NASDAQ OMX Europe expands into Eastern Europe

NASDAQ OMX Europe expands into Eastern Europe

10/09/09

NASDAQ OMX Europe ("NEURO") today announced its intention to offer trading in blue chip securities listed on Budapest Stock Exchange, Warsaw Stock Exchange and Prague Stock Exchange.

This expansion will be supported by EMCF who will provide Central Counterparty (CCP) clearing services for NEURO in these new markets.

Charlotte Crosswell, President of NASDAQ OMX Europe commented, "This extension is a natural evolution in our pan-European strategy and together with EMCF we will ensure that our customers are able to access the markets they require through one single connection to NEURO."

Jan Booij, CEO of EMCF commented, "We are very pleased to support the expansion of NASDAQ OMX Europe's offering by extending our proven and reliable clearing solution to these new markets."

This expansion into Eastern Europe is expected to take place in Q1 2010 and is subject to regulatory approval.