The FINANCIAL — "A good number of participants have connected to NASDAQ OMX Europe over the last six months. Many have expressed considerable interest in supporting the growth of NASDAQ OMX Europe as well as The NASDAQ OMX Group (Nasdaq:NDAQ).
This program offers our participants an opportunity to share in our success," said Charlotte Crosswell, President NASDAQ OMX Europe.
In order to become eligible for the program, NASDAQ OMX Europe participants must achieve pre-determined market share thresholds. Participants that meet these thresholds will be eligible to receive options entitling them to purchase up to a total of 1.3 million shares of common stock of The NASDAQ OMX Group in two tranches, provided they continue to meet specified market share thresholds. The initial period will be from 1 June to 31 August 2009.