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NASDAQ Welcomes Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. to The NASDAQ Stock Market



NASDAQ Welcomes Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. to The NASDAQ Stock
Market

NEW YORK, July 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of Cellular Dynamics International, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ICEL), a developer and manufacturer of fully functioning human cells
in industrial quantities to precise specifications, commenced on The NASDAQ
Stock Market on July 25, 2013.

Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. "CDI" develops and manufactures fully
functioning human cells in industrial quantities to precise specifications.
CDI is a leading developer of stem cell technologies for in vitro use in drug
discovery, toxicity testing and chemical safety; in vivo and cell-based
therapeutic research; and stem cell banking. CDI harnesses its unique
manufacturing technology to produce differentiated tissue cells in industrial
quality, quantity and purity from any individual's stem cell line created from
a standard blood draw. CDI was founded in 2004 by Dr. James Thomson, a pioneer
in human pluripotent stem cell research at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. CDI's headquarters are located in Madison, Wisconsin, with
a second facility in Novato, California.

"CDI is at the forefront of stem cell technologies and research," said Nelson
Griggs, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "NASDAQ OMX
is excited to welcome CDI to The NASDAQ Stock Market and looks forward to
watching CDI grow as a public company."

NASDAQ OMX has consistently been the exchange of choice for groundbreaking
biotechnology companies, including CDI, Amgen Inc. and Celgene Corp.

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

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purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment
advice, either on behalf of a particular security or an overall investment
strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes
any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the
financial condition of any company. Statements regarding NASDAQ-listed
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materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative
of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and
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PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

                                   -NDAQG-

CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Media Contact:
         Joe Christinat
         (646) 441-5121
         joseph.christinat@nasdaqomx.com

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