Nasdaq completes OMX purchase

Source: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.

The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ) (NASDAQ) has completed its combination with OMX AB, creating the world's largest exchange company, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ OMX Group).

NASDAQ OMX Group has operations around the world, spanning developed and emerging markets. Its global offerings include trading across multiple asset classes, capital formation solutions, financial services and exchanges technology, market data products, and financial indexes.

"NASDAQ OMX Group is a new type of exchange company. It is unique in its ability to serve customers at multiple levels, from trading platforms supporting multiple asset classes to listings, financial services technology, and data and financial products," said Bob Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer of The NASDAQ OMX Group.

As part of the transaction, NASDAQ OMX Group also became a 33 1/3% shareholder in DIFX, Dubai's international financial exchange. As previously announced and approved, Borse Dubai is a 19.9% shareholder of NASDAQ OMX Group.

Greifeld added, "We are grateful for the support of OMX shareholders. We look forward to executing on our plan that will benefit all of our constituencies, including investors, shareholders and customers."

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