NASDAQ OMX's Directors Desk Boosts University Board Client Footprint

NASDAQ OMX's Directors Desk Boosts University Board Client Footprint

Ball State University, Oregon State University, Seton Hall University and
Texas Tech University Are Latest to Enlist the Popular Cloud Solution to
Improve Board Communications and Effectiveness

NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced four new university clients—bringing academic
institution totals to 30—who have selected Directors Desk, one of the world's
leading secure board portals, to bolster board communications and
effectiveness. Ball State University, Oregon State University, Seton Hall
University and Texas Tech University have all inked 12-month renewable
contracts with NASDAQ OMX to leverage Directors Desk's industry leading cloud
technology for boards.

"Enhancing board communications is a major goal of our strategic plan," said
Peter Campanella, Chairman, Ball State University Foundation. "This is a
perfect time to introduce secure online technology, which will not only
facilitate communications during board meetings but also allow us to build an
electronic library of materials for board and staff members to utilize. A
current and comprehensive collection of governance documents, reference and
education materials, orientation information and other pertinent data will
always be at their fingertips."

"We are seeing a growing demand from colleges and universities across the
globe that are looking to improve their board's digital footprint, while
strengthening their communication and governance capabilities," said Demetrios
Skalkotos, Senior Vice President, Corporate Solutions, NASDAQ OMX. "We are
very proud to be supporting these institutions in bolstering their boardroom

With over 1,000 boards and 25,000 users worldwide utilizing its technology,
Directors Desk is a global leader in the board portal space. Directors Desk,
which recently upgraded its Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 8 Edition app and is the
only board portal solution to offer the application (a mobile HD iPad app is
also available), offers a comprehensive solution designed to improve board
communications and effectiveness, while relieving corporate executives of the
paperwork and time involved in keeping boards informed. Since 2007, the board
portal has been trusted by Fortune 500 companies, private and public
companies, hospitals, universities and startups around the world to simplify
and secure boardroom procedures.


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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
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developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the
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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 Directors Desk and NASDAQ OMX's 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
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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.


         Ryan Wells

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