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2014-05-19

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.: Thomas Wittman Appointed Executive Vice President, Global Head of Equities

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|NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. |
|(Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that Thomas A. Wittman has been appointed |
|Executive Vice President, Global Head of Equities, reporting directly to |
|Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President, Global Trading&Market Services, NASDAQ OMX. |
|Mr. Wittman will oversee the global cash equities and equity derivatives |
|businesses. The appointment follows the recent announcement of Hans-Ole |
|Jochumsen's elevation to President, Global Trading&Market Services at NASDAQ |
|OMX. |
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|"Tom has been instrumental in shaping the strategy and focus that have allowed |
|us to maintain our strong market share position in U.S. cash equities and |
|grow our U.S. equity derivatives markets to the leading position," said |
|Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President, Global Trading&Market Services, NASDAQ OMX." |
|With Tom now taking on this global responsibility, we have the best possible |
|leadership to integrate all our cash equities and equity derivatives |
|businesses, providing more trading opportunities to our customers." |
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|Thomas A. Wittman was recently Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Equities |
|and Derivatives and President of NASDAQ OMX PHLX. He was responsible for the |
|management and operations of NASDAQ OMX's three U.S. equities markets, three |
|U.S. options markets, and the futures market. Formerly Vice President of U.S. |
|Options, Mr. Wittman led the team in transitioning the NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX) |
|platform from an open outcry, floor-based specialist system to an electronic, |
|hybrid system. He also drove the development of the NASDAQ Options Market |
|(NOM) and the launch of NASDAQ OMX BX Options (BX Options). With these |
|advancements, the exchange was able to attract new liquidity and order flow |
|providers, resulting in NASDAQ OMX taking the number one position in U.S. |
|equity options market share. Through the acquisition of PHLX, formerly The |
|Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Mr. Wittman joined NASDAQ OMX in 2008. In this |
|capacity, Mr. Wittman supported the electronic equity trading business, |
|equity options business, PBOT futures business and the supporting |
|surveillance and back office systems. |
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|About NASDAQ OMX: |
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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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|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, statements about our capital return |
|initiatives. 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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|NDAQGCONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Media Contacts: |
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| Martin Hedensio |
| +46 (8) 405 62 54 (office) |
| +46 (73) 449 62 54 (mobile) |
| Martin.Hedensio@NASDAQOMX.com |
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| Robert Madden |
| +1 (646) 441-5045 (office) |
| +1 (347) 740-0191 (mobile) |
| Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com |
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| NASDAQ OMX Investor Relations Contact: |
| Ed Ditmire |
| (212) 401-8737 (office) |
| Ed.Ditmire@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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