NASDAQ to Acquire Shareholder.Com

Jan 13, 2006

The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, a privately held firm specializing in shareholder communications and investor relations intelligence services. will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of NASDAQ. currently serves over 1,000 clients, including 396 companies currently listed on NASDAQ. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This transaction will enable NASDAQ to offer's suite of investor relations and intelligence services to its 3,200 listed companies and other publicly held companies. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2006.