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2014-08-04

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.: NASDAQ OMX Lists Compass EMP U.S. Discovery 500 Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index ETF

Smart Beta Product Seeks to Outperform Traditional Indexes and Active ETFs

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ OMX today announced that
Compass EMP listed a new exchange traded fund (ETF) which began trading on
Friday, August 1, 2014. Compass EMP U.S. Discovery 500 Enhanced Volatility
Weighted Index (Nasdaq:CSF), listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market®(NASDAQ®).

"It's exciting to introduce our latest, innovative Smart Beta product that
seeks to outperform both traditional indexes as well as active ETFs over the
long-term," said Stephen Hammers, Chief Investment Officer of Compass EMP
Funds. "Our newest ETF is focused on U.S. small cap equities and may offer
performance enhancements through fundamental criteria combined with its
unique securities volatility weighting. Further, this ETF has the ability to
liquidate 75% of the securities in the index to cash in the event of a market
decline."

CSF is designed to track the performance of the CEMP U.S. Small Cap 500
Long/Cash Volatility Weighted Index, before expenses. The fund will track the
CEMP Smart Beta Index and will combine Smart Beta methodologies with the
ability to move cash in the event of a market decline. The CEMP U.S. Small
Cap 500 Long/Cash Volatility Weighted Index is based on the daily price of
the CEMP U.S. Small Cap 500 Volatility Weighted Index. The index represents
the broad U.S. small cap stock market, and is designed to hedge downside risk
potential.

"We're pleased to welcome Compass EMP's fourth innovative exchange traded
product (ETP) to the NASDAQ marketplace," said Dave LaValle, Head of Exchange
Traded Product Listings at NASDAQ OMX. "We value our partnership with Compass
EMP and appreciate their confidence in choosing NASDAQ as their listing
partner to bring their first suite of ETPs to market."

NASDAQ OMX operates an efficient platform for successfully introducing a
product suite into one of the single largest pools of liquidity, including
market participants which represent a full spectrum of investors. ETF issuers
benefit from an end-to-end solution that provides ongoing product support at
every level including index licensing, listings opportunities, data offerings
and trading services. As the home to some of the world's most innovative
ventures, NASDAQ OMX generates opportunities for issuers to access new
markets and deliver new concepts that change the way the industry develops,
manages and applies ETFs.

About Compass EMP:

Compass EMP was founded in 1996 and is a Registered Investment Advisor with
the SEC. The firm is led by David J. Moore, CFP® (Chairman), Stephen M.
Hammers, CIMA® (Chief Investment Officer) and Rob Walker (President). Compass
EMP is the creator of the CEMP Indexes, manages 21 total mutual funds and
ETFs built upon those Indexes, and offers globally diversified investment
portfolios to institutions, financial advisors and their clients. Further
information is available atwww.CEMPIndex.comandwww.CompassEMPFunds.com

About NASDAQ OMX:

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.

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 and its 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.

Compass EMP U.S. Discovery 500 Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index has not been
passed on by NASDAQ OMX as to its legality or suitability, and it is not
issued or sold by NASDAQ OMX.NASDAQ OMX MAKES NO WARRANTIES AND BEARS NO
LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE
COMPASS EMP U.S. DISCOVERY 500 ENHANCED VOLATILITY WEIGHTED INDEX.

Nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice from NASDAQ
OMX, 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 or any representation about the financial condition of any
company or fund. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and
carefully evaluate financial products before investing. ADVICE FROM A
SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED

NDAQG

CONTACT: Compass EMP Media Contact:
Milin Iyer
+1 (703) 894-1042
MIyer@SunstarStrategic.com

NASDAQ OMX Media Contact:
Alexa Sugrue
+1 (212) 231-5552
Alexa.Sugrue@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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