NASDAQ OMX congratulates Atlas Copco to 90 years on the exchange
Stockholm, September 3, 2010 — NASDAQ OMX congratulates Atlas Copco, which 90 years ago today became listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The very first trade in Atlas Copco took place on September 14 with a turnover of 100 shares at 50 SEK per share, compared with today's daily turnover of over 6 million shares per day, making it one of the most traded companies in the Nordic region. In 1920 the total turnover at the Stockholm exchange was 328 million SEK, to be compared with the annual turnover in 2009 of around 3400 billion SEK. Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com. Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX, comments: “Atlas Copco's journey since its listing in 1920 is remarkable and a true testament to how innovation and profitability can thrive through being a publically listed company. NASDAQ OMX today has one of the world's largest industrial sectors where Atlas Copco is one of the most traded and internationally recognized companies, and we are proud to have been their home market for 90 years.” Ronnie Leten, President and CEO of Atlas Copco, comments: “Atlas Copco's exchange listing in Stockholm has contributed to the Group becoming the world-leading company that we are today. In addition to the important capital raising function of the exchange, the transparency requirements of being a listed company enable us build both customers' and investors' trust in our business model.” - # - 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 more than 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. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). 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. NASDAQ OMX Media contacts: Anna Rasin +46 (8) 405 66 12 email@example.com
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