Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes SolarCity to the NASDAQ Global Market (R)

Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes SolarCity to the NASDAQ Global Market (R)

SolarCity to Transform Exterior of NASDAQ MarketSite Building Into a Green
Garden Oasis and Give Visitors the Opportunity to Calculate Their Solar

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that the trading of SolarCity (Nasdaq:SCTY), a
national leader in clean energy services, commenced on The NASDAQ Stock
Market^® today, Thursday, December 13, 2012.

SolarCity Executives
 SolarCity executives celebrate after
 ringing the bell to mark their debut on
 The Nasdaq Stock Market.

SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive and Chairman
Elon Musk
 SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive and Chairman
 Elon Musk discuss the company's IPO

Photos accompanying this release are available at:

"SolarCity's innovation is simple and powerful—they allow customers to pay
less for clean solar energy than they spend on utility bills," said Bob
McCooey, senior vice president, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "We are
proud to welcome SolarCity to NASDAQ, which calls itself home to the world's
most innovative and progressive companies."

SolarCity has disrupted the energy industry's status quo by providing
renewable energy directly to customers for less than they are currently paying
for utility-generated energy. SolarCity makes it easy for customers to adopt
affordable clean energy by providing a one-stop-shop for sales, financing,
engineering, installation, monitoring, maintenance, and efficiency services.
The company currently offers services in 14 states, and signs up a new
customer every five minutes of the workday.

"Everyone wants control of their energy costs. Today, many are stuck using
dirty power at unpredictable rates, but don't realize that they have a better
energy option. SolarCity gives customers cleaner, more affordable alternatives
to their utility bills to protect themselves from rising energy costs," said
SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive. "The most exciting thing about our IPO is that it
will enable us to help even more homeowners and organizations pay less money
for better energy, and we're grateful to NASDAQ for making it possible."

In celebration of its IPO on Thursday, December 13, SolarCity will build a
green garden oasis directly outside the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.
Visitors can receive a gift from SolarCity, find their home on a satellite map
and learn how much money they could save on their utility bills by switching
to solar energy. The NASDAQ MarketSite is located at 4 Times Square on the
corner of 43^rd Street & Broadway.

Since its inception, NASDAQ OMX^® has consistently been the exchange of choice
for the world's most progressive companies. SolarCity joins some of the
world's leading innovators by listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market^®, including
Apple, Google and Tesla Motors.

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