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Nasdaq Lists The Recon Capital DAX Germany ETF

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq today announced that Recon Capital will list a new exchange traded fund, The Recon Capital DAX Germany ETF (Symbol: DAX), on The Nasdaq Stock Market. DAX will begin trading on Nasdaq Thursday, October 23, 2014.

"We are giving U.S. investors access to one of Europe's largest and strongest economies on a premier exchange, The Nasdaq Stock Market, with The Recon Capital DAX Germany ETF. The German economy, and equity market, have proved to be comparably robust against its European counterparts and continue to pave the way in Europe," said Garrett Paolella, CEO of Recon Capital. "Recon Capital focuses on using its investment expertise and operational infrastructures to deliver market-driven, value-added products that meet the evolving needs of global investors."

The DAX Index tracks the segment of the largest and most important companies – known as blue chips – on the German equities market. It contains the shares of the 30 largest and most liquid companies admitted to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FWB). The exchange listed portion of the German equity market is concentrated around just a few highly capitalized global players. The largest 30 German stocks cover about 80% of the capitalization of the entire German prime standard.

"As home to some of the world's most innovative ventures, Nasdaq generates opportunities for issuers to access new markets and deliver original concepts that change the way the industry develops, manages and applies ETFs," said Walt Smith, Vice President, Head of U.S. Equities at Nasdaq. "We are thrilled to list DAX with our partners at Recon Capital and appreciate their confidence in choosing The Nasdaq Stock Market to list and trade ETFs."

Nasdaq operates an efficient platform for successfully introducing a product suite into one of the single largest pools of liquidity, including market participants which represent a full spectrum of investors. ETF issuers benefit from an end-to-end solution that provides ongoing product support including index licensing, listings opportunities, data offerings and trading services. As the home to some of the world's most innovative ventures, Nasdaq generates opportunities for issuers to access new markets and deliver new concepts that change the way the industry develops, manages and applies ETFs.

About Recon Capital:

Recon Capital's focuses on bringing innovative, efficient and niche products to the exchange traded fund universe. Recon Capital Partners, LLC is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser headquartered in Greenwich, CT. providing investment solutions for institutional investors, financial professionals, and individual investors. The firm's strategies provide investors with transparency, diversification, risk mitigation, low-correlation and liquidity.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (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 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 is home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market value of over $8.8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaq.com/ambition or www.nasdaqomx.com.

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CONTACT: Recon Capital Media Contact: Kevin Kelly +1 (203) 900-1400 (direct) kkelly@reconfunds.com Nasdaq Media Contact: Alexa Sugrue +1 (212) 231-5552 (office) +1 (646) 577-3157 (mobile) Alexa.Sugrue@nasdaq.com

Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.