Nasdaq Completes Acquisition of Marketwired

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Marketwired, a leading global provider of news distribution services and analytics for communications professionals.

Nasdaq announced its intent to acquire Marketwired on February 12, 2016.  The deal expands Nasdaq’s position as a leading, global corporate services provider. Nasdaq’s corporate services clients will benefit from an enhanced experience by gaining access to Marketwired’s market-leading social media targeting tools and analytics, as well as an expanded reach of Nasdaq’s GlobeNewswire.

The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Nasdaq’s non-GAAP earnings within twelve months and should have no material impact on Nasdaq’s financial leverage or capital return strategy.

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