NASDAQ OMX Announces Strategic Alignment of Global Data and Index Businesses

NASDAQ OMX Announces Strategic Alignment of Global Data and Index Businesses

New Combined Unit Will Strengthen Sales, Technology and Customer Offering

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the company will combine its Global Data
Products and Global Index businesses. The combination will enable greater
customer focus and leverage of NASDAQ OMX's scalable technology, product
innovation and robust distribution channels. The new business will be led by
John L. Jacobs, Executive Vice President of NASDAQ OMX, and operate under the
name Global Information Services.

"Combining these business areas allows us to better take advantage of the
sweet spot they inherently both share: distribution of data and the delivery
of innovative products that provide market insight and transparency," said Bob
Greifeld, President and CEO, NASDAQ OMX. "In addition, our product development
and strategic expertise will enable us to broaden this offering as we strive
to become one of the top global information providers in the financial
services industry."

Currently, Global Data Products delivers historical and real-time market data
to 2.5 million financial professionals and individual investors in 83
countries worldwide. NASDAQ OMX has been creating innovative and transparent
indexes since 1971.Today, there are over 7,000 products based on NASDAQ OMX
indexes, spanning different geographies and asset classes with nearly $1
trillion in notional value.

NASDAQ OMX intends to treat the combined Global Data Products and Global Index
businesses as a separate reporting segment effective January 1, 2013.The
business unit will represent approximately 20% of NASDAQ OMX's total annual

"Indexes and data continue to represent a significant opportunity for us, and
our customers span virtually every segment of the financial services
industry," said Mr. Jacobs."More importantly, the combined business unit will
enable us to leverage the recent technology investments and improvements we
have made in these areas to deliver more data and indexes faster, across more
asset classes, and at lower cost than ever before."

Mr. Jacobs previously oversaw the Global Index Group and was Chief Marketing
Officer for NASDAQ OMX since 2003.As part of the transition, the company has
named Jeremy Skule to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief
Marketing Officer, reporting directly to Mr. Greifeld.Mr. Skule joined NASDAQ
OMX in October 2012 as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and

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
where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX
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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 NASDAQ OMX's Global Data Products and Global Index businesses and other
businesses, 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.


         Joseph Christinat
         NASDAQ OMX Investor Relations Contact:
         John Sweeney

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