Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ: HMHC) To The NASDAQ Stock Market

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that trading of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Nasdaq:HMHC), a leading global provider of education content and solutions, commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on November 14, 2013.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (a)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a leading global provider of education content and solutions, opened for trading on The NASDAQ Stock Market on November 14, 2013.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a leading global provider of education content and solutions, opened for trading on The NASDAQ Stock Market on November 14, 2013.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) delivers content, technology, services and media to over 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide. As one of the world's largest providers of pre-K-12 education solutions and an award-winning publisher, HMH's research-based, technology-enabled content inspires millions of students, parents, teachers and lifelong learners around the world.

"HMH is delighted to celebrate our listing on NASDAQ, which marks an exciting new chapter in our Company's 180-year history," Linda Zecher, HMH's CEO, commented. "Our mission is to change people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. This listing enhances our visibility in the market so we can more effectively and broadly deliver on that mission. NASDAQ serves as a trading platform for many of world's great companies and innovators; we are honored to join these ranks as we continue to lead our industry's transformation to digital."

"HMH is an exceptional leader in the education sector, dedicated to effective learning," said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX. "HMH exemplifies the innovative spirit that drives education further. We are pleased to welcome HMH to The NASDAQ Stock Market family."

Since its foundation, NASDAQ OMX has continuously been the exchange of choice for some of the world's largest and most revolutionary companies. By listing with NASDAQ OMX, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt joins leading digital media, educational content and publishing companies including Comcast, 21st Century Fox, Viacom, News Corp, Scholastic, DirecTV and Discovery Communications.

About NASDAQ OMX Group :

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About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world's largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH's interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com. Follow HMH on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HMHCo and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HMHCo.

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

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