The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500) fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management and trade to surveillance and clearing. In the US and Europe, the Group owns and operates 24 markets, three clearinghouses and five 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 99.999% uptime, its technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering one in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Its award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth US$ 6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, The NASDAQ OMX Group gives 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.