NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On January 30 th Google, Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOG) announced that its Board of Directors approved the distribution of Class C shares to its stockholders. NASDAQ OMX is providing the information below to clarify the effect of this distribution on Google Class A shares.
Class C shares commence trading on March 27 as GOOCV on a when issued basis Class A shares continue to trade as GOOG, with entitlement to Class C shares Class A shares will also trade on an ex-distribution basis, without entitlement to the Class C shares, as GOOAVApril 3 EX Date
The ticker for the Class A shares will change from GOOG to GOOGL The ticker for the Class C shares will change from GOOCV to GOOG and commence regular way trading The ticker for the Class A shares that traded on an ex-distribution basis – GOOAV – will be suspendedProjected Index Timeline April 3 Ex Date
Prior to market open on Thursday, April 3, 2014, Google Class C shares will be added to the pertinent NASDAQ OMX indexes. In addition, adjustments will be made to the previous closing price of the Google Class A shares, to reflect the pro rata distribution of the Class C shares.April 3 – June 20
During this time period, both Class C and Class A shares will represent Google in NASDAQ OMX Indexes that previously included the Class A shares as a constituent, including the NASDAQ-100 Index.June 23 Quarterly Rebalancing
Prior to market open on Monday, June 23, 2014, Google Class A shares will be removed from the NASDAQ OMX Indexes and Google Class C shares will become the sole security representing Google in NASDAQ OMX Indexes.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. NASDAQ OMX cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our capital return initiatives. 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, NASDAQ OMX's ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk, U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q which are available on NASDAQ OMX's website at http://www.nasdaqomx.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov . NASDAQ OMX undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. About NASDAQ OMX Group NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 80 marketplaces in 50 countries, and approximately 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $7 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com . 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 financial product or an overall investment strategy. NASDAQ OMX makes no recommendation to buy or sell any financial product nor any representation about the financial condition of any company or fund. Statements regarding NASDAQ's proprietary indexes 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. NDAQG
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