Nasdaq, Inc.
Feb 23, 2009

NASDAQ OMX Introduces a European Government Relief Index

New Benchmark Index Tracks Companies That are Participating in Relief Plans Sponsored by European Governments

STOCKHOLM, Sweden and NEW YORK, Feb 23, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today introduced the NASDAQ OMX European Government Relief Index (Nasdaq:EUGR). The index enables investors to measure the performance of European-listed securities of companies that are participating in government programs designed to recapitalize financial institutions and revitalize European credit markets.

"We believe that this index will be a useful tool to help investors tracking the various European governments' response to the global financial crisis," said, NASDAQ OMX Vice President Magdalena Hartman. "Alongside our U.S. Government Relief Index launched earlier this year, this is the only index that allows taxpayers and investors to benchmark the performance of companies participating in governmental financial relief plans."

The NASDAQ OMX European Government Relief Index consists of European companies across multiple industry groups that have received a direct investment greater than 500 million Euros from a local government. The components of the Index are selected by the NASDAQ OMX Index Committee which was created to track European government relief programs. At launch the European Government Relief index contains 21 companies.

The index is calculated in real-time across the combined exchanges and is disseminated in Euros, British Pounds, and U.S. Dollars. The index base value is 1000.0 and the base date is January 5, 2009. For more information about The NASDAQ OMX European Government Relief Index, visit

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NASDAQ OMX is a global leader in creating and licensing strategy indexes and is home to the most widely watched indexes in the world. As a premier, full-service provider, NASDAQ OMX is dedicated to designing powerful indexes that are in sync with a continually changing market environment. Utilizing the expanded coverage of our global company, NASDAQ OMX has nearly 2,000 diverse equity, commodity and fixed-income indexes in the U.S., Europe, and throughout world. In addition, our calculation, licensing and marketing support provide the tools to measure and replicate global markets. The NASDAQ OMX Index Group range of services covers the entire business process from index design to calculation and dissemination. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit

About the NASDAQ OMX Group

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX Group exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The matters described herein may 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 NASDAQ OMX Government Relief Index and 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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