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NASDAQ OMX To Acquire ESpeed Platform For Trading Of U.S. Treasuries

In line with NASDAQ OMX's acquisition strategy, the transaction is expected to be accretive to earnings within the first twelve months after closing, excluding transaction related costs, and to generate attractive returns on capital. NASDAQ OMX expects the transaction to close in mid- 2013, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals.

NASDAQ OMX will hold an investor conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Bob Greifeld, Lee Shavel and Eric Noll will be available for questions from shareholders following prepared remarks via the following telephone numbers:
Telephone: (877) 645-6210 (U.S.)
  (914) 495-8566 (International)
Conference ID: 31542605

All participants can access the conference via Internet webcast through the NASDAQ OMX Investor Relations website at .

An audio replay of the conference will be available after the call on the NASDAQ OMX Investor Relations website at or by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S.) or (404) 537-3406 (International); Passcode: 31542605

Additional information:

Deutsche Bank is acting as financial advisor to NASDAQ OMX.


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 24 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 99.999% 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 . Follow us on Facebook ( ) and Twitter ( ). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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 OMX's acquisition of the eSpeed platform, the benefits of the transaction, the U.S. Treasury market, the proposed financing, the implementation date of the transaction, NASDAQ OMX's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts. 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 OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX'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.

CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         Joseph Christinat
         NASDAQ OMX
         +1 646 441 5121
         Robert Madden
         NASDAQ OMX
         +1 646 441 5045
         Investor Relations Contact:
         Edward Ditmire, CFA
         NASDAQ OMX
         +1 212 401 8737

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