The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.: Distribution and Impact of Discovery Communications Inc. Distribution on the NASDAQ OMX Indexes

       The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.: Distribution and Impact of Discovery           Communications Inc. Distribution on the NASDAQ OMX Indexes   NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 16, 2014, Discovery  Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:DISCA) announced a distribution of Class C  shares to its stockholders.   NASDAQ OMX is providing the information below to clarify the effect of this  distribution on Discovery Communications, Inc. Class A shares in the NASDAQ  OMX indexes.   As a result of this transaction, upon distribution, the Discovery  Communications, Inc. Class C shares will be added to all NASDAQ OMX indexes  that contain Discovery Communications, Inc. Class A shares, including, but  not limited to, the NASDAQ-100 Index and the NASDAQ Global Index Family.   This is effective prior to market open on August 7, 2014, the ex-date of the  distribution.   In order to best reflect our evolving market, both the Class A shares and  the Class C shares of Discovery Communications, Inc. will remain in the  Indexes. This action is being taken to provide for seamless distribution of  the new securities, and ensure Index continuity.   Projected Index Timeline   August 7 Ex Date:   Prior to market open on Thursday, August 7, 2014, Discovery Communications,  Inc. Class C shares will be added to pertinent NASDAQ OMX indexes,  including, but not limited to, the NASDAQ-100 and NASDAQ Global Index  Family.   In addition, adjustments will be made to the previous closing price of the  Discovery Communications, Inc. Class A shares, to reflect the pro rata  distribution of the Class C shares.   Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements   Information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking  statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. 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NDAQG  CONTACT: Media Contact:                   Joe Christinat          NASDAQ OMX          +1 (646) 441-5121          +1 (646) 284-5920          joseph.christinat@nasdaqomx.com  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. via Globenewswire HUG#1846036  
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