Nov 16, 2006 | NEW YORK - (PrimeZone Media Network via COMTEX News Network) - The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and MetricStream, Inc. today announced the launch of a portal and online community, Corporate.ComplianceOnline.com, to assist NASDAQ-listed companies in reducing the cost and complexity of compliance. ComplianceOnline.com, a business unit of MetricStream, is currently accessed by over a million users worldwide who utilize its extensive vertical search, content, regulatory alerts, and live and on-demand training resources. Its community feature allows thousands of regulatory professionals to interact online and share information.

The portal is the first site to offer a comprehensive resource with information specific to hundreds of regulations, standards and policies related to regulated industries. The site will be accessible to NASDAQ listed companies through NASDAQ's Corporate Services Network as well as through the URL Corporate.ComplianceOnline.com.

The alliance with MetricStream and its Compliance Online business unit furthers NASDAQ's strategy to provide its listed companies with access to a full suite of corporate governance services from leading providers including the National Association of Corporate Directors and Equilar. NASDAQ companies can now more easily access information on a broad range of compliance issues ranging from Food and Drug Administration, SEC, Basel, Patriot Act, OSHA, HIPPAA, and GLBA guidelines to Environmental, FERC/Energy and ISO 9000 standards among others.

Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President of the NASDAQ Corporate Client Group, said, "Compliance Online has created a resource that aggregates a tremendous amount of information in a very user friendly, efficient, and transparent fashion. They have truly innovated in the risk and compliance space. We are aligning with ComplianceOnline to bring new and better solutions to companies to aid them in more efficiently and successfully navigating a wide range of federal and industry-specific regulatory requirements."

"This launch with NASDAQ strengthens our approach of combining expert-generated content and process automation to help companies manage their governance, risk and compliance better," said Shellye Archembeau, CEO, MetricStream. "With this portal, MetricStream continues to demonstrate its market leadership in this space."

NASDAQ Corporate Services provides access to products, services and information to NASDAQ companies with the intent of facilitating transparency, mitigating risk and inspiring better corporate governance. For more information about NASDAQ Corporate Services, visit www.nasdaq.net .

About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (www.metricstream.com).

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