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Nasdaq: Nasdaq Welcomes Macquarie Group to the Nasdaq International Designation

NEW YORK, May 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today
announced that Macquarie Group, a leading provider of financial, advisory,
investment and funds management services based in Sydney, Australia, is the
latest company to join the Nasdaq International Designation. Through its
membership, Macquarie will have access to Nasdaq's investor relations
services and unparalleled visibility assets to increase awareness with
investors for their U.S.-traded Level 1 ADRs.

Launched in December 2015, the Nasdaq International Designation is available
to non-U.S. companies that have Level 1 ADRs or shares that trade on the
over-the-counter market. Member companies represent a diverse range of
industry sectors and geographies, including five from Australia, notably
Qantas Airways (OTC - Nasdaq Intl Select Designation: QABSY; ASX: QAN).

Nicholas Moore, Macquarie Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer,
will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite on Thursday, May 19, 2016 to join Nasdaq in
ringing The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell. Commenting on the occasion, Mr.
Moore said: "We are pleased to open the U.S. stock market as a member of the
Nasdaq International Designation, enabling us to reach a broader base of

"Through Nasdaq International Designation, we are able to help world-class
companies such as Macquarie and Qantas Airways gain unparalleled visibility
and enhanced exposure to the U.S. investment community," said Nelson Griggs,
Executive Vice President, Nasdaq. "We look forward to supporting our member
companies as they continue to drive global growth and offer investors
diversified investment opportunities."

Members of the Nasdaq International Designation program must be in compliance
with the listing standards on their home country market and meet the
Designation standards. Member companies are not listed or traded on The
Nasdaq Stock Market and are not subject to the same listing or qualification
standards applicable to securities listed or traded on the exchange.

For further information on membership requirements and to apply for the Nasdaq
International Designation, please visit

About Macquarie Group:

Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial,
advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie's main business
focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to
clients. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail
clients and counterparties around the world. Founded in 1969, Macquarie
operates in more than 64 office locations in 28 countries. Macquarie employs
more than 14,300 people and has assets under management of over $367 billion
(as of March 30, 2016).

About Nasdaq:
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange
technology, listing, information and public company services across six
continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables
customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with
confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight
for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's
first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70
marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities
transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a
market value of approximately $9.3 trillion and nearly 17,000 corporate
clients. To learn more, visit: or

Macquarie Group Media Relations Contact:

Stephen Yan
+1 212 231 1277
+1 646 785 6184

Nasdaq Media Relations Contact:
Will Briganti

Emily Pan


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: Nasdaq via Globenewswire


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