Bermuda Stock Exchange Now Powered by NASDAQ OMX's X-stream Technology

Bermuda Stock Exchange Now Powered by NASDAQ OMX's X-stream Technology

The World's Largest Offshore, Fully Electronic Securities Market to Benefit
From Proven NASDAQ OMX Exchange Technology, X-stream, Gaining Significant
Latency and Capacity Improvements

NEW YORK and HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ
OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) have
launched NASDAQ OMX's X-stream trading platform providing BSX with world-class
trading technology and strengthening BSX's dedication to the development of
Bermuda's domestic market, fueling capital to the country's small and medium
businesses as well as BSX's leadership position in insurance related trading
activity.

"The Bermuda Stock Exchange has always been focused on investing in technology
that ensures that our trading platform is among the most advanced in the world
and that further extends our leadership over other competing exchanges," said
Greg Wojciechowski, President and CEO of Bermuda Stock Exchange. "By deploying
the industry's leading trading engine, we are making clear to the domestic and
foreign markets that we are dedicated to operating a powerful, open
marketplace."

BSX and its members will benefit from significant enhancements in performance,
latency and throughput capacity by upgrading to NASDAQ OMX's proven exchange
technology.

NASDAQ OMX technology is used by over 70 marketplaces in 50 countries.
Operating with X-stream technology, BSX will be the most powerful trading
venue in the Caribbean and offshore markets as defined by performance, latency
and throughput.

"It is an honor to be powering Bermuda's premier marketplace with our trading
technology," said Lars Ottersgard. "X-stream's core functionality will give
BSX a lot of different capabilities to move into different product areas and
have high-order capability. Partnering with BSX as it pursues robust domestic
and international growth initiatives widens its leadership position in the
off-shore business."

About NASDAQ OMX:

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, 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 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)

About Bermuda Stock Exchange:

Established in 1971 the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) is now the leading fully
electronic offshore securities market. The BSX specializes in listing and
trading of capital market instruments such as equities, debt issues, funds,
hedge funds, derivative warrants and Insurance Linked Securities.

The BSX, recognised by the US SEC as a Designated Offshore Securities Market,
is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges and is located in an O.E.C.D.
member nation. The BSX has Approved Stock Exchange status under Australia's
Foreign Investment Fund (FIF) taxation rules; Designated Investment Exchange
status by the UK's Financial Services Authority; Recognised Stock Exchange by
the UK HM Revenue and Customs; Designated Exchange status under Canada's
Income Tax Act and is a member of America's Central Securities Depository
Association.

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 X-stream and NASDAQ OMX's other 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.

                                    NDAQG

CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Media Contact:
         Ryan Wells
         (212) 231-5541 (office)
         (646) 581-4286 (mobile)
         Ryan.Wells@NASDAQOMX.com
        
         Bermuda Stock Exchange Media Contact:
         Whit Clay
         (917) 601-6012 (mobile)
         wclay@sloanpr.com

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