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Tuesday, September 08, 2009



Equity Trader Alert #2009 - 64
SIFMA Industry-Wide Mock Disaster Test to be Held Saturday, October 24, 2009

Markets Impacted:

            The NASDAQ Stock Market
            NASDAQ OMX BX

Contact Information:

            Transaction Services U.S. Market Sales at +1 800 846 0477
            NASDAQ Trading Services at +1 212 231 5180

What you need to know:

            On Saturday, October 24, 2009, SIFMA will hold an industry-wide “mock disaster” test.
            The NASDAQ Stock Market and NASDAQ OMX BX will participate in the test.




What will take place?

On Saturday, October 24, 2009, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) will
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hold an industry-wide “mock disaster” test. The NASDAQ Stock Market and NASDAQ OMX BX (BX )
will participate in the test.

What is the purpose of the test?

This test provides the opportunity to verify the ability of firms, markets and utilities to operate through an
emergency using backup sites, recovery facilities and backup communications capabilities across the
industry. The test will simulate a disaster scenario and will allow customers to use the appropriate backup
connectivity method to place test orders, receive simulated executions and conduct settlement interactions.

All order entry, drop copy sessions and market data connections will be available for the test. All U.S.
equities will be available for order entry. Firms may use their current access ports for the test. However,
firms should connect to the backup facility to ensure that all backup systems operate as expected.

NASDAQ OMX production systems will be available for pre-market trading at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time (ET),
followed by a market open at 9:30 a.m., ET. A market close event will be scheduled for 12:00 p.m., ET, with
a subsequent post-trading session until 12:30 p.m., ET.

Do I need to register for the SIFMA “mock disaster” test?

Firms can register for the Saturday test by contacting NASDAQ Trading Services at +1 212 231 5180 by
noon on the Wednesday prior to the Saturday test date.
Regularly-scheduled Saturday User Acceptance Tests (UATs) are also available on September 12, 2009,
and October 10, 2009.

Where can I find more information?

           For additional testing information, refer to the SIFMA Test Announcement.
           Contact Transaction Services U.S. Market Sales at +1 800 846 0477
           Contact NASDAQ Trading Services at +1 212 231 5180

				
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