NASDAQ Announces Mid-month Open Short Interest Positions in NASDAQ Stocks as of Settlement Date December 14, 2007

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| Source: NASDAQ, Inc.

NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of December 14, 2007, short interest in 2,702 NASDAQ Global Market(sm) securities totaled 8,091,708,341 shares compared with 8,154,966,590 shares in 2,703 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of November 30, 2007. The mid-December short interest represents 3.88 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 4.07 days for the prior reporting period.

Short interest in 509 securities on The NASDAQ Capital Market(sm) totaled 188,830,968 shares at the end of the settlement date of December 14, 2007, compared with 191,482,304 shares in 507 securities for the previous reporting period. This represents 3.68 days average daily volume, compared with the previous reporting period's figure of 4.08.

In summary, short interest in all 3,211 NASDAQ(r) securities totaled 8,280,539,309 shares at the end of the December 14, 2007 settlement date, compared with 3,210 issues and 8,346,448,894 shares at the end of the previous reporting period. This is 3.88 days average daily volume, compared with an average of 4.07 days for the previous reporting period.

The open short interest positions reported for each NASDAQ security reflect the total number of shares sold short by all broker/dealers regardless of their exchange affiliations. A short sale is generally understood to mean the sale of a security that the seller does not own or any sale that is consummated by the delivery of a security borrowed by or for the account of the seller.

For more information on NASDAQ Short interest positions, including publication dates, visit http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/asp/short_interest.asp.

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Wayne Lee
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Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com