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NASDAQ OMX to Acquire Thomson Reuters Investor Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia Solutions Businesses



NASDAQ OMX to Acquire Thomson Reuters Investor Relations, Public Relations and
Multimedia Solutions Businesses

Advances Strategy to Create a Comprehensive Portfolio of Products and Services
 That Delivers Critical Market Intelligence and Communications Solutions for
                                   Clients

  Accretive to EPS Within the First 12 Months, Excluding Transaction-Related
                                    Costs

              Expected to Deliver Attractive Returns on Capital

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with
Thomson Reuters to acquire the Investor Relations, Public Relations and
Multimedia Solutions businesses, which provide insight, analytics and
communications solutions to more than 7,000 clients worldwide. Upon completion
of the transaction, these complementary businesses will be integrated into
NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions. The combination would create a global
corporate services portfolio, with more diversified and comprehensive
offerings to sell to NASDAQ OMX's listing and corporate clients. NASDAQ OMX
expects the acquisition, once completed, to be accretive to earnings within
the first 12 months, excluding transaction-related costs, and to generate
attractive returns on capital.

NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions helps public and private companies and
organizations minimize risk, maximize efficiency and increase transparency
with a fully integrated, comprehensive suite of products and services that
delivers market intelligence and improves communications effectiveness with
key constituencies.

"In one acquisition, we accelerate and achieve our Corporate Solutions
long-term objectives, while maintaining our balanced strategy of delivering
value to shareholders," said Bob Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer, NASDAQ
OMX. "The combination of these two successful companies represents a distinct
opportunity to create a truly unique client experience through premier content
and best in class platforms. We will bring the assets, talent and technology
together to continue to deliver a strong customer-centric value proposition to
over 7,000 new clients in over 60 countries."

"We believe that NASDAQ OMX is the ideal fit for our Investor Relations,
Public Relations and Multimedia Solutions businesses," said Michael Cotter,
Global Managing Director of Corporate Services, Thomson Reuters. "NASDAQ OMX
is strategically aligned with our business and their complementary offerings
present a great opportunity to leverage our combined experience, best
practices and capabilities to deliver one of the industry's most comprehensive
and innovative suites of solutions to IR, PR and communications professionals
around the world."

Strong Strategic Fit

NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions intends to integrate Thomson Reuters
complementary Investor Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia Solutions
with its existing business to create best of breed products, technologies and
service model for clients. As a result of the combination, NASDAQ OMX will
become one of the leading providers of investor relations solutions and will
add robust public relations and webcasting platforms, enabling the Company to
better serve the combined client base. Additionally, following the close,
Corporate Solutions customers will have access to high-value investor
relations data, including First Call and StreetEvents, through an exclusive
relationship with Thomson Reuters.

NASDAQ OMX expects the acquisition will add to its non-transaction revenue
base, which already stands at over 70 percent of the Company's total
revenues. The acquisition will further support the Company's efforts to
deliver consistent and stable returns to shareholders and further build
Corporate Solutions revenues from outside the U.S. Upon closing, the
transaction is expected to be accretive to earnings within the first 12
months, excluding transaction-related costs.

The clients of Thomson Reuters Investor Relations, Public Relations and
Multimedia Solutions businesses rely on the company's desktop, mobile,
advisory and multimedia solutions to monitor markets and peers, prioritize
their outreach, reach and engage target audiences and measure the impact of
their programs. The primary offerings include:

Investor Relations Services:

  * Provides products that facilitate shareholder analysis and communication
  * Includes IR desktop (ThomsonONE IR), IR advisory services (high-touch,
    tailored IR intelligence services) and IR website hosting
  * Generates high proportion of subscription-based revenue

Public Relations Services:

  * Provides web-enabled tools to identify media targets and influencers,
    communicate with target audiences and monitor media coverage
  * Includes a self-service press release platform, media contacts database,
    media monitoring and analytics tools
  * Includes the largest research team in the industry to provide custom media
    analysis and measurement services
  * Generates high proportion of subscription-based revenue

Multimedia Solutions:

  * Delivers products and services allowing customers to create/publish
    webcasts, webinars, video presentations and other content
  * Delivers over 18,000 webcasts and online videos per year
  * Provides a single global platform for multimedia communications in local
    languages, supported by service teams experienced in local best practices

Proposed Acquisition Details

NASDAQ OMX has made a binding offer to acquire Thomson Reuters Investor
Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia Solutions businesses for $390
million in cash. Thomson Reuters and NASDAQ OMX will begin the information and
consultation process with respect to this proposed transaction with all
relevant works councils, unions and employee representatives. Upon completion
of the employee information and consultation process, NASDAQ OMX expects
Thomson Reuters to enter into a definitive purchase and sale agreement in
respect of the proposed acquisition. The proposed transaction will also be
subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the
first half of 2013. Until the closing of the transaction, NASDAQ OMX and these
Thomson Reuters businesses will continue to operate as independent companies
and will remain committed to providing superior service to create value for
their customers.

For additional information regarding this transaction, please visit NASDAQ
OMX's dedicated website at http://csdeal.nasdaqomx.com.

NASDAQ OMX will hold an investor conference call today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern
Time. Bob Greifeld, Lee Shavel, Bruce Aust and Demetrios N. Skalkotos will be
available for questions from shareholders following prepared remarks via the
following telephone numbers:

Telephone:     (877) 645-6210 (U.S.)
               (914) 495-8566 (International)
                
Conference ID: 80121091

All participants can access the conference via Internet webcast through the
NASDAQ OMX Investor Relations website at http://ir.nasdaqomx.com/events.cfm.

An audio replay of the conference will be available after the call on the
NASDAQ OMX Investor Relations website at http://ir.nasdaqomx.com/events.cfm or
by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S.) or (404) 537-3406 (International); Passcode:
80121091.

Additional Information

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Barclays are acting as financial advisors
and Shearman & Sterling LLP and Jones Day are acting as legal advisors to
NASDAQ OMX. 

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/.

About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for
businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative
technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the
financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and
science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news
organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and
Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and
operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the
Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, go to
http://thomsonreuters.com.

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.

NDAQF

CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Investor Relations Contact:
         John Sweeney
         +1.212.401.8737
         John.Sweeney@NASDAQOMX.Com
        
         NASDAQ OMX Media Contact:
         Joseph Christinat
         +1.646.441.5121
         Joseph.Christinat@NASDAQOMX.Com

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