Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes Benefitfocus (NDAQ: BNFT) to The NASDAQ Stock Market

Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes Benefitfocus (NDAQ: BNFT) to The NASDAQ Stock
Market

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that trading of Benefitfocus, Inc.
(Nasdaq:BNFT), a leading provider of cloud–based benefits software solutions,
commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

Benefitfocus (a)
 Benefitfocus, Inc., a leading provider
 of cloud--based benefits software
 solutions, opened for trading on The
 NASDAQ Stock Market on Wednesday,
 September 18, 2013.

Benefitfocus (b)
 Benefitfocus, Inc., a leading provider
 of cloud--based benefits software
 solutions, opened for trading on The
 NASDAQ Stock Market on Wednesday,
 September 18, 2013.

Photos accompanying this release are available at

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=21023

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=21024

The BENEFITFOCUS® Platform provides an integrated suite of solutions that
enables our customers (which are employers and insurance carriers) to more
efficiently shop, enroll, manage and exchange benefits information. The
Benefitfocus Platform has served more than 20 million consumers. The
cloud-based Benefitfocus Platform has a user-friendly interface designed to
enable insured individuals and their dependents (referred to as consumers or
members) to access all of their benefits in one place, including core medical,
dental and a variety of voluntary benefits plans as well as wellness programs.

"Benefitfocus has designed its platform to offer customers a comprehensive
benefits administration solution," said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President,
NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "NASDAQ congratulates Benefitfocus on their
initial public offering, and we look forward to our partnership with
Benefitfocus and its shareholders in the years to come."

NASDAQ OMX has been the exchange of choice for some of the world's largest and
most revolutionary companies. By listing with NASDAQ OMX, Benefitfocus joins
leading technology companies including Angie's List, Inc. [ANGI], TechTarget,
Inc. [TTGT] and Perion Network Ltd. [PERI].

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The photosare also available via AP PhotoExpress.

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         Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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