NASDAQ Announces Annual Changes to the Dividend Achievers Indexes

NASDAQ Announces Annual Changes to the Dividend Achievers Indexes

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ), parent of the world's first electronic stock market and a
leading index provider, today announced the results of the annual
reconstitution of the Dividend Achievers™ Indexes. To view the 2013 Dividend
Achievers Reconstitution file and a downloadable file of each index's
constituents, visit

NASDAQ OMX recently acquired the index business of Mergent, Inc., including
Indxis – an expert provider of index calculation services to a wide spectrum
of clients in the financial services industry. As a result of this
acquisition, NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes now owns the Dividend Achievers
Indexes, the leading index family that tracks companies with strong long-term
dividend growth. NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes is now one of the largest providers
of dividend-themed indexes based on benchmarked assets.

Below is a list of the Dividend Achievers Indexes with their respective
reconstitution effective dates.

Index Name                            Index Symbol Effective Date
US Broad Dividend Achievers           DAA          2/1/2013
Buyback Achievers Index               DRB          2/1/2013
Dividend Achievers Select Index       DVG          2/1/2013
Dividend Achievers 50 Index           DAY          2/1/2013
NASDAQ Dividend Achievers             DIVQ         2/1/2013
International Dividend Achievers      DAT          1/28/2013
Select Canadian Dividend Achievers    ISCDI        2/1/2013
Select Canadian Preferred Share Index ISCPDI       1/15/2013
Broad Canadian Dividend Achievers     CAD          2/1/2013
UK Dividend Achievers Index           UKDA         2/1/2013

Under the ownership of NASDAQ OMX, the Dividend Achievers Indexes will
continue to highlight the commitment of companies that continually increase
shareholder growth, while adding the transparency, innovation and rules-based
methodologies that NASDAQ OMX's indexes are known for.

Dividend and Income indexes have become increasingly important to investors in
our current economy. As capital gains taxes increase, many investors will look
to balance out those taxes by gaining income directly from their investments,
through dividends, buybacks and other instruments.

About NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes

NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading,
transparent indexes since 1971. Today, our index offering spans geographies
and asset classes and includes diverse families such as the Dividend
Achievers, Global, Nordic, Green Economy, Sharia and Commodity Indexes. We
continuously offer new opportunities for financial product sponsors across a
wide-spectrum of investable products and for asset managers to measure risk
and performance. NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes also provides custom index services
and design solutions to selected financial organizations. For more information
about NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes, visit

Daily index values, weightings and historical data for NASDAQ OMX indexes are
available via NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch and NASDAQ OMX Global Index Data

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
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The information contained above is provided for informational and educational
purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment
advice, either on behalf of a particular financial product or an overall
investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its
affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any financial product or
any representation about the financial condition of any company or fund.
Statements regarding NASDAQ's proprietary indexes are not guarantees of future
performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or
implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors
should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies


         Wayne Lee

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