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Market cap segment review at NASDAQ OMX Nordic exchanges


Stockholm/Helsinki/Copenhagen/Reykjavik, June 22, 2009 — NASDAQ OMX Nordic, part of NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) reports that the semi-annual review of its market capitalization (market cap) segments has been done. The revision is based on average market cap value in May 2009. Together with indexes and sector classifications, the market cap segmentation is a tool to increase visibility for companies listed on the exchanges within NASDAQ OMX Nordic. Effective July 1, 2009, the following 19 companies will change segment: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Company | Present Segment | New Segment | Listing venue | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Bakkavör Group hf. | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Iceland | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Capinordic A/S | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Copenhagen | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Cision AB | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Stockholm | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Dalhoff Larsen & | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Copenhagen | | Horneman A/S | | | | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Elektrobit Oyj | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Helsinki | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Fionia Bank A/S | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Copenhagen | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Formuepleje Merkur A/S | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Copenhagen | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | H+H International A/S | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Copenhagen | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Hakon Invest AB | Mid Cap | Large Cap | Stockholm | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Hf. Eimskipafélag | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Iceland | | Íslands | | | | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Icelandair Group hf. | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Iceland | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | JM AB | Large Cap | Mid Cap | Stockholm | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Metro International S.A. | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Stockholm | | SDB | | | | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Morphic Technologies AB | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Stockholm | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Nordicom A/S | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Copenhagen | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | PA Resources AB | Large Cap | Mid Cap | Stockholm | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Stockholm | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Royal UNIBREW A/S | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Copenhagen | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Sparbank | Mid Cap | Small Cap | Copenhagen | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In addition, 79 companies will stay in their current segment during a transitional period (in line with segment classification amendments announced on May 29th). The transitional period lasts until the next review period, or at least 12 months, and means that companies with a market cap value of less than 50 percent of the minimum or maximum segment threshold will be subject to one more review before transferring into the new segment. This classification amendment was added in order to achieve a market cap segmentation model that is less vulnerable to strong market fluctuations and more sustainable over time. About the market cap segments Companies belong to a market cap segment (small-, mid- and large cap) based on its average market value during the given review month. Companies with a market value exceeding EUR 1 billion are in the group of “Large Cap”, while companies with a market value smaller than EUR 150 million belong to “Small Cap”. Companies with a market value between EUR 150 billion and EUR 1 billion belong to the “Mid Cap” segment. 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 over 3,800 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 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 no 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. There can be no assurance that the FSA will give the NASDAQ OMX applicant the authorization and permissions which it seeks. - # - Media Contacts: Anna Rasin +46 8 405 66 12 Carl Norell +46 8 405 66 30

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