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NASDAQ OMX Nordic introduces harmonized tick sizes

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- New European tick size regime for most liquid equities in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen Stockholm, October 23, 2009 - NASDAQ OMX Nordic, part of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc, today announces the timetable for implementing European harmonized tick sizes for the most liquid shares on its exchanges in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen. The new tick size regime for the constituents of the main Nordic tradable indices will be implemented on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm on October 26, followed by the Helsinki and Copenhagen equity markets on January 4, 2010. The harmonization of tick sizes (the smallest possible change in share price) aims at minimizing implicit transaction costs when trading with Nordic equities and increasing liquidity on the Nordic markets. As a result of the tick size harmonization, the tick sizes of OMXS30, OMXH25 and OMXC20 equities will decrease by 47% on average, which will result in significant cost savings for investors. In addition, tick size harmonization lowers the barrier for cross border trading. “The introduction of a new, harmonized tick size regime for our Nordic most liquid shares is part of our continuous effort to support the liquidity and efficiency of our Nordic markets. The harmonization of tick sizes across borders and marketplaces will benefit all market participants as well as investors”, said Hans-Ole Jochumsen, President of NASDAQ OMX Nordic. One of the visible changes for the most liquid Nordic shares resulting from the harmonization is the introduction of a third decimal for share prices below 10 EUR/SEK/DKK and a fourth decimal for share prices lower than 1 EUR/SEK/DKK. For these shares, investors can enter orders with finer granularity, up to the maximum amount of decimals allowed by the new tick size regime. Trade prices will be rounded to the nearest currency unit with two decimals. NASDAQ OMX Nordic implements new tick size tables in accordance with the agreement reached by the Federation of European Exchanges, the London Investment Banking Association and a number of European MTFs in July 2009. The aim of the agreement is to harmonise the tick size regimes in Europe and thus deliver multiple benefits to the markets, users and investors by simplifying the complexity and number of regimes being used. NASDAQ OMX Nordic's new tick size regime for most liquid shares* -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Share price | New tick | Current | Current tick | Current tick | | SEK/EUR/DKK | size for | tick size | size Helsinki | size Copenhagen | | | OMXS30, | Stockholm | (OMXH25) | Most Traded | | | OMXH25 and | Most Liquid | | (OMXC20) | | | OMXC20** | (OMXS30) | | | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 0 - 0,4995 | 0,0001 | 0,01 | 0, 0,01 | 0,01 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 0,5 - 0,999 | 0,0005 | 0,01 | 0,01 | 0,01 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 1 - 4,995 | 0,001 | 0,01 | 0,01 | 0,01 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 5 - 9,99 | 0,005 | 0,01 | 0,01 | 0,05 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 10 - 49,95 | 0,01 | 0,02 | 0,01 | 0,1 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 50 - 99,9 | 0,05 | 0,1 | 0,01 | 0,25 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 100 - 499,5 | 0,1 | 0,25 | 0,01 | 0,5 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 500 - 999 | 0,5 | 0,5 | 0,01 | 1 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 1000 - 4995 | | 0,5 | 0,01 | 1 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 5000 - 9990 | | 1 | 0,01 | 10 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 10000 | | 1 | 0,01 | 10 | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *For other shares, the current tick size regime of each market will continue to apply ** OMXS30 as of October 26, OMXH25 and OMXC20 as of January 4, 2010 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. *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: Anna Rasin, +46(8)405 66 12 anna.rasin@nasdaqomx.com NDAQG

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