings," said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President of listings at NASDAQ OMX. "We've reached several important milestones so far, including surpassing both the 100 IPO mark and our 2013 IPO total of 126 IPOs. Our ability to attract a diverse range of growth sectors was evident as we welcomed 41 IPOs, which is a testament to the resiliency and success of our capital markets."

NASDAQ THIRD QUARTER 2014 LISTING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Approximately 62 percent of all U.S. IPOs occurred on NASDAQ.
  • Over 50 percent of technology IPOs and 90 percent of healthcare IPOs.
  • Transfer of Office Depot, Inc.'s common stock listing to NASDAQ from competitor's exchange.
  • European listings in the U.S. on NASDAQ increased 100 percent during the quarter vs. 2013.
  • NASDAQ's technology IPOs in 2014 are up an average of 31 percent from their offer price to date.
  • 89 percent of venture capital-backed IPOs and private-equity backed listings occurred on NASDAQ.

THIRD QUARTER 2014
TOTAL NEW LISTINGS (July 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014)* 76
Initial Public Offerings** 41
Upgrades from Over-the-Counter 16
ETF, Structured Products, Reverse Mergers & Other Listings 16
Transfers to NASDAQ from Competing Exchanges 3

*Data source: NASDAQ, FactSet, EDGAR Online

**Includes the following capital raising events in the U.S. as priced between July 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014: IPO, REIT, SPAC, BDC, Foreign Exchange Dual Listing, Best Effort and Spin-offs

NASDAQ OMX NORDIC THIRD QUARTER 2014 LISTING HIGHLIGHTS

(Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, incl. First North)

"In the third quarter, we exceeded 50 listings for the year and continue to see plenty of appetite for the public markets, both on our Nordic main markets and on First North," said Adam Kostyál, Senior Vice President of European listings at NASDAQ OMX. "From a European perspective the Nordic market has been one of the most active thus far in 2014, only behind LSE in terms of number of IPOs. As the Nordic listings pipeline is filling up, we're preparing for what is likely to be a strong Q4 with companies from a wide range of sectors coming to market."

  • Q3 Listings at NASDAQ OMX Nordic markets:
    • 9 Listings* (3 Main Market + 6 First North)
    • 6 IPOs** (1 Main Market + 5 First North)
    • Largest IPO of the quarter: Inwido 355.3M USD
  • Year to date (Jan-Sept) Listings at NASDAQ OMX Nordic markets:
    • 51 Listings* (20 Main Market + 31 First North)
    • 36 IPOs** (12 Main Market + 24 First North)
    • 150 percent year-on-year increase in number of Listings*
    • IPO proceeds approximately $5.05 billion USD

*Listings – incl. switches and secondary listings.

**IPOs – excl. switches and secondary listings, incl. spinoffs.

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.

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 listings business and other businesses, 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.

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CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Media Relations Contacts: Will Briganti +1.646.441.5012 William.Briganti@NASDAQOMX.com Linda Recupero +1.212.231.5534 Linda.Recupero@NASDAQOMX.com

Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.