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Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes Fairway Group Holdings Corporation (FWM) to The NASDAQ Stock Market

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes Fairway Group Holdings Corporation (FWM) to The NASDAQ Stock Market

09:24 EDT Wednesday, April 17, 2013

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that trading of Fairway Group Holdings Corporation's [Fairway Market] common stock (Nasdaq:FWM) commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Fairway Market, listed under the ticker symbol FWM, is a high-growth food retailer offering customers a differentiated one-stop shopping experience "Like No Other Market."

Fairway Group Holdings Corporation
NASDAQ Welcomes Fairway Group Holdings Corporation (FWM) to The NASDAQ Stock Market


A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=18191

Located in the tri-state area, specifically New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as well as New York City, Fairway Market is an innovative food retailer that offers customers an extensive selection of fresh, natural and organic products, prepared foods and specialty and gourmet items, as well as conventional grocery products. Fairway market creates a premier food shopping experience that appeals to a broad demographic by offering large product selection, in-store experience and value pricing. Fairway has been listed on Inc.'s top 5,000 fastest growing private companies for 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

"Fairway Market has created a truly unique grocery destination by offering customers a broad product selection of hard-to-find specialty and gourmet offerings at value prices," said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX. "We are excited to welcome Fairway Market to the list of innovative companies that call NASDAQ home and we look forward to their continued growth and success in the future."

NASDAQ has consistently been the exchange of choice for innovative, industry-leading companies such as Fairway Market. Fairway market joins the ranks of leading NASDAQ-listed food retailers and grocery destinations including, Whole Foods Market Inc, Costco, Fresh Market Inc, Village Super Market Inc., and Chef's Warehouse.

About NASDAQ OMX

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The information contained above is provided by The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular security or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Statements regarding NASDAQ-listed companies 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: Jennifer Knapp
+1 212 401 8916
Jennifer.Knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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