Sunday, June 29, 2008

Invesco PowerShares to Launch Exchange Traded Fund Based On New Index ; NASDAQ OMX(r) Clean Edge(r) Global Wind EnergyIndex(sm)

Invesco PowerShares to Launch Exchange Traded Fund Based On New Index ; NASDAQ OMX(r) Clean Edge(r) Global Wind EnergyIndex(sm)

NEW YORK, June 26, 2008 - The NASDAQ OMX Group,Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced today theintroduction of the NASDAQ OMX(r) Clean Edge(r) Global Wind EnergyIndex(sm) (Nasdaq:QWND), a new benchmark for the global wind energysector.

The NASDAQ OMX(r) Clean Edge(r) Global Wind Energy Index is amodified market-capitalization index and includes companies that areprimarily manufacturers, developers, distributors, installers, andusers of energy derived from wind sources."Wind energy is one of the world's fastest growing energy industriesand the launch of this index brings more focus and definition to thisimportant source of clean energy," said NASDAQ OMX Executive VicePresident John Jacobs. "This index is also a valuable addition toNASDAQ OMX's current offering of environmental sustainabilityindexes.

""Wind energy was a $30 billion global industry in 2007 and isprojected to continue growing in the years ahead," said Ron Pernick,Clean Edge Co-founder and Managing Director. "This benchmark enablesinvestors to track the Performance of pure-play and multinationalcompanies that are key drivers of this rapidly expanding industry."Invesco PowerShares Capital management LLC, a leading provider ofexchange-traded funds (ETFs), will develop an ETF based on the NASDAQOMX(r) Clean Edge(r) Global Wind Energy Index and list the etf on theNASDAQ Stock Market."We believe the PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio(Nasdaq:PWND) will represent a lower cost way for investors to accessthis key alternative-energy market with the structural benefits of anETF," said Bruce Bond, President and CEO of Invesco PowerShares.For more information about PowerShares ETFs, NASDAQ OMX(r) Clean Edge(r) Global Wind Energy Index iscalculated in real-time across the combined exchanges and isdisseminated by NASDAQ OMX in U.S. Dollars. The Index commencedcalculation today with a value of 250.00.The NASDAQ OMX(r) Clean Edge(r) Global Wind Energy Index is currentlycomprised of companies that are screened by Clean Edge and thecomponents are divided into two categories; pure play securities andmultinational corporation securities.

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About NASDAQ OMX Global Financial ProductsNASDAQ OMX Global Financial Products (NOGFP) is engaged in thedesign, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQOMX indexes. NOGFP specializes in the development of indexes focusingon NASDAQ OMX's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, andglobalization. NOGFP also provides custom index services and designsolutions as a third-party provider to selected financialorganizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes,

About NASDAQ OMXThe NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's broadest and most diverseexchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology, andpublic company services across six continents, and with over 3,900companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among majormarkets. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions tocompanies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; theOMX Nordic Exchange, including First North; and the 144A PORTALMarket. The company offers Trading across multiple asset classesincluding equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structuredproducts, and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations ofover 60 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securitiesdepositories in more than 50 countries. OMX Nordic Exchange is not alegal entity but describes the common offering from Nasdaq OMXexchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga,and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, Clean EdgeClean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area andPortland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helpscompanies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit fromclean technologies. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network ofpartners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insightinto the clean-tech sector. Among its many activities, the companypublishes the annual "Clean Energy Trends" report, produces theannual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains anumber of clean-energy stock indexes. To keep abreast of the latestclean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about thecompany's annual summit and stock indexes, or sign up for CleanEdge's free e-newsletter, visit

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThe matters described herein may contain forward-looking statementsthat are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the PrivateSecurities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include,but are not limited to, statements about the NASDAQ OMX Clean EdgeGlobal Wind Energy Index and NASDAQ OMX Group's other products andofferings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees offuture performance. Actual results may differ materially from thoseexpressed or implied in the forward-looking statements.Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertaintiesor other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include,but are not limited to, factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annualreport on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S.Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation torelease any revisions to any forward-looking statements.The NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index ("Index") is theexclusive property of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., (collectively, withits affiliates "NASDAQ OMX") and Clean Edge, Inc. ("Clean Edge").NASDAQ OMX has contracted with Standard & Poor's ("S&P") to calculateand maintain the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index. S&Pshall have no liability for any errors or omissions in calculatingthe Index.NASDAQ(r) and OMX(tm) are registered trademarks of NASDAQ OMX and TheNASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index(sm) is a service markof NASDAQ OMX and Clean Edge. These marks are collectively licensedfor use by PowerShares. The PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfoliohas not been passed on by NASDAQ OMX or Clean Edge as to its legalityor suitability. The PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio is notissued, endorsed, or sold by NASDAQ OMX or Clean Edge. NEITHER NASDAQOMX NOR CLEAN EDGE MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OR BEARS ANY LIABILITY WITHRESPECT TO THE POWERSHARES GLOBAL WIND ENERGY PORTFOLIO.NDAQG

CONTACT: NASDAQ OMXMedia Contact:Wayne Lee+301.978.4875Wayne.D.Lee@NASDAQOMX.comIssuer & Investor Contact:Lisa Chaney+301.978.8281Lisa.Chaney@NASDAQOMX.comClean Edge, Inc.Ron

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