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Amer Sports to Join the OMX Helsinki 25 Index as a result of the semi-annual review



Helsinki, January 12, 2012 - The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announced today the result of the semi-annual review of the OMX Helsinki 25 Index (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: OMXH25). Amer Sports (AMEAS) will become a component of the OMXH25 Index prior to market open on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Amer Sports will replace Talvivaara Mining Company (TLV1V).

Amer Sports is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, and has a market capitalization of approximately EUR 1.1 billion and was listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki in 1977. Amer Sports is one of the leading sporting goods companies in the world with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Mavic, Precor and Suunto. For more information about the company, go to

The OMX Helsinki 25 Index, launched in 1988, is the leading equity index for the Finnish equity market including the 25 most traded Blue chip companies on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The index is designed to track the Finnish equity market and act as underlying for financial products such as options, futures, exchange- traded funds and mutual funds.

The OMX Helsinki 25 index constituents effective February 1, 2012, are:

Amer Sports Corporation Metso Corporation   Pohjola Bank A
Cargotec Oyj Neste Oil Corporation   Rautaruukki Corporation
Elisa Corporation Nokia Corporation   Sampo Plc A
Fortum Corporation Nokian Tyres Plc   Sanoma Corporation
Kemira Oyj Nordea Bank AB FDR   Stora Enso Oyj R
Kesko Corporation B Orion Corporation B   Telia Sonera AB
KONE Corporation Outokumpu Oyj   UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Konecranes Plc    Outotec Oyj Wärtsilä Oyj
    YIT Corporation


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The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about NASDAQ OMX's products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

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Maarit Bystedt

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