NASDAQ OMX Expands Information Services Resources for the Capital Markets

New York - 15 May 2014

Additions Offer Unique Window on Global Consumer Trends 

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), a market leading provider of real-time and historical market data,announced the expansion of its solutions designed to help investment professionals make more informed investment decisions.

Beginning this month, NASDAQ OMX will make MasterCard SpendingPulse® and MasterCard Sector Insights™ reports available through its Global Data Products subscription service. This arrangement expands NASDAQ OMX's current offering to buy-side investors, and will offer unparalleled access to detailed information on consumer spending activity in a variety of global economic sectors.

"Access to insightful and actionable intelligence is a necessity for today's investment professionals," said Brian Hyndman, Senior Vice President, Global Information Services at NASDAQ OMX. "The breadth and depth of consumer data available in MasterCard's reports is unmatched in the industry, and it is what investment professionals around the world need to help inform investment decisions for their clients."

MasterCard SpendingPulse provides a macro-economic view of consumer spending trends across multiple markets, drawing on national retail sales and aggregated sales activity from the MasterCard payments network, as well as estimates for all other payment forms, including cash and check.

MasterCard Sector Insights expands beyond the monthly SpendingPulse report, providing a weekly view of retail sales trends within key industry sectors, to helps merchants, banks, financial institutions, investors and governments make faster, near real-time business decisions.

"SpendingPulse has historically been one of the most sought-after reports in the investment community," said Sarah Quinlan, Senior Vice President, Market Insights for MasterCard Advisors. "Today, a new group of investment professionals can gain insights like how warmer weather last month is giving retailers greater optimism of improved sales and a continued comeback, especially in discretionary spending."

MasterCard SpendingPulse and Sector Insights reports and content, including estimated forecasts of spending trends, do not in any way contain, reflect or relate to actual MasterCard operational or financial performance, or specific payment-card-issuer data.

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