NASDAQ Welcomes Proofpoint, Inc. to the NASDAQ Global Market®

NEW YORK, April 20, 2012 – The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that Proofpoint Inc. (Nasdaq: PFPT) is trading today on the NASDAQ Global Market®.
Proofpoint is a pioneering security-as-a-service provider that focuses on cloud-based solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving & governance and secure communications. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint's expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system to protect against phishing, malware and spam, safeguard privacy, encrypt sensitive information, and archive and govern messages and critical enterprise information.

"In an age where cyber crime is an imminent threat, Proofpoint's protective security-as-a-service solutions are instrumental in helping clients spend less time worrying about data protection and more time focusing on their primary business concerns," said Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group, "We are pleased to welcome Proofpoint to The NASDAQ Stock Market® and look forward to a successful and enduring partnership with them in the future."

Since its inception, NASDAQ OMX® has consistently been the exchange of choice for the world's most progressive and innovative companies. Proofpoint joins some of the world's largest and most reputable technology companies by listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market, including Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, Google, Intel, Cisco, eBay, Baidu, Adobe, Dell, Yandex and Zynga. As of yearend 2011, NASDAQ was home to 73% of all info tech and telecom companies that list their shares on U.S. markets, and was home to the two largest tech IPOs of 2011, Yandex [NASDAQ:YNDX] and Zynga [NASDAQ:ZNGA].

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the US and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $5.1 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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Proofpoint, Proofpoint Enterprise Governance, Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy and Digital Thread are trademarks or registered trademarks of Proofpoint, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Jennifer Knapp
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