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Photo Release -- NASDAQ Welcomes The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK) to The NASDAQ Stock Market

June 27, 2014



NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of The Michaels Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIK), the largest arts and crafts specialty retailer in North America, commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on June 27, 2014.

The Michaels Companies, Inc.
The Michaels Companies, Inc., North America's largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, opened for trading on The NASDAQ Stock Market on June 27, 2014.






A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=26208

Irving, Texas-based Michaels is North America's largest specialty retailer of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall decor and seasonal merchandise for the hobbyist and do-it-yourself home decorator. The company currently owns and operates 1,146 Michaels stores in 49 states and Canada and 118 Aaron Brothers stores, and produces 11 exclusive private brands including Recollections®, Studio Decor®, Bead Landing®, Creatology®, Ashland®, Celebrate It®, Art Minds®, Artist's Loft®, Craft Smart®, Loops & Threads® and Imagin8®.

"Michaels supports its customer's creativity by offering a large variety of arts and crafts merchandise along with compelling in-store and online events," said Bob Greifeld, CEO of NASDAQ OMX. "We are pleased to welcome Michaels to The NASDAQ Stock Market and we look forward to a successful partnership in the years to come."

By listing with NASDAQ, Michaels joins many of the world's largest and most revolutionary companies.

The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular security or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Statements regarding NASDAQ-listed companies are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

About The NASDAQ OMX Group

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX 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 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

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CONTACT: Media Relations Contacts: Will Briganti (646) 441-5012 william.briganti@nasdaqomx.comChristine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com



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