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The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.: NASDAQ OMX eSpeed Brings World Class Trading Platform and Data Center to U.S. Fixed Income Market

Migration to NASDAQ OMX Data Center Enhances Trading Performance and

NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that eSpeed, the exchange group's leading
over-the-counter platform for electronic trading in benchmark U.S.
Treasuries, successfully completed performance engineering enhancements and
the migration to the NASDAQ OMX Data Center. The updated platform and data
center environment will provide customers with improved cost efficiencies,
trading opportunities across multiple asset classes, and access to
leading-edge services for market participants.

"With the help and support of our customers, we have focused our efforts on
leveraging the strength of NASDAQ OMX's technology expertise to deliver a
stronger and more robust platform," said Joe Noviello, Head of NASDAQ OMX
eSpeed. "We will continue to evolve in our performance and functionality
while we consider customer demand for electronic trading in products that are
immediately adjacent to benchmark Treasuries."

eSpeed customers will notice a 25% round-trip order-entry response-time
improvement. This, when combined with a 100 microsecond improvement in
market-data distribution, will provide customers with a greatly improved
fixed-income trading experience. Further improvements will be realized
through simplified, more cost-efficient access to global trading
opportunities across multiple asset classes and available through a common
NASDAQ OMX data center ecosystem. In the new data center environment,
customers may leverage NASDAQ OMX's access services offerings like wireless
connectivity to Chicago. eSpeed recently expanded its distribution in
partnership with front-end software and market data providers, further
supporting customer demand for deeper liquidity in the fixed income

"The eSpeed platform enhancement and migration is an important step in the
exchange group's efforts to better serve the fixed income, currencies and
commodities community," said Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President of Global
Trading&Market Services. "We will continue to expand our global fixed income
footprint by leveraging our strategic assets and our established trading and
clearing platforms."

As part of NASDAQ OMX's recently formed Global Trading&Market Services
business, the eSpeed platform is well positioned to help customers navigate
the benchmark U.S. Treasuries market with services for the full life-cycle of
global fixed income trading. NASDAQ OMX provides the financial services
community with global fixed income offerings such as the NLX platform for
European interest rate futures, strategic ownership of Nordic clearing houses
and LCH.Clearnet Group, Limited, trading in Nordic corporate bonds and the
exchange group's U.S. derivatives marketplaces for listing fixed income
products. NASDAQ OMX's Global Trading&Market Services comprises all
transactions, clearing and settlement services in U.S. and Europe, covering
cash and derivatives within equities and the fixed income, currency and
commodities area (FICC).

The eSpeedelectronic tradingplatform is operated by Execution Access, LLC, a
member of FINRA and SIPC.


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,

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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 the eSpeed platform and NASDAQ OMX's other products and offerings and
other statements that are not historical facts. 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.



Robert Madden
+1 (646) 441-5045 (office)
+1 (347) 740-0191 (mobile)

NASDAQ OMX Investor Relations Contact:

Ed Ditmire
+1 (212) 401-8737 (office)


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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