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Annual Changes to the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index

Friday, September 13, 2013

Annual Changes to the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index

17:05 EDT Friday, September 13, 2013

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), today announced today the results of the annual re-ranking of the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index (Nasdaq:SOX), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, September 23, 2013.

The following ten securities will be added to the Index: Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADI), ASML Holding N.V. (Nasdaq:ASML), Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq:ATML), Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE:FSL), LSI Corporation (Nasdaq:LSI), Microchip Technology Incorporated (Nasdaq:MCHP), Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:MXIM), ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq:ONNN), QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM) and Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:SWKS).

The PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index is designed to track the performance of a set of companies engaged in the design, distribution, manufacture, and sale of semiconductors. The Index is evaluated annually in September. For more information about the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com.

As a result of the re-ranking, the following ten securities will be removed from the index: Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRUS), Hittite Microwave Corporation (Nasdaq:HITT), InterDigital, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDCC), MKS Instruments, Inc. (Nasdaq:MKSI), Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (Nasdaq:MLNX), Power Integrations, Inc. (Nasdaq:POWI), Rubicon Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:RBCN), STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE:STM), SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE) and Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq:VECO).

About NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes

NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading, transparent indexes since 1971. Today, our index offering spans geographies and asset classes and includes diverse families such as the Dividend Achievers, Global, Nordic, Green Economy, Sharia and Commodity Indexes. We continuously offer new opportunities for financial product sponsors across a wide-spectrum of investable products and for asset managers to measure risk and performance. NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes also provides custom index services and design solutions to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes, visit indexes.nasdaqomx.com.

Daily index values, weightings and historical data for NASDAQ OMX indexes are available via NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch and NASDAQ OMX Global Index Data Service.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to over 3,300 listed companies worth $6.9 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any financial product or 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.

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CONTACT: Media Contact:
Wayne Lee, NASDAQ OMX
+1.301.978.4875
Issuer & Investor Contact:
Natasha Selzer, NASDAQ OMX
+1.301.978.8623

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