updated 9/20/2010 7:16:27 AM ET 2010-09-20T11:16:27

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Wilder Transport Index LLC announced today the results of the quarterly evaluation of the Wilder NASDAQ OMX Global Energy Efficient Transport IndexSM (Nasdaq:HAUL), which will become effective with the market open today.

The following three securities will be added to the Index: China Railway Construction Corp. (1186 HK), A123 Systems, Inc. (AONE UQ), and Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA UQ).

The Index is designed to track innovative, energy efficient transportation companies, specifically, those companies that stand to benefit substantially from a societal transition towards cleaner and improved means of moving goods and people as determined by Wilder Transport Index, LLC ("Wilder, LLC"). The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market capitalization and average daily dollar trading volume. The Wilder NASDAQ OMX Global Energy Efficient Transport IndexSM is evaluated quarterly in March, June, September and December. For more information about the Wilder NASDAQ OMX Global Energy Efficient Transport IndexSM, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/ .

The PowerShares Global Progressive Transportation Portfolio (Nasdaq:PTRP) is an exchange traded fund that seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield, before the Fund's fees and expenses, of the Wilder NASDAQ OMX Global Energy Efficient Transport IndexSM.

As a result of the evaluation, the following two securities will be removed from the Index: Merida Industry Ltd. (9914 TT) and Capstone Turbine Corp. (CPST UQ).

About NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group

NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is engaged in the design, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQ OMX Indexes. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group specializes in the development of indexes focusing on NASDAQ OMX's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, and globalization. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group also provides custom index services and design solutions as a third-party provider to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit www.nasdaq.com/indexes .

About 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 ).

About Dr. Wilder of Wilder Transport Index LLC

Dr. Rob Wilder is Manager of the Wilder NASDAQ OMX Global Energy Efficient Transport Index (HAUL), the first Index for better efficiency in transportation. Dr. Wilder previously co-founded the WilderHill Clean Energy Index (ECO), the first clean energy Index; also the WilderHill Progressive Energy Index (WHPRO), the first for improving our modern energy portrait. He is co-manager of the WilderHill New Energy Global Innovation Index (NEX). Dr. Wilder holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Santa Barbara. For more information, please see, http://www.greentransportation.com .


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