Windstream Moving Stock Listing to NASDAQ Exchange

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Nov 25, 2009

Windstream Moving Stock Listing to NASDAQ Exchange

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., November 25, 2009 - Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN) announced today that it will voluntarily move its stock exchange listing to the NASDAQ Global Select Market, an exchange of The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ), from the New York Stock Exchange, effective Dec. 10, 2009.

Windstream stock will continue to trade under the “WIN” ticker symbol after the move.

"Our switch to NASDAQ exemplifies our continued focus on shareholder value. We believe NASDAQ's innovative trading platform and cost-effective services will provide increased value to both Windstream and our shareholders," said Rob Clancy, senior vice president and treasurer for Windstream.

“Windstream has built a significant footprint in the telecommunications business by focusing on the rural market and using the power of technology to improve the way its customers live, work and play,” said Bruce Aust, executive vice president, The NASDAQ OMX Group. “We are delighted to welcome them to our family of innovative companies.”

About Windstream

Windstream Corporation is an S&P 500 company that provides phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition digital TV services to customers in 16 states. The company also offers a wide range of IP-based voice and data services and advanced phone systems and equipment to businesses and government agencies. The company has approximately 3 million access lines and about $3.1 billion in annual revenues. Windstream is ranked 4th in the 2009 BusinessWeek 50 ranking of the best performing U.S. companies. For more information about Windstream, visit www.windstream.com.

About NASDAQ OMX

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook and Twitter.


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