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.

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 statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. NASDAQ OMX
 cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of
 future performance and that actual results could differ materially from
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 targets, (ii) statements about the closing or implementation dates and
 benefits of certain strategic, technology, de-leveraging and capital return
 initiatives, (iii) statements about our integrations of our recent
 acquisitions, (iv) statements relating to any litigation or regulatory or
 government investigation or action to which we are or could become a party,
 and (v) other statements that are not historical facts.Forward-looking
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 NASDAQ OMX's control.These factors include, but are not limited to, NASDAQ
 OMX's ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political
 and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation,
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 in NASDAQ OMX's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
 including its annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q
 which are available on NASDAQ OMX's website at http://www.nasdaqomx.com and
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 publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
 information, future events or otherwise.

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