Stockholm, February 6, 2013 — NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announces that it has been selected as the supplier of board communications technology to Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest producers of electricity and the largest producer of heat. Swedish-based Vattenfall will implement NASDAQ OMX’s Director’s Desk solution for mobile and secure board communications. NASDAQ OMX was awarded the contract in a public tender issued by Vattenfall.
“Our Director’s Desk solution already has a strong global footprint and the commitment of a world leading organisation such as Vattenfall is a further testament to our technology,” said Adam Kostyal, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. “As board work is becoming increasingly global and as a result also more mobile, Director’s Desk embraces the latest technology in order to make the daily board tasks more efficient while ensuring the highest level of security and confidentiality.”
About Director’s Desk
Directors Desk offers a comprehensive solution designed to improve board communications and effectiveness while relieving corporate executives of the paperwork and time involved in keeping boards informed. Available as a fully hosted solution with no hardware or software to install, it improves board effectiveness while minimizing the time and paperwork involved in keeping directors informed. Through its web-based platform, Directors Desk is accessible 24/7 from any location on the globe. Documents can be easily updated, uploaded or downloaded by the corporate secretary or board members. And, if anyone should have questions about the materials being sent, Directors Desk offers a secure email system so that board members can converse without worrying about who has access to sensitive information.
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