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2014-05-15

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.: NASDAQ OMX Launches SMARTS for Global FX Surveillance

NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NDAQ), the world's leading provider of market technology, today
announced the launch of its SMARTS FX Trade Surveillance for global foreign
exchange (FX) trading.

The SMARTS FX Trade Surveillance module gives surveillance and compliance
teams the ability to monitor trading in FX products for possible manipulation
of rate fixes, insider trading/front-running, unusual pricing and other
suspect behaviors. As a means to monitor and mitigate risks associated with
the FX market, the new SMARTS FX offering provides a comprehensive
visualization of all trading in individual currency pairs. This includes
Spot, Forward, and Non-Deliverable Forward (NDF) instruments - with
forthcoming extensions for FX options. This capability provides compliance
professionals with an unprecedented view and deeper understanding of trading
activity in the context of market activity and rate fixes.

Moreover, SMARTS enables firms to compare their trading activities against
feeds from multiple market data providers as well as their own firms' quoted
spread in a single view, thus eliminating the sole dependency on the content
of any single market data provider.

"As the regulatory requirements in the FX market continue to evolve, it has
been a challenge for brokers and their compliance teams to identify where to
initiate monitoring activity and to focus their resources," said Rob Lang,
Vice President and Global Head of SMARTS, NASDAQ OMX. "Through a
co-development initiative with six major FX trading firms, SMARTS has worked
to define the behaviors that support the FX surveillance priorities of these
industry players, as well as develop a set of now-deployed alerts within the
unique data constraints of the FX markets."

NASDAQ OMX's comprehensive SMARTS service for equities, options, commodities,
fixed income, energy and futures enables compliance teams to source, capture
and maintain all trading data elements required to conduct in-depth analysis
for cross-market, cross-asset market abuse and market manipulation. Through
direct customized exchange feeds and drop copy connections, SMARTS
infrastructure sources complete member order and execution data -- including
private trading data -- directly from equities, derivatives and commodities
exchanges.

NASDAQ OMX's technology solutions are used by over 10,000 customers in 60
countries consisting of public and private entities, exchanges, regulators
and broker-dealers, and powers over 80 marketplaces worldwide.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

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 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $8
trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit
www.nasdaqomx.com.

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 SMARTS business and other businesses, 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.

-NASDG-

CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Media Relations Contact:

Ryan Wells
+1 (212) 231-5541 (office)
+1 (646) 581-4286 (mobile)
ryan.wells@nasdaqomx.com (email)

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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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