This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Feb 20, 2008.
Premier global exchange company
The NASDAQ OMX Group is a premier global exchange company that is the largest in global listings, second largest in market capitalization of listed companies, second largest in cash equity trading worldwide and the third largest in equity derivatives trading in both the U.S. and Europe.
For the 12 months ended September 30, 2007, the combined company had an average daily trading volume of 7.4 million trades in cash equities, representing a value of approximately $61.0 billion. During the nine months ended September 30, 2007, the combined companys traded value of cash equities was approximately $14.0 trillion. In addition, the combined company has over 3,950 listings from 39 countries with an aggregate market capitalization of approximately $6.2 trillion as of September 30, 2007. We believe we will continue to be the single largest liquidity pool for trading equities in the U.S. The NASDAQ OMX Group has many of the worlds largest companies listed on its marketplaces, with a leading market share of listings in the technology, software, telecommunication and pulp and paper industries worldwide. Issuers listing with the combined company will be associated with an innovative, future-focused global exchange company with blue-chip peers in all industry sectors and will have access to a broad base of investors. Over time, we expect that The NASDAQ OMX Group will be able to offer a global liquidity pool and cross-border trading, while continuing to maintain the technology leadership that offers investors speed, scalability, reliability and low cost.