NASDAQ OMX Names Borje E. Ekholm Chairman

NASDAQ OMX Names Borje E. Ekholm Chairman

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ), the inventor of the electronic exchange and the world's largest
exchange company, today announced that its Board of Directors has selected
Börje E. Ekholm as Chairman.

Ekholm has served as Interim Chairman of NASDAQ OMX since May 25, 2012,
following the retirement from the board of Chairman H. Furlong Baldwin.

"This is an exciting time to be at NASDAQ OMX, and I am humbled by the
confidence expressed in me by the Board of Directors," Mr. Ekholm said. "So
much has been accomplished by this Board and under the leadership of Bob
Greifeld and his team, and still there remain ample opportunities to continue
to improve and grow the business profitably.''

Mr. Ekholm has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Investor AB, the
Nordic-based industrial holding company, since 2005. He served eight years as
head of its new investments business unit based in New York, and began his
career as an analyst at the company. He has also served as President of Novare
Kapital AB, a venture capital company, and worked at the consulting firm of
McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Ekholm received his Master of Business Administration from INSEAD,
Fontainbleau and a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the Royal
Institute of Technology, Stockholm. In addition to NASDAQ OMX, Mr. Ekholm is
Chairman of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and serves on the boards of
Chalmersinvest AB, EQT Partners AB, Husqvarna AB and Ericsson.

The other members of the NASDAQ OMX Board of Directors are Steven D. Black,
Robert Greifeld, Glenn H. Hutchins, Essa Kazim, John D. Markese, Ellyn A.
McColgan, Thomas F. O'Neill, James S. Riepe, Michael R. Splinter, and Lars

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 23 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
99.99+% 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
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