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Nasdaq Welcomes Virtu Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIRT) to The Nasdaq Stock Market

NEW YORK, April 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of Virtu Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq:VIRT) commenced on The Nasdaq Stock Market on April 16, 2015.

Virtu is a technology-enabled market maker and liquidity provider to the global financial markets. Virtu provides quotations to buyers and sellers in more than 11,000 securities and other financial instruments on more than 225 exchanges, markets and liquidity pools in 34 countries. Virtu's corporate headquarters is located in New York with trade floors and development groups in North America, Europe and Asia.

“Since its founding, Virtu has been dedicated to developing a cutting edge trading platform through innovative proprietary technology for each stage of a trade from execution to post-trade processing,” said Bob Greifeld, CEO of Nasdaq. “We congratulate Virtu on its successful initial public offering and we look forward to celebrating many more milestones with the team and their shareholders in the future.”

By listing with Nasdaq, Virtu joins many of the world’s largest and most revolutionary companies. Year-to-date over 50 percent of financial companies listed on the U.S. markets have listed on Nasdaq. In 2014 Nasdaq was the exchange of choice to over 60 percent of financial companies that listed on the U.S. markets.

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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 approximately $9.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

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Media Relations Contacts: Will Briganti (646) 441-5012 william.briganti@nasdaq.com Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaq.com

Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.