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2015-04-21

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.: CQG to Connect to Nasdaq Futures

Direct Market Access to Nasdaq Futures Platform Offers Global Trading Access to New Suite of Futures Based on Key Energy BenchmarksNEW YORK, April 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CQG, Inc., a global provider of
trade routing, market data, and advanced technical analysis, and Nasdaq today
announced that CQG will introduce connectivity to Nasdaq Futures, Inc. (NFX),
the exchange group's U.S.-based designated contract market (DCM). Through
NFX, Nasdaq will expand its commodities business with futures and options on
key energy benchmarks including oil, natural gas and U.S. power, which will
launch in mid-2015.

"NFX builds on our existing connectivity to Nasdaq futures markets, which
includes NLX and Nordic markets," Pat Kenny, Vice President of Client
Relations of CQG, said. "We always look for ways to increase our customers'
opportunities through access to new market venues and products."

The connection expands CQG's leading global coverage, giving traders access to
the newest market innovations. CQG will provide direct access to NFX through
all of its platforms, including its flagship platform, CQG Integrated Client,
which offers global market data and innovative interfaces for electronic
trading and order management.

"CQG offers NFX market participants a unique set of charting and analytics
tools to identify new strategies and effectively execute our new suite of
energy products," said Magnus Haglind, Vice President of Global Transaction
and Market Services and Head of U.S. Commodities. "CQG is a premier market
data and trading specialist, and we are pleased that they will carry NFX
market data thereby making it available through redistribution to a wide
network of existing trader tools."

Nasdaq's Global Commodities business offers trading and clearing solutions for
assets including power, natural gas and carbon emission markets, tanker and
dry cargo freight, fuel oil, seafood derivatives, iron ore, electricity
certificates and clearing services. With competitive fees and a range of
liquidity providers, Nasdaq provides a cost-effective, transparent and
efficient marketplace that appeals to all types of trading entities.

About CQG:

CQG (www.cqg.com) provides high-performance trade routing, global market data,
and advanced technical analysis. CQG partners with more than one hundred
Futures Commission Merchant environments and provides Direct Market Access to
more than forty exchanges through its global network of co-located Hosted
Exchange Gateways. CQG's server-side order management tools for spreading,
market aggregation, and smart orders are unsurpassed for speed and
ease-of-use. CQG's market data feed consolidates more than seventy-five
sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income,
foreign exchange, and equities as well as data on debt securities, industry
reports, and financial indices. CQG has received the Prop Traders' ISV of the
Year award from FOW and the Best Technical Analysis Platform award fromThe
Technical Analyst
. CQG is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with sales and support offices
worldwide.

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 3,500 listed companies with a
market value of approximately $9.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate
clients. To learn more, visit:nasdaq.com/ambitionorbusiness.nasdaq.com.

NDAQG

CONTACT: CQG Media Contact:
Kelsea Michael
+1 (646) 266-1559
kelsea@kmichaelpr.com

Nasdaq Media Contacts:
Joe Christinat
+1 (646) 441-5121 (office)
+1 (646) 284-5920 (mobile)
Joseph.Christinat@nasdaq.com

Alexa Sugrue
+1 (212) 231-5552 (office)
+1 (646) 577-3157 (mobile)
Alexa.Sugrue@nasdaq.com

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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

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