Helsinki, August 25, 2010 — NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, part of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) today starts trading sixty new covered warrants issued by Danske Bank. The new range of covered warrants tracks various shares included in the OMX Helsinki 25 index. “We consider it important that as a part of international Danske Bank Group we are able to offer our clients new capital market products. We believe that domestic clients benefit from the fact that the financial service provider is a well established counterparty that operates in Finland and is able to give service also in the domestic languages”, says Jukkapekka Laurila, Head of Danske Markets Equities Finland. “Covered warrants can be used for trading and investment purposes as well as for hedging one's equity portfolio. By issuing covered warrants in Finnish Blue Chips we enable investors to utilize the price movements that mirror the market movements of the most liquid shares in OMX Helsinki index. We will now be issuing turbowarrants and warrants, followed by index certificates in the future. With these products investors are able to take advantage of medium term investment trends as well as the short term trading opportunities with smaller amounts of capital. However, investors must note that these products involve greater risks than direct investments in equities or indices”, says Maj van Dijk, Head of Derivates in Danske Markets Equities Finland. Lauri Rosendahl, President of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki said: “The entry of Danske Bank into the Finnish covered warrant market will further broaden the choice of products available to Finnish investors. We are pleased to welcome Danske Bank.” For more information about the covered warrants now issued by Danske Bank, please visit www.sampopankki.fi. About NASDAQ OMX The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with almost 3 600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements 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. - # - CONTACTS: Anu Ilvonen + 358 9 6166 7206 Anu.email@example.com
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