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Canadian Securities Exchange to Bring Nasdaq's Corporate Solutions to Issuers

NEW YORK and TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced a new partnership with the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) in Toronto, to further its commitment to providing value-add Corporate Solutions offerings for listed companies in Canada. The strategic partnership will offer CSE's issuers the full suite of Nasdaq's market-leading Corporate Solutions products including investor services and targeting, public relations and governance solutions.

"Our solutions are built to empower companies to better inform and manage relationships with their investors, their boards and the general public," said Paul McKeown, Senior Vice President, Corporate Solutions, Nasdaq. "This new partnership with CSE will bring our solutions and services to many new public companies listed with CSE, and expand our already significant presence in the Canadian market."

CSE issuers will now have potential access to the Corporate Solutions suite of products including the Investor Relations desktop and mobile platforms, Advisory Services, Directors Desk and the GlobeNewswire press release distribution service. In addition to this new agreement, CSE has been a market technology customer of Nasdaq for over 10 years, operating on the X-stream trading platform.

"We are proud to be offering our listed companies some of the finest corporate services and solutions on the market through this new relationship with Nasdaq," said Robert Cook, Senior Vice President, Market Development, Canadian Securities Exchange. "The CSE cannot emphasize enough the importance of communicating seamlessly and frequently with your key stakeholders while practicing good governance. We feel these offerings will strengthen our issuers and help them achieve their business goals."

Nasdaq's technology solutions are used by over 10,000 customers in 60 countries, consisting of public and private entities, exchanges, regulators and broker-dealers, and power over 100 marketplaces worldwide.

About The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE):

The Canadian Securities Exchange is the only exchange providing trading and market information services for all securities listed in Canada. Recognized as an exchange by the Ontario Securities Commission in 2004, the CSE is designed to facilitate the capital formation process for public companies through a streamlined approach to company regulation that emphasizes disclosure and the provision of efficient secondary market trading services for investors. The exchange is home to more than 250 issues covering a broad range of industry sectors.

For more information please visit www.thecse.com and our blog at http://blog.thecse.com/.

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 http://business.nasdaq.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 and its 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's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Nasdaq'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 MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Wells 1.646.581.4286 ryan.wells@nasdaq.com CSE MEDIA CONTACT: Richard Carleton 1.416.367.7360 richard.carleton@thecse.com

Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.