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Bruce E. Aust - Nasdaq

Bruce E. Aust is the Vice Chairman of NASDAQ (NASDAQ: NDAQ), the world’s largest exchange. In this role, Mr. Aust oversees global business development and relationship management with the 3,700 companies listed on NASDAQ OMX Group’s 16 listing markets. Mr. Aust also has responsibility for NASDAQ OMX’s Corporate Services unit, which provides investor relations, corporate governance and visibility services to public and private companies worldwide.

Mr. Aust oversees a nationwide sales force in the U.S. as well as global representatives serving countries including China, Israel, India, Russia, Japan, Korea, South America and the Nordic and Baltic regions.

During Mr. Aust’s tenure, NASDAQ OMX has attracted some of the country’s highest profile IPOs, including Google, Baidu, JetBlue and Verisk Analytics, as well as NYSE company switches including Mattel, News Corporation, Dreamworks, ADP, Direct TV, Liberty Media, Micron, BMC Software, and Vodafone.

Previously, Mr. Aust served as Executive Director and Vice President of the Corporate Client Group, a role in which he maintained oversight of all listed companies in the Western Region, representing 60 percent of the market cap on NASDAQ. He has assisted more than 200 companies in going public and works closely with CEOs and executives of some of the most well-known companies listed on NASDAQ. Throughout his career with the firm, he has been instrumental in managing NASDAQ OMX’s international investor programs, providing listed companies with exposure to institutional investors in Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining NASDAQ in 1998, Mr. Aust spent 12 years at Fidelity Investments in a variety of sales, trading, and management positions in Dallas, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. He is the recipient of the University of Southern Mississippi College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award and The Digital Leadership award from Computers for Youth.

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