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2014-08-02

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

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|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. |
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|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. |
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|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. |
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|This is effective prior to market open on August 7, 2014, the ex-date of the |
|distribution. |
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|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. |
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|Projected Index Timeline |
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|August 7 |
|Ex Date: |
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|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. |
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|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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|Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements |
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|Information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking |
|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 those |
|contained in the forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements |
|include, but are not limited to (i) projections about our future financial |
|results, growth, trading volumes, taxes and achievement of synergy 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 statements |
|involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond 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, interest |
|rate risk, U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed 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 athttp://www.nasdaqomx.comand the SEC's |
|website atwww.sec.gov. NASDAQ OMX undertakes no obligation to publicly update |
|any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future |
|events or otherwise. |
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|About NASDAQ OMX Group |
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|NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange |
|technology, information and public company services across six continents. |
|Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX 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 OMX |
|is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 |
|trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, |
|visitwww.nasdaqomx.com. |
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|The information contained above is provided for informational and educational |
|purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment |
|advice, either on behalf of a particular financial product or an overall |
|investment strategy. NASDAQ OMX makes no recommendation to buy or sell any |
|financial product nor any representation about the financial condition of any |
|company or fund. Statements regarding NASDAQ's proprietary indexes are not |
|guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from |
|those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future |
|results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully |
|evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS |
|STRONGLY ADVISED. |
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|NDAQGCONTACT: Media Contact: |
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| Joe Christinat |
| NASDAQ OMX |
| +1 (646) 441-5121 |
| +1 (646) 284-5920 |
| joseph.christinat@nasdaqomx.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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