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NASDAQ OMX Announces Third Quarter 2008 New Listings Statistics

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that The NASDAQ Stock Market(r) (NASDAQ(r)) captured a total of 58 new listings, including three New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)-listed companies, 16 American Stock Exchange (AMEX)-listed companies, and seven IPOs in the third quarter of 2008.

The new listings are comprised of the following categories:

                                               3rd Qtr 2008
 Total New Listings                                 58
 Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)                     7
 Amex & NYSE Switches/Dual Listings                 19
 Upgrades from OTCBB & Pink Sheets                  13
 ETFs, Structured Products & Other Listings         19

NASDAQ IPOs raised over $3.4 billion in the quarter and were led by GT Solar International, Inc. (Nasdaq:SOLR) and Energy Recovery, Inc. (Nasdaq:ERII). Also, IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq:IACI) spun-off four subsidiaries that listed on NASDAQ: Ticketmaster (Nasdaq:TKTM), Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:IILG), HSN Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI), and Inc. (Nasdaq:TREE).

Notable listings in the quarter included three switches from the NYSE, bringing $23 billion in market capitalization to NASDAQ. They were CME Group (Nasdaq:CME), the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, Seagate Technology (Nasdaq:STX), a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives and storage solutions, and Celera Corporation (Nasdaq:CRA), a healthcare business delivering personalized disease management through a combination of products and services.

NASDAQ is also proud to note that in the third quarter Automatic Data Processing announced its intent to switch its listing from the NYSE to NASDAQ and retain its three-character ticker symbol ADP. Automatic Data Processing's effective transfer date was October 21, 2008.

NASDAQ also saw sixteen switches from Amex in the third quarter, eight of which elected to retain their three-character tickers. Transfers from the Amex were led by iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund (Nasdaq:IBB), Jinpan International Limited (Nasdaq:JST) and Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:PGC).

Of the 58 new listings, NASDAQ saw nine non-U.S. new listings in the quarter, including the IPO of Westport Innovations Inc. (Nasdaq:WPRT), the first IPO acquisition company listing on NASDAQ, Chardan China Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq:CACA), the Amex switch of Chinese herbal nutritional provider China Sky One Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSKI) and the OTCBB upgrade of China TransInfo Technology Corp. (Nasdaq:CTFO).

Below is a list of the other Amex switches to NASDAQ in the third quarter:

 Company                                              Ticker
 QuadraMed Corp                                       QDHC
 MTS Medication Technologies Inc.                     MTSI
 Abraxas Petroleum Corp.                              AXAS
 Canterbury Park Holding Corp.                        CPHC
 Chyron Corp.                                         CHYR
 Union Bankshares Inc.                                UNB
 Ecology & Environment Inc.                           EEI
 Teton Energy Corp.                                   TEC
 A.T. Cross Co.                                       ATX
 Psychemedics Corp.                                   PMD
 New Generation Biofuels Holdings Inc.                NGBF
 American Caresource Holdings Inc.                    ANCI

To view all new NASDAQ listings in 2008, visit

Statistics are sourced from internal NASDAQ information. IPOs include offerings done on a "best efforts" basis. For more information about these and other NASDAQ market performance statistics, visit


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 over 3,900 companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; the OMX Nordic Exchange, including First North; and the 144A PORTAL Market. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 60 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. OMX Nordic Exchange is not a legal entity but describes the common offering from Nasdaq OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit

Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates (collectively "NASDAQ OMX") makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing.


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