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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Nasdaq to realign its technology unit, hires new CIO, (NASDAQ: NDAQ)

Nasdaq OMX Group said on Thursday it is combining its software and technology units as the exchange operator looks to sell more services to the companies that list on its exchanges and draw more revenue from its corporate customers.The new global technology solutions business unit will be led by Anna Ewing, who currently runs the Nasdaq's technology unit.Nasdaq also said it appointed Bradley Peterson as global chief information officer, effective Feb. 6.Peterson, a former CIO for Charles Schwab Corp, where he oversaw the development of Schwab's mobile brokerage and banking applications, will report to Ewing, who currently holds the CIO position.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ OMX) is a holding company. Shares of NDAQ remained unchanged at $26.85. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $21.03 and as high as $27.34. On average, 1402020 shares of NDAQ exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 0.