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Nasdaq Nordic and Nasdaq Clearing Appoint New Board Members


Stockholm, July 12, 2016 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) today announced the appointment of three new non-executive members of the Board of Nasdaq Nordic Ltd, Johanna Lybeck Lilja, Joachim Alpen and Magnus Fageräng. In addition, the appointment of one new non-executive member of the Board of Nasdaq Clearing AB was announced, Pia Warnerman.

Johanna Lybeck Lilja, Executive Advisor at Nordea, has 20 years of experience working in the heart of the Swedish economy at Sveriges Riksbank and the Swedish Ministry of Finance, 2010–2014 as a State Secretary.

Joachim Alpen is the Co-Head of Large Corporate and Financial Institutions at SEB. He has more than 20 years of experience from the financial sector and has held several senior management positions at SEB since 2001.

Magnus Fageräng, Head of Business Support & Development at Handelsbanken Capital Markets, has worked for Handelsbanken since 1996, having held several senior management positions.  

Pia Warnerman is the CFO and Head of Staff for Division Corporate and Private Customers at SEB. She has nearly 30 years of experience working for SEB in several senior management positions. She was also a member of the Board of Nasdaq Nordic in 2010–2016.

"I am pleased and proud to welcome Johanna, Joachim and Magnus to our board", said Lars Wedenborn, the Chairman of the Board of Nasdaq Nordic. "With their solid backgrounds and extensive experience we are further enhancing the expertise in the board and are well positioned in our future work."

Johan Rudén, The Chairman of the Board of Nasdaq Clearing, warmly welcomed Pia Warnerman to the Board of Nasdaq Clearing. “We are fortunate to have such a highly competent financial professional join the board and share with us also her experience from the Board of Nasdaq Nordic.”

The Board of Nasdaq Nordic consists of 9 non-executives independent of Nasdaq, and of Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President of Nasdaq. The Board oversees matters that are considered to be of policy nature or deemed otherwise important, in order to achieve harmonized practices within Nasdaq Nordic marketplaces and markets, and is also responsible for relevant policies and reports regarding risk management, internal control and internal audit within its scope of activities. The Chairman of the Board is Lars Wedenborn, CEO of FAM AB, who is also a member of the Board of Nasdaq, Inc.

Nasdaq Clearing is the only central counterparty (CCP) in the Nordic countries. It offers CCP clearing services for Nasdaq Commodities, Nasdaq Derivatives Markets, and Fish Pool. The offering includes clearing of exchange traded and OTC contracts as well as a repo clearing service. The Board of Nasdaq Clearing consists of 3 non-executive board members, and of 3 executive board members of Nasdaq. The Chairman of the Board is Johan Rudén, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Post-Trade Services at Nasdaq.

Three members stepped down from the Board of Nasdaq Nordic: Carl-Olof By, Senior Advisor at Industrivärden; Maunu Lehtimäki, CEO and Partner of Evli Bank; and Pia Warnerman.

Björn Sibbern, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Commodities at Nasdaq, stepped down from the Board of Nasdaq Clearing.

For further information, please refer to: Board of Nasdaq Nordic and Board of Nasdaq Clearing.

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