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The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.: Distribution and Impact of Discovery Communications Inc. Distribution on the NASDAQ OMX Indexes

2014-08-02 02:05:00
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NDAQ XNAS U.S.A. New York






NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 16, 2014, Discovery

Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:DISCA) announced a distribution of Class C shares

to its stockholders.



NASDAQ OMX is providing the information below to clarify the effect of this

distribution on Discovery Communications, Inc. Class A shares in the NASDAQ OMX

indexes.



As a result of this transaction, upon distribution, the Discovery

Communications, Inc. Class C shares will be added to all NASDAQ OMX indexes that

contain Discovery Communications, Inc. Class A shares, including, but not

limited to, the NASDAQ-100 Index and the NASDAQ Global Index Family.



This is effective prior to market open on August 7, 2014, the ex-date of the

distribution.



In order to best reflect our evolving market, both the Class A shares and the

Class C shares of Discovery Communications, Inc. will remain in the Indexes.

This action is being taken to provide for seamless distribution of the new

securities, and ensure Index continuity.



Projected Index Timeline



August 7 Ex Date:



Prior to market open on Thursday, August 7, 2014, Discovery Communications, Inc.

Class C shares will be added to pertinent NASDAQ OMX indexes, including, but not

limited to, the NASDAQ-100 and NASDAQ Global Index Family.



In addition, adjustments will be made to the previous closing price of the

Discovery Communications, Inc. Class A shares, to reflect the pro rata

distribution of the Class C shares.



Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements



Information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking statements

that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. NASDAQ OMX cautions readers

that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance

and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the

forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements include, but are

not limited to (i) projections about our future financial results, growth,

trading volumes, taxes and achievement of synergy targets, (ii) statements about

the closing or implementation dates and benefits of certain strategic,

technology, de-leveraging and capital return initiatives, (iii) statements about

our integrations of our recent acquisitions, (iv) statements relating to any

litigation or regulatory or government investigation or action to which we are

or could become a party, and (v) other statements that are not historical

facts. 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, NASDAQ OMX's ability to implement its strategic initiatives,

economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and

industry regulation, interest rate risk, U.S. and global competition, and other

factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange

Commission, including its annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on

Form 10-Q which are available on NASDAQ OMX's website at

http://www.nasdaqomx.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. NASDAQ OMX

undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement,

whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



About NASDAQ OMX Group



NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology,

information and public company services across six continents. Through its

diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize

and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies

that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital

markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its

technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the

world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed

companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000

corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.



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. NASDAQ OMX makes no recommendation to buy or sell any

financial product nor 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.



NDAQG



CONTACT: Media Contact:



Joe Christinat

NASDAQ OMX

+1 (646) 441-5121

+1 (646) 284-5920

joseph.christinat@nasdaqomx.com









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Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. via GlobeNewswire

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