NASDAQ OMX Expands Norwegian Securities Offering
Admits four new shares to trading and introduces CCP on all Norwegian shares Stockholm, November 12, 2009 — NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB, part of The NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ), continues to expand and enhance its offering on Norwegian securities by admitting an additional four shares to trading, thus extending its offering to include the 30 largest Norwegian shares. The four new shares that will be tradable on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm as of November 20 are Tomra Systems, PA Resources, Atea and Cermaq. On November 13, 2009, NASDAQ OMX Stockholm will be the first regulated exchange to offer Central Counterparty clearing (CCP) for trading of Norwegian equities, enabling significant cost, risk and liquidity advantages. CCP will be introduced for the 26 Norwegian shares that are currently admitted to trading on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, and as of November 20, will also encompass the four new shares. CCP services will be provided by European Multilateral Clearing Facility (EMCF) and all clearing fees will be waived by EMCF until December 8, 2009, as part of their fee holiday. In addition to offering CCP services, NASDAQ OMX in September introduced 15 Norwegian single-stock derivatives as well as a new tradable index - OMX Oslo 20 (OMXO20) - based on the 20 most liquid Norwegian shares. In October three Norwegian Exchange Traded Funds issued by XACT Fonder were admitted to trading on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. “We are very pleased with the development of our Norwegian market and are looking forward to further expanding our offering for customers interested in trading all Nordic securities on one market and through one trading system,” said Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President NASDAQ OMX Nordic. “We have had a steady inflow of new members connecting to this market and we feel comfortable reaching our goal of five percent market share in Norwegian securities by year-end.” 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 over 3,700 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. 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. There can be no assurance that the FSA will give the NASDAQ OMX applicant the authorization and permissions which it seeks. - # - CONTACTS: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Anna Rasin +46 8 405 66 12 firstname.lastname@example.org Carl Norell +46 8 405 66 39 email@example.com
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