This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Aug 17, 2007.
Superior long-term value
As previously disclosed, the NASDAQ offer includes a substantial portion of NASDAQ shares, giving OMX shareholders a 28% stake in the combined company, NASDAQ OMX Group, and the opportunity to participate in the resulting long-term value creation opportunity. NASDAQ OMX Group will bring together two companies that share a relentless focus on continuous innovation and growth, a strategy that leverages world-class technology as a competitive strength and a commitment to increasing shareholder value. The new company combines two highly complementary businesses, uniting NASDAQs strong brand, highly efficient electronic trading platform and track record of customer-focused innovation with OMXs global technology services platform and
customer base, efficient Nordic Exchange, and track record of successful cross-border exchange integrations. The combination will create:
As the worlds premier exchange and technology company, the NASDAQ OMX Group will have increased financial and managerial resources to drive organic growth and will be the partner of choice for future cooperation and consolidation opportunities in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Furthermore, the merged company will be able to realize total pre-tax annual synergies of at least $150 million. Consequently, NASDAQ is confident that the long-term financial and operational benefits to shareholders of a NASDAQ-OMX combination are significantly greater than Bourse Dubais offer.