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NASDAQ OMX Helsinki welcomes Munksjö Oyj


Helsinki, June 7, 2013 - NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announced that trading in Munksjö Oyj (MUNK1) shares commenced today on the main market of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Munksjö is a mid cap company within the sector Basic Materials. Munksjö Oyj was formed by combination of Munksjö AB and Ahlstrom’s Label and Processing business.

The combination makes Munksjö Oyj a global leader in high-quality specialty papers with combined pro forma net sales of EUR 1.2 billion. Munksjö Oyj will have approximately 3,000 employees and 15 production sites. Munksjö’s unique product offering will offer and serve its global customers with a focused range of high-value-added specialty papers to selected industry sectors and consumer-driven products. For more information, visit

Jan Åström, President and CEO of Munksjö Oyj commented: “We are today happy to start trading on the main market of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Both the exchange and Munksjö have a history going back for over 100 years, and it is with great pleasure that we now continue our journey together. As the majority of our shareholders reside in Finland, a listing in Helsinki was a natural choice for us.”

Lauri Rosendahl, President of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki said: “We would like to extend a warm welcome to Munksjö Oyj to NASDAQ OMX Helsinki where it will be a great addition to our group of internationally strongly positioned mid cap companies. We look forward to a strong partnership and to providing the company and its shareholders with the highest level of service, liquidity and brand visibility associated with a listing on NASDAQ OMX markets.”

About NASDAQ OMX Group

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  NASDAQ OMX cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information.  Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our capital return initiatives.  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, NASDAQ OMX’s ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk, U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q which are available on NASDAQ OMX’s website at and the SEC’s website at  NASDAQ OMX undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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