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Nasdaq Helsinki welcomes Fondia to First North Finland

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April 4, 2017 – Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announced that trading in Fondia shares (short name: FONDIA) commenced today on Nasdaq First North Finland. The company belongs to the Industrials sector. Nasdaq First North is a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) aimed towards emerging growth companies and is operated by Nasdaq Nordic exchanges, including Nasdaq Helsinki.

Fondia Plc is a full-service business law firm that offers new service models and exploits digital technologies. Fondia operates in Finland, Sweden and Estonia, and the turnover of the Fondia Group was approximately 14,9 million euros in 2016. Fondia employs over 100 people. More information, please visit www.fondia.fi.

”We at Fondia are very happy and proud about the strong interest investors have shown for Fondia and want to thank everyone who participated in the initial public offering. With the assets raised now, we will get a boost for improving Fondia’s business model, further development of our digital tools and our internationalization. We wish all the investors who participated in the initial public offering warmly welcome as owners of Fondia“, said Salla Vainio, CEO of Fondia.

 “We warmly welcome Fondia Plc to Nasdaq First North Finland,” said Henrik Husman, President of Nasdaq Helsinki. “Fondia is the first business law firm in the Nordic market to go public, and it is a very interesting addition to First North Finland.  We look forward to a long-standing partnership with the company and its shareholders”, said Henrik Husman, President of Nasdaq Helsinki.

Fondia Plc has appointed Alexander Corporate Finance Oy as its Certified Adviser.

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