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Quarterly Changes to the NASDAQ Q-50 Index



Quarterly Changes to the NASDAQ Q-50 Index

NEW YORK, March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the results of the quarterly re-ranking of the
NASDAQ Q-50 Index (Nasdaq:NXTQ), which will become effective prior to market
open on Monday, March 18, 2013.

The following seven securities will be added to the Index: Cadence Design
Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDNS), Copart, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPRT), Cree, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CREE), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (Nasdaq:GMCR), Informatica
Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:LECO) and
Tesla Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSLA)

The Index is designed to track the performance of the 50 securities that are
next in line to replace the securities currently included in the NASDAQ-100
Index^®. The NASDAQ Q-50 Index is re-ranked on a quarterly basis. For more
information about the NASDAQ Q-50 Index, including detailed eligibility
criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

As a result of the re-ranking, the following seven securities will be removed
from the Index: Concur Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNQR), IAC/InterActiveCorp
(Nasdaq:IACI), MICROS Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MCRS), MercadoLibre, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MELI), NetEase, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTES), Shire plc (Nasdaq:SHPG) and TIBCO
Software Inc. (Nasdaq:TIBX)

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 indexes.nasdaqomx.com.

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
Service.

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 26 markets including 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-55 microsecond average 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
3,300 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)

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
before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

NDAQG

CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Media Contact:
         Wayne Lee
         +1.301.978.4875
         Wayne.D.Lee@NASDAQOMX.Com
        
         NASDAQ OMX Issuer and Investor Contact:
         Lisa Chaney
         +1.301.978.8281
         Lisa.Chaney@NASDAQOMX.Com

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