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SMARTS Regional Client Summit to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Oct. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

SMARTS Regional Client Summit, a gathering of SMARTS market surveillance community, which encompasses over 40 exchanges and regulators globally and over 70 broker-dealers and investment banks across 65 markets, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Anna Ewing, EVP and CIO at NASDAQ OMX will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Ryan Wells

(212) 231-5541

ryan.wells@nasdaqomx.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West

18 mhz Lower

DL 3811 Vertical

FEC 3/4

SR 13.235

DR 18.295411

MOD 4:2:0

DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About SMARTS:

Proven in the world's fastest and largest markets, SMARTS market surveillance and compliance solutions from NASDAQ OMX are the industry benchmark for the global exchange, regulator and broker community. Acquired by NASDAQ OMX in July 2010, SMARTS has over 15 years experience and is installed in more than 40 national exchanges and regulators and over 70 market participants across 60 markets. SMARTS solutions are backed by a team of unrivalled financial and technology professionals who have in-depth understanding and insight into market surveillance, supervision and compliance and understand the complex issues associated with maintaining market integrity. The NASDAQ OMX team is comprised of true industry practitioners who have in-depth and practical knowledge of surveillance and monitoring at the exchange, regulator and broker level.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 25 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.