NEW YORK, March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that the parties have been granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Improvements (HSR) Act of 1976 with respect to NASDAQ OMX's proposed acquisition of Thomson Reuters Investor Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia Solutions businesses. The acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2013, subject to the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. 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 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 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) About NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions is one of the leading providers in the industry with innovative products and services that power global business communications for today's forward-thinking public and private companies. The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the first exchange operator dedicated to owning and operating a core platform of products that help companies minimize risk, maximize efficiency, and increase transparency. A majority of NASDAQ-100 companies have relied on NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions products and services to enhance their corporate communications, investor relations and board support. For more information on NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions, please visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com/services/corporatesolutions/. 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 the acquisition of Thomson Reuters Investor Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia businesses and NASDAQ OMX's 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.