Quarterly Changes to the NASDAQ Q-50 Index

Quarterly Changes to the NASDAQ Q-50 Index

NEW YORK, June 14, 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 quarterly
re-ranking of the NASDAQ Q-50 Index (Nasdaq:NXTQ), which will become effective
prior to market open on Monday, June 24, 2013.

The following eight securities will be added to the Index: MercadoLibre, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MELI), Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq:MPEL), Norwegian
Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH), NetEase, Inc. (Nasdaq:NTES), Penn
National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq:PENN), Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGEN),
Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIRO) and Splunk Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLK).

The NASDAQ Q-50 Index is designed to track the performance of securities that
are next-eligible for inclusion into the NASDAQ–100 Index. It does not contain
securities of financial companies including investment companies.

As a result of the re-ranking, the following seven securities will be removed
from the Index: Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDNS), Frontier
Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:FTR), Informatica Corporation
(Nasdaq:INFA), Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq:MDVN), Patterson Companies, Inc.
(Nasdaq:PDCO), Royal Gold, Inc. (Nasdaq:RGLD) and tw telecom inc.
(Nasdaq:TWTC).

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