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NASDAQ Welcomes Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NDAQ: SFM) To The NASDAQ Stock Market

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that trading of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:SFM) commenced on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Sprouts Farmers Market, listed under the ticker symbol SFM, is a high-growth specialty retailer of natural and organic foods focusing on health and wellness at great value.

Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, baked foods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items catering to consumers' growing interest in health and wellness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Sprouts employs more than 13,000 team members and operates more than 160 stores throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Oklahoma and Texas.

"Sprouts Farmers Market has the right combination of health, selection, value and service that makes healthy eating easy, understandable and affordable," said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX. "We congratulate Sprouts Farmers Market on their initial public offering and look forward to a continuing partnership with the company and its shareholders."

Sprouts Farmers Market joins the ranks of leading, household food retailers such as Fairway Market, The Fresh Market, Village Super Market and Whole Foods Market that call NASDAQ home.

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 26 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 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)

The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular security or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Statements regarding NASDAQ-listed companies are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

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CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Media Contact:
         Christine Barna
         (646) 441-5310
         Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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