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The NASDAQ Stock Market Announces Open Short-Interest Positions In NASDAQ Stocks For June 2007

Date 26/06/2007

As of mid-June, short interest in 2,745 NASDAQ Global Market(sm) securities totaled 8,966,592,245 shares compared with 8,205,105,350 shares in 2,752 Global Market issues for the month of May. The June short interest represents 4.36 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.94 days in May.

Short interest in 529 securities on The NASDAQ Capital Market(sm) totaled 203,997,572 shares for June, compared with 195,673,578 shares in 529 securities for the month of May. This represents 3.86 days average daily volume, compared with last month's figure of 2.49.

In summary, short interest in all 3,274 NASDAQ(r) securities totaled 9,170,589,817 shares for June, compared with 3,281 issues and 8,400,778,928 shares in May. This is 4.35 days average daily volume, compared with last month's average of 3.89 days.

The open short-interest positions reported for each NASDAQ security reflect the total number of shares sold short by all broker/dealers regardless of their exchange affiliations. A short sale is generally understood to mean the sale of a security that the seller does not own or any sale that is consummated by the delivery of a security borrowed by or for the account of the seller.

The monthly NASDAQ short-interest figures are current as of the 14th of the month and are released to the media after the market close on the seventh business day following that date. The figures this month include all short-interest positions reported from May 10, 2007 through June 12, 2007 and settled as of June 15, 2007.

The total NASDAQ short positions for the preceding 12 months and current month follow:

Number of
  Settlement Date      Total Short Interest    Securities
  ---------------      --------------------    ----------
  June 15, 2006            7,188,384,593         3,299
  July 14, 2006            7,139,899,294         3,300
  August 15, 2006          7,268,106,428         3,286
  September 15, 2006       7,353,774,333         3,294
  October 13, 2006         7,414,701,519         3,312
  November 15, 2006        7,004,368,041         3,311
  December 15, 2006        6,924,409,737         3,288
  January 12, 2007         6,884,364,389         3,279
  February 15, 2007        7,044,297,013         3,292
  March 15, 2007           7,893,983,530         3,287
  April 13, 2007           8,011,592,931         3,293
  May 15, 2007             8,400,778,928         3,281
  June 15, 2007            9,170,589,817         3,274

For more information on NASDAQ Short-Interest positions, including publication dates, visit http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/asp/short_interest.asp.