Stockholm, September 24, 2010 - NASDAQ OMX congratulates SCA, which 60 years ago on September 26, 1950 became listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. On the first day of trading SCA (then named Cellulosa AB) had a turnover of 400 shares with total value of 69,000 SEK, compared to today's daily turnover of over 300 million SEK, making it one of the most traded companies in the Nordic region. SCA is one of the world's leading manufacturers of paper-based personal care products, tissue, packaging and solid wood products. Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX, said: “SCA's journey from its listing in 1950 to a global company with several world leading brands is fantastic. They are an excellent example of how being a publicly listed company can facilitate growth, expansion and innovation, and we are extremely proud to be their home market. SCA is a part of our paper industry sector, which today is the largest in the whole exchange world.” SCA's President and CEO Jan Johansson commented: “The transparency that comes with being a listed company results in high integrity among investors as well as end customers, and has been instrumental in building our global brands. Moreover, the capital raising opportunities offered by the exchange have enabled SCA's long-term organic growth, and contributed to our strong global position within the personal care and paper industry.” In 1950 - the year of SCA's listing - the total share turnover at the Stockholm Stock Exchange was 218 million SEK, to be compared with the annual turnover in 2009 of around 3400 billion SEK. 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 approximately 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 CONTACTS: Carl Norell +46 8 405 66 39 firstname.lastname@example.org
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