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Trading Technologies to Connect to Nasdaq Energy Futures

Software Provider's Link to Nasdaq Futures Platform as a Preferred Vendor Will Provide Traders More Choices for Futures and Options Based on Key Energy Benchmarks

Expands Access across Nasdaq's Global Commodities and Fixed Income Trading Platforms

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a global provider of high-performance professional trading software, and Nasdaq today announced that TT will introduce connectivity to Nasdaq Futures (NFX), the exchange group's U.S.-based designated contract market (DCM), on day-one of trading through both its TT and X_TRADER® platforms. Through NFX, Nasdaq will expand its commodities business with futures and options on key energy benchmarks including oil, natural gas and U.S. power, which will launch in 2015.

The TT connection to NFX will provide the trading community with more choices for investing in energy derivatives, improving price discovery and providing deeper liquidity. The new link to NFX will give all TT customers across the globe ease of use to tap Nasdaq's leading markets and trade complex strategies across a range of assets, including energy and freight derivatives, European interest rate derivatives, equity and index futures and options, U.S. Treasury Securities and U.S. Treasury Futures products.

"We are happy to partner with Nasdaq as a preferred vendor in the launch of this new exchange. We have a large base of customers already utilizing our software to access and trade the energy markets, including many of the most well-known commercial energy firms. We expect our users will find the Nasdaq Futures offering to be very compelling, and we look forward to providing them with direct access to NFX," said Rick Lane, CEO of TT.

TT customers will be able to enter and manage trades on NFX using both the TT and X_TRADER platforms, including all application programming interfaces (APIs) as well as the TTNET™ hosting service and MultiBroker solution. With Autospreader®, users will have the option to easily spread NFX-listed products against products listed on other exchanges. Customers also will be able to use cross-market aggregation in both platforms to view aggregated energy markets across multiple exchanges and route orders from the aggregated view based on predefined order-routing rules and configurations.

With the NFX, TT continues to expand its offering to provide access to 42 markets, including Nasdaq's European commodities markets, Nasdaq NLX and Nasdaq eSpeed.

"Our connection to TT will provide global energy market participants not only tools to execute their strategies but also the ability to hedge in a more cost efficient manner with access to our suite of energy benchmark products," said Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President of Nasdaq. "TT's relationship with Nasdaq spans our markets across the globe, and we will now offer the trading community additional choices and trading opportunities for strategies across key assets."

Nasdaq's Global Commodities business offers trading and clearing solutions for various related assets including power, natural gas and carbon emission markets, tanker and dry cargo freight, fuel oil, seafood derivatives, iron ore, electricity certificates and clearing services. With market makers, liquidity providers and competitive fees, Nasdaq provides a liquid, transparent and efficient marketplace which appeals to all types of trading entities.

About Trading Technologies:

Trading Technologies (http://www.tradingtechnologies.com, @Trading_Tech) develops and delivers professional trading software for a wide variety of users including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, and commercial hedgers and risk managers. TT provides access to 42 major international exchanges and liquidity platforms. Its new next-generation trading platform, TT, uses the software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model to give users a fast, reliable, mobile solution that represents what's next in the world of trading and technology.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, 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 $9.1 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit http://nasdaq.com/ambition or http://business.nasdaq.com.

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CONTACT: Trading Technologies Media Contact: Drew Mauck, 3Points Communications +1 773 203-5456 (mobile) drew@3ptscomm.com Nasdaq Media Contact: Robert Madden +1 347 740 0191 (mobile) Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com

Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.; Trading Technologies