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The NASDAQ Stock Market and Other NASDAQ OMX-Owned U.S. Exchanges and Markets Will be Open on Wednesday

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NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NDAQ), parent of the world's first electronic stock market, today announced The NASDAQ Stock Market and other NASDAQ OMX-owned U.S. exchanges and markets and the FINRA/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility will be open for business on Wednesday, October 31.

The following NASDAQ OMX U.S. exchanges and markets and the FINRA/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility will operate on Wednesday as regularly scheduled:

The decision to open for business on Wednesday was made in consultation with regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), other U.S. exchanges and government officials. Safety, market continuity and a variety of other factors related to Hurricane Sandy were carefully considered. NASDAQ OMX continues to actively monitor the progression of Hurricane Sandy and remains in regular communication with other exchanges and regulatory agencies.

For more information about our business continuity plans, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com/.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels 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 23 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.99+% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily.  Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century.  To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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 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 statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors 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.

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CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Contact: Joseph Christinat Joseph.Christinat@NASDAOMX.Com +1.646.441.5121

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