NEW YORK and TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan, Sept. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE) and Nasdaq Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote mutual development and foster cooperation between the two companies. The memorandum also paves the way for both sides to work closely together in expanding their ETF markets, facilitating the cross-listing of ETFs on both the TWSE and Nasdaq markets.

“We are pleased to have formalized our relationship with Nasdaq and we are excited about the opportunities ahead,” said Mr. Chi-Hsien Lee, President of TWSE. “As Taiwan adopts a global outlook on capital markets, the Taiwan Stock Exchange has been proactive in building alliances with overseas exchanges. We look forward to collaborating together for the development of both our institutions and the wider financial services industry.”

Nasdaq and TWSE will collaborate in mutual market promotion and the compilation of indices. The MoU will also help create closer ties between the Taiwanese and U.S. capital markets, with initiatives such as bilateral visits, personnel training and exchanges to share experience and information.

“This memorandum has laid the groundwork for valuable and rewarding cooperation between TWSE and Nasdaq,” said Mr. Sandy Frucher, Vice Chairman at Nasdaq. “Our goal is to strengthen our relationship further with one of Asia’s leading exchanges. We look forward to the opportunities and overall mutual benefits with partnering with TWSE.”

About NASDAQ

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $12 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com

About Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation

Founded in 1961, the TWSE works with the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) to regulate Taiwan’s stock market, enhance market transparency and improve market infrastructure. It currently offers trading markets for stocks, warrants, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) and Taiwan Depository Receipts (TDRs). A number of quality companies are listed on TWSE, offering high dividends, and maintain robust business growth. TWSE is well-known for the cluster of technology and innovative companies, providing them with a quality fundraising platform. It is also an ideal investment platform for individual, institutional and foreign investors. To learn more, please visit: www.twse.com.tw/en/.

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