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Completion of merger of APK and VPC


Completion of merger of APK and VPC VPC AB and OMX AB (publ) today announce that the parties have fulfilled the terms and conditions of the agreements regarding the merger of the OMX-owned Finnish Central Securities Depository (APK) and VPC, the Swedish equivalent, thereby creating a strong joint central securities depository group within the Nordic region. Following the completion of the merger, the business area Settlement & Depository will be deconsolidated and will no longer be a part of the OMX organization. For more information or comments, please contact: Hanna Linderstål, Communication, VPC +46 8 402 91 45 Anna Rasin, VP Marketing & Communications, OMX +46 8 405 66 12 About VPC VPC is the central link between issuers and owners/custodians of financial instruments. VPC plays a central role in the financial system and the main parts of securities possessions and transactions on the Swedish capital markets are registered and processed through VPC. As a CSD and clearinghouse, VPC is responsible for providing long-term secure and cost-effective services for the management of shares, bonds and other financial instruments. For more information, visit About OMX OMX owns and operates the largest securities marketplace in Northern Europe and is a leading provider of marketplace services and solutions for the financial and energy markets. OMX consists of two divisions: OMX Technology a world-leading provider of solutions and services (outsourcing and transaction processing) based on pioneering and proven technology and OMX Exchanges the integrated Nordic and Baltic marketplace for securities, giving customers access to 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic securities market. For more information, visit About APK APK (Finnish Central Securities Depository) makes up OMX business area Settlement and Depository within the OMX Exchanges division. It operates the Finnish settlement and registry systems, offering market participants efficient securities clearing, settlement and depository services. PDF

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