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Nasdaq: Adena Friedman CEO, Robert Greifeld chairman

Adena FriedmanNasdaq named Adena Friedman president and chief executive officer, and she will also join the board of directors, effective January 1, 2017.

Ms. Friedman joined Nasdaq in 1993, and later served in a variety of leadership roles, including Head of Data Products, Head of Strategy, and Chief Financial Officer.

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In 2011, she joined The Carlyle Group as its CFO, helping to lead the firm through its initial public offering in 2012 and overseeing the firm's Finance and IT organizations for three years.

In June 2014, she rejoined Nasdaq as President, responsible for Listing Services, Information Services (Data and Index solutions), and Technology Solutions (Market Technology and Corporate Solutions).

In December 2015, Ms. Friedman was named to the additional role of Chief Operating Officer of Nasdaq.

After nearly 14 years leading the company as CEO, Bob Greifeld will become Chairman of the Board.

Nasdaq Chairman Borje Ekholm will step down as Nasdaq's Chairman on December 31, 2016, and will remain on the Board of Directors.

On October 26, 2016, Mr. Ekholm was named President and CEO of Ericsson, a position he will start on January 16, 2017.

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