SOURCE: Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

September 11, 2008 10:21 ET

NASDAQ OMX and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to Hold 3rd Annual Israeli Investor Conference, September 18, New York City

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 11, 2008) - The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ®) (NASDAQ: NDAQ) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) are pleased to announce that they will host their third Israeli Investor Conference on Thursday, September 18, 2008 in New York City. The conference will be held in association with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

The NASDAQ OMX TASE Israeli Investor conference will bring companies representing a broad spectrum of key Israeli industries, such as IT, communications, chemicals, homeland security, retail, real estate and food industries together with American institutional investors and analysts. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for the investment community to become better acquainted with Israel's dynamic economy and capital market.

Ester Levanon, Chief Executive Officer of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, will review recent developments in Israel's capital market and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Professor Leonardo Leidermen, from the Tel-Aviv University, will be the keynote speaker and will discuss the impact of global economic conditions on Israel's economy and financial markets.

The presenting companies, many of which are listed on both The NASDAQ Stock Market and TASE include: Alvarion Ltd. [ALVR], Elbit Systems Ltd. [ESLT], Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. [ELRN], NICE Systems Ltd. [NICE], Retalix Ltd. [RTLX], Delek Group Ltd. [DLEKG], Gazit-Globe Ltd. [GLOB], Israel Chemicals Ltd. [ICL], Shufersal Ltd. [SAE], Strauss Group Ltd. [STRS] and Orbotech Ltd. [ORBK].

Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group, remarked, "This is the third consecutive year of this conference, which has now become a key date in the investment calendar. The conference also follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between our two markets in November 2007. This conference is a great example of the strong working relationship between our exchanges."

"I am delighted with the enduring cooperation between TASE and NASDAQ OMX, as is reflected in this conference and the significant number of Israeli companies cross-listed on both NASDAQ and TASE," stated Ester Levanon, Chief Executive of the TASE. "The robustness of the Israeli economy and capital market is due in large part to the excellence and innovativeness exhibited by companies like those showcased at this conference. I am confident that the American financial community will find the opportunity for both value and growth that the Israeli market engenders quite compelling."


The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; the OMX Nordic Exchange, including First North; and the 144A PORTAL Market. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 60 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. OMX Nordic Exchange is not a legal entity but describes the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Established in 1953, The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange constitutes the heart of Israel's dynamic capital market and is a key driver of its economy. Combining the advantages of mature developed markets with the growth potential of emerging markets, TASE offers a vast range of opportunities for value and growth investors alike. TASE is a fully-automated exchange with a central order book trading system, based on internationally accepted rules. An integrated, fully electronic, order-driven trading system serves the equity, debt and derivatives market simultaneously. With more than 600 listed companies and a total market capitalization exceeding $400 billion, TASE is a 'one-stop shop' for capital market activity in Israel, providing companies vast alternatives for capital raising and investors increasingly diverse and sophisticated financial products. For more information, visit

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