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First Exchange-Traded Products Based On NASDAQ OMX Commodity Indexes Are Introduced

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), parent of the world's first electronic stock market and a leading index provider, today announced exchange-traded product (ETP) provider BOOST ETP will launch ten new exchange-traded products in the United Kingdom (UK) that are based on indexes in the NASDAQ Commodity Index Family SM. They are the first products linked to the NASDAQ Commodity Index Family.

John Jacobs, NASDAQ OMX EVP and Head of NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group, said, "The roll-out of these ETPs is a significant milestone for NASDAQ OMX's index business and our growing relationship with BOOST ETP. We look forward to continuing to support our partnership and serving the needs of investors by creating indexes that track a variety of asset classes and regions."

The following ETPs will begin trading today on the London Stock Exchange:

Boost WTI Oil 3x Leverage Daily ETP 3OIL
Boost WTI Oil 3x Short Daily ETP 3OIS
Boost Gold 3x Leverage Daily ETP 3GOL
Boost Gold 3x Short Daily ETP 3GOS
Boost Copper 3x Leverage Daily ETP 3HCL
Boost Copper 3x Short Daily ETP 3HCS
Boost Natural Gas 3x Leverage Daily ETP       3NGL
Boost Natural Gas 3x Short Daily ETP 3NGS
Boost Silver 3x Leverage Daily ETP 3SIL
Boost Silver 3x Short Daily ETP 3SIS

BOOST ETP Co-CEO Hector McNeil comments: "We selected NASDAQ's commodity indexes for these ETPs because they are well-constructed and based on objective and transparent methodology, characteristics that investors are demanding. The market for leveraged and short ETPs is growing and we will continue to collaborate with NASDAQ OMX to give investors the tools they need to potentially fulfill their investment objectives."

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