January 31, 2013

NASDAQ Announces Annual Changes to the Dividend Achievers Indexes

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), parent of the world's first electronic stock market and a leading index provider, today announced the results of the annual reconstitution of the Dividend Achievers™ Indexes. To view the 2013 Dividend Achievers Reconstitution file and a downloadable file of each index's constituents, visit http://www.indxis.com/Reconstitutions.html.

NASDAQ OMX recently acquired the index business of Mergent, Inc., including Indxis — an expert provider of index calculation services to a wide spectrum of clients in the financial services industry. As a result of this acquisition, NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes now owns the Dividend Achievers Indexes, the leading index family that tracks companies with strong long-term dividend growth. NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes is now one of the largest providers of dividend-themed indexes based on benchmarked assets.

Below is a list of the Dividend Achievers Indexes with their respective reconstitution effective dates.

Index Name Index Symbol Effective Date
US Broad Dividend Achievers DAA 2/1/2013
Buyback Achievers Index DRB 2/1/2013
Dividend Achievers Select Index DVG 2/1/2013
Dividend Achievers 50 Index DAY 2/1/2013
NASDAQ Dividend Achievers DIVQ 2/1/2013
International Dividend Achievers DAT 1/28/2013
Select Canadian Dividend Achievers ISCDI 2/1/2013
Select Canadian Preferred Share Index ISCPDI 1/15/2013
Broad Canadian Dividend Achievers CAD 2/1/2013
UK Dividend Achievers Index UKDA 2/1/2013

Under the ownership of NASDAQ OMX, the Dividend Achievers Indexes will continue to highlight the commitment of companies that continually increase shareholder growth, while adding the transparency, innovation and rules-based methodologies that NASDAQ OMX's indexes are known for.

Dividend and Income indexes have become increasingly important to investors in our current economy. As capital gains taxes increase, many investors will look to balance out those taxes by gaining income directly from their investments, through dividends, buybacks and other instruments.

About NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes

NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading, transparent indexes since 1971. Today, our index offering spans geographies and asset classes and includes diverse families such as the Dividend Achievers, Global, Nordic, Green Economy, Sharia and Commodity Indexes. We continuously offer new opportunities for financial product sponsors across a wide-spectrum of investable products and for asset managers to measure risk and performance. NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes also provides custom index services and design solutions to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes, visit indexes.nasdaqomx.com.

Daily index values, weightings and historical data for NASDAQ OMX indexes are available via NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch and NASDAQ OMX Global Index Data Service.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular financial product or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any financial product or any representation about the financial condition of any company or fund. Statements regarding NASDAQ's proprietary indexes are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

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CONTACT: NASDAQ OMX Media Contact:

         Wayne Lee

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         Wayne.D.Lee@NASDAQOMX.com

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