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Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes Independent Bank Group to the NASDAQ Global Market(R)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 11:52 AM


NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that the trading of Independent Bank Group Inc. (Nasdaq:IBTX) commenced on the NASDAQ Global Market® today.

Independent Bank Group IPO
Independent Bank Group celebrated its initial public offering on The NASDAQ Stock Market today, April 3, 2012.


Independent Bank Group Opening Bell
Vincent Viola, Founder and David Brooks, Chairman & CEO rang The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell to celebrate Independent Bank Group’s IPO on NASDAQ today.


Photos accompanying this release are available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=17946 and http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=17947

Independent Bank Group is a bank holding company headquartered in McKinney, Texas. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Independent Bank, the Company provides a wide range of relationship-driven commercial banking products and services tailored to meet the needs of businesses, professionals and individuals. Independent Bank operates 30 banking offices in 26 communities in two market regions located in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area and the greater Austin, Texas, area. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had total assets of approximately $1.7 billion, total loans of approximately $1.4 billion and total deposits of approximately $1.4 billion.

"Independent Bank Group has continuously expanded since its first acquisition in 1988," said Bob Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer, NASDAQ OMX. "We are thrilled to welcome Independent Bank Group to the NASDAQ family, and we look forward to supporting its continued growth and success as a public company."

Independent Bank Group joins some of the world's most progressive and innovative companies by listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market, which is home to more than 550 financial and real estate companies – more than any other U.S. exchange. This year, NASDAQ has welcomed seven IPOs in the financial sector, including Independent Bank Group, CyrusOne Inc, HF2 Financial Management and Garrison Capital Inc.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets including 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-55 microsecond average speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,300 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular security or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Statements regarding NASDAQ-listed companies are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

NDAQG

CONTACT: Jennifer Knapp
         +1 212 401 8916
         Jennifer.Knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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