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China Financial Futures Exchange And NASDAQ OMX Sign MOU

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) and the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc (Nasdaq:NDAQ), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the World Federation of Exchanges' annual meeting to strengthen cooperation and promote mutual development. CFFEX Chairman Zhang Shenfeng and NASDAQ OMX Vice Chairman Sandy Frucher signed the MOU.

"In recent years, CFFEX has been exploring its global strategy, which includes learning from the experience of overseas markets, strengthening cooperation with them and exploring development opportunities," said Zhang Shenfeng, Chairman, CFFEX. "CFFEX and NASDAQ OMX have previously cooperated, and this new MOU can be seen as an opportunity to explore other areas of cooperation for the mutual benefit of each exchange."

According to the MOU, CFFEX and NASDAQ OMX will carry out extensive cooperation regarding technology, consultation, information sharing, staff training and explore opportunities for cooperation to promote collaborative business projects.

"We are excited to sign the MOU with CFFEX, hoping that this will strengthen the relationship between NASDAQ OMX and the China financial futures market to create more cooperation in the market," said Sandy Frucher, Vice Chairman, NASDAQ OMX. "We will continue exploring more cooperative business opportunities between CFFEX and NASDAQ OMX for ongoing mutual benefits and common development."

About China Financial Futures Exchange:

With the approval of the State Council and the authorization of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) was jointly founded by Shanghai Futures Exchange, Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange, Dalian Commodity Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange on September 8, 2006 in Shanghai. The establishment of CFFEX is of strategic significance to deepening reform of the financial market, perfecting the financial market system, and exercising the function of the financial market.

Among CFFEX's main functions include organizing and arranging the listing, trading, clearing and settlement of financial derivatives including financial futures, formulating exchange rules, carrying out self-management, releasing market trading information, and providing technology, venues and facility services. CFFEX is the only financial futures exchange in China, and its liquid CSI 300 Index Futures contract has benchmark status. To learn more please visit www.cffex.com.cn .

About 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 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 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)

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 other products and offerings. 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.

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CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Media Contact:
         Ryan Wells
         (212) 231-5541 (office)
         (646) 581-4286 (mobile)
         Ryan.Wells@NASDAQOMX.com
         
         CFFEX Media Contact:
         Zhang Peng
         zhangpeng@cffex.com.cn

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