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NASDAQ OMX congratulates Electrolux on 80 years on the Exchange


Stockholm, May 26, 2010 — NASDAQ OMX congratulates Electrolux, which exactly 80 years ago today on May 26, 1930, was initially listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. On the first day of trading, the Electrolux share had a turnover of slightly more than SEK 60,000, compared with the daily average during 2010 of nearly SEK 500 million, making it one of the most traded companies in the Nordic region. Today, Electrolux is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household appliances. Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX Nordic, comments: “We're naturally extremely proud to have been the home market of such a world-leading company as Electrolux for 80 years. Since its initial listing in 1930, Electrolux's journey on the exchange has been fantastic, to say the least, and true confirmation of the Exchange's function as a catalyst for growth. Today, we have a significant share of major companies listed on our Nordic exchanges, and Electrolux is an outstanding example of a company that has grown from a small company into one of the world's best known brands via its exchange listing.” Hans Stråberg, President and CEO of Electrolux, comments: “Electrolux's exchange listing 80 years ago was the mainstay in our ability to grow and develop the business into today's global and industry-leading company that employs tens of thousands of people all over the world. The Exchange's function in terms of raising capital is unparalleled. At the same time, the transparency entailed by being a public company has helped us to instill confidence in our business and our products among both investors and end customers.” In the year 1930 when Electrolux was listed, total share trading on the Stockholm Stock Exchange was slightly more than SEK 500 million, to be compared with 2009 when total trading on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exceeded SEK 3,400 billion. - # - 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 Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook ( and Twitter ( 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: Carl Norell +46 (8) 405 6639

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