NASDAQ OMX Introduces Investor Relations Website Solution for the Banking Sector

3/4/2010

WebCenter360 Banking Suite to Feature Highline Financial Data and Analytics to Maximize the Transparency and Interactivity of Investor Communications 

New York, NY, March 4, 2010 – The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) today launched its WebCenter360 Banking Suite, a competitively priced investor relations website solution built for global, regional and community banks. NASDAQ announced that the WebCenter360 Banking Suite will be powered by data and analytics from Highline Financial, the preferred source for banking information and analytics for the financial sector. 

“Investor Relations websites are increasingly becoming the number one source of information for investors,” said Demetrios N. Skalkotos, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Services, NASDAQ OMX.  “Our WebCenter360 Banking Suite is specially designed to increase the transparency of this critically important communications channel employing high quality competitive research, stock information and data from Highline Financial to those investing in the banking industry.” 

“We welcome this strategic partnership with NASDAQ OMX as the need for access to on demand banking sector data  is crucial for investors to inform their daily investment and business decisions,” said Terry Waters, President and CEO, Highline Financial. “The integration of Highline Financial data and analytics in the WebCenter360 Banking Suite will allow the delivery of timely, accurate and comprehensive banking information to NASDAQ’s investor relations customers.”   

Integrated into the WebCenter360 banking suite, Highline Financial will provide tools that will enable investors to more easily analyze a bank’s performance via a dashboard setup.  Investors can access information such as Peer Analysis and Deposit Market Analysis, which ranks banks by geographic market. Utilizing these new services, bank Investment Relations Officers can provide more transparent investor communications, more efficiently.  

The WebCenter360 Banking Suite leverages the unique legacy features of the current WebCenter360 platform and introduces comparative data tools designed for investors analyzing bank performance and shareholders researching company information.  The platform can be customized to be seamlessly integrated with the brand look-and-feel of any corporate website. 

The new features include Peer Analysis, Deposit Market Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions Summary and Detail, Financial Statistics, and Deposits & Loans Composition.

  • Peer Analysis shows investors comparisons of financial metrics of one bank to those of its peers.  This enables investor relations executives to show investors how their bank compares to its peer institutions with quick, at-a-glance data points.
  • Deposit Market Analysis allows website visitors to see how the bank ranks within a specific market.  It compares market share analysis year-over-year so investors can see how the bank ranks at different market levels. 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Summary displays information about what the bank has acquired or divested on a transaction by transaction level.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Detail include information about the buying or selling party, the date, location, agent, financial arrangements, and specific sets of loan transactions. 
  • Financial Statistics offers the investors an in-depth glance at banking industry-specific financial metrics.
  • Deposits & Loans Composition allows the investor to view the makeup of the bank’s investment portfolio as broken out so that it totals 100 percent of total gross loans or gross deposits.

These enhancements complement the product’s current features, including the Mobile IR Site, IR Toolkit, Download Library, RSS News Feeds, Shareholder Briefcase, and programs to manage corporate governance, SEC Filings, stock information, events, press releases, information requests and more.  

WebCenter360 Banking Suite is one of many investor relations and communications products from NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions, which offers services across its Communications, Intelligence, Visibility, and Governance Platforms. 

For more information, please visit: http://nasdaq.net/PublicPages/CS-IR-Websites.aspx

About NASDAQ OMX

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world’s largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the . The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in , . For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visithttp://www.nasdaqomx.com.  *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

About Highline Financial

Highline Financial is the preferred source of banking information and tools with decades of experience serving the financial industry.  Our mission is to deliver the highest quality and most relevant banking data and analytics solutions that enable our clients to manage financial risks and make profitable investment decisions every day, at a lower cost of ownership. We do this by combining our focused industry expertise in banking with best of breed industry partnerships to fulfill the on-demand strategic needs of executives, business leaders and analysts in financial institutions, corporations and public sector agencies.   For more information visit www.highlinefi.com