updated 9/2/2010 7:45:55 AM ET 2010-09-02T11:45:55

NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the formation of a strategic alliance with MZCAN, the leading investor relations e-solution provider in Asia, for NASDAQ OMX's GlobeNewswire services. Through this partnership, MZCAN will serve as the first Asia-based reseller of GlobeNewswire, utilizing the comprehensive news distribution service to submit and distribute press releases on behalf of its customer base across Asia.

The partnership presents GlobeNewswire a gateway into MZCAN's network, which boasts clients across Asia. In addition to expanding the global footprint of NASDAQ OMX's GlobeNewswire services to the rapidly growing Asian market, through this relationship GlobeNewswire will become the exclusive newswire sponsor of the IR Global Rankings ( http://www.irglobalrankings.com ) in Asia.

"By partnering GlobeNewswire's news distribution service with MZCAN's service-focused suite of e-solutions, we look forward to bringing public and private companies in the Asian market the tools they need to minimize risk, maximize efficiency and increase transparency," said Demetrios Skalkotos, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Solutions at NASDAQ OMX. "Paired with MZCAN's market-leading solutions across the communications and investor relations spaces, we are poised to bring our level of operation within this unique market space to new heights."

GlobeNewswire offers a suite of newswire, financial disclosure, multimedia and online communication services.

"Our partnership with MZCAN strengthens our commitment to provide a worldwide news distribution service that helps companies across the globe communicate with media and investors," added Mr. Skalkotos. "Alongside our own Asia-based professionals, we determined that MZCAN would be a powerful partner in broadening the reach of GlobeNewswire and its best-in-breed solutions."

"MZCAN has a strong reputation in Asia as a provider of investor relation services, including corporate IR websites, webcasting solutions, SEC filings, IR-CRM, corporate governance platform and IR content development," said Rodolfo Zabisky, Chairman of MZ Group. "We welcome this strategic alliance with NASDAQ OMX's industry-leading services as MZCAN continues to focus on providing IR and corporate communications technology in Asia."

About NASDAQ OMX Global Corporate Solutions

NASDAQ OMX Global Corporate Solutions provides technology that powers global business communications. From investor relations, to corporate communications, to board support, NASDAQ OMX is the first and only exchange dedicated to owning and operating Corporate Solutions that help public and private companies worldwide minimize risk, maximize efficiency, and increase transparency. For more information on NASDAQ OMX Global Corporate Solutions offerings please visit: http://www.nasdaqomx.com/whatwedo/corporatesolutions/

About The NASDAQ OMX Group

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; NASDAQ OMX Nordic, including First North, NASDAQ OMX Baltic and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX Group exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

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 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.

About MZCAN

Founded in 2003, MZCAN (formerly known as Corporate Asia Network - CAN) is part of the MZ Group and the leading investor relations (IR) and corporate communications e-solution provider in Asia, revolutionizing the way corporations communicate with the investment community, the media and the public by leveraging the power of information technology. MZCAN's enhanced technology products and services include online IR and corporate communications strategy, multilingual corporate IR website design & hosting, integrated IR management system, earnings audio & video webcasts, earnings conference calls, online annual reports, global content distribution, IR-CRM system, SEC Edgar filings, XBRL document conversion, corporate governance platform, investor perception tools, direct-to-retail electronic campaigns, online surveys & forms, newswire & online media report, etc. For more information about MZCAN, visit http://www.mzcan.com.

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