XNAS:NDAQ NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Insider Activity 4 Filing - 2/22/2012

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FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
KNIGHT EDWARD S
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NASDAQ OMX GROUP, INC. [NDAQ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Executive Vice President
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
ONE LIBERTY PLAZA
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/22/2012
(Street)

NEW YORK, NY 10006
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share 02/22/2012   A   42,723(1) A $ 0 203,821(2) D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) $7.35               (3) 11/15/2014 Common Stock 150,000   150,000 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) $9.15               (4) 02/18/2014 Common Stock 75,000   75,000 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) $19.75               (5) 03/04/2020 Common Stock 22,059   22,059 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) $25.07               (6) 12/17/2018 Common Stock 39,458   39,458 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) $25.28               (7) 03/28/2021 Common Stock 25,496   25,496 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) $35.92               (8) 12/13/2016 Common Stock 28,801   28,801 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) $45.38               (9) 12/12/2017 Common Stock 19,555   19,555 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
KNIGHT EDWARD S
ONE LIBERTY PLAZA
NEW YORK, NY 10006
      Executive Vice President  

Signatures

 /s/ Edward S. Knight   02/24/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Represents the settlement of performance share units (PSUs) that were granted under The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Equity Incentive Plan on March 28, 2011. The ultimate amount of shares to be received under the grant depended upon the achievement of performance goals during a one-year performance period from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. On February 22, 2012, the Management Compensation Committee of NASDAQ OMX's Board of Directors approved the settlement of the PSU grant. The shares underlying the PSUs will vest as to one-third on December 31, 2012, one-third on December 31, 2013 and one-third on December 31, 2014.
(2) Represents (i) 12,640 shares of common stock acquired upon exercise of vested stock options, (ii) 77,384 shares or units of restricted stock, of which 22,606 are vested, (iii) 97,499 shares underlying PSUs, of which 12,149 shares are vested and (iv) 16,298 shares purchased pursuant to the Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
(3) Options vested as to 100%.
(4) Options vested as to 100%.
(5) Options exercisable on March 4, 2014.
(6) Options exercisable on December 17, 2012.
(7) Options exercisable on March 28, 2014.
(8) Options vested as to 100%.
(9) Options vested as to 100%.

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