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NASDAQ HELSINKI WELCOMES ASIAKASTIETO GROUP

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March 27, 2015 - Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announced that trading in Asiakastieto Group Plc shares (short name: ATG1V) commenced today on the prelist of Nasdaq Helsinki. Asiakastieto is a mid cap company within the sector Financials. The company’s shares are estimated to move to the Main Market of Nasdaq Helsinki on March 31, 2015.

Asiakastieto is a leading Finnish provider of business and consumer information services. The Company’s products and services are primarily used for risk management, decision-making and sales and marketing purposes. The Company believes that it is the market leader by revenue in credit information services in Finland. The Company also operates in the market for business and consumer information, as well as the market for sales and marketing information services in Finland. In 2014, the Company’s net sales totaled EUR 41.4 million with an adjusted EBIT of EUR 18.6 million. For more information, please visit www.asiakastieto.fi

"This is an important milestone for Asiakastieto. Through public listing we are able to increase our strategic flexibility, gain access to capital markets, and further increase the recognition and brand awareness of Asiakastieto. With our strong market position, our long-term customer relationships and proven service development capabilities, we believe that we are well positioned to continue to create further value for our existing and new shareholders,” says Jukka Ruuska, CEO of Asiakastieto Group Plc.

 “It is a great pleasure to welcome Asiakastieto to Nasdaq Helsinki,” said Henrik Husman, Deputy Managing Director of Nasdaq Helsinki. “We look forward to supporting Asiakastieto in all stages of their growth, and provide them with the increased visibility and investor awareness that comes with a listing on the main market.”

Adam Kostyál, Senior Vice President and Head of listings at Nasdaq Nordic said:  “We are pleased to see continued strong progress with the listings across our Nordic markets. The listing of Asiakastieto is already the twentieth company to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq’s Nordic markets* in 2015.

*Main markets and First North at Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm.

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