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NASDAQ OMX Nordic Welcomes Black Earth Farming to the Main Market


Stockholm, June 22, 2009 - NASDAQ OMX Nordic, part of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announced that Black Earth Farming (BEF SDB) today moves to the main market of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Black Earth Farming is a mid cap company within the Consumer Staples sector, and becomes the seventeenth company to move from First North to the NASDAQ OMX Nordic main market. Black Earth Farming is a leading farming company operating in Russia. It acquires and cultivates agricultural land assets in the fertile Black Earth region in southwest Russia. With 260,000 cultivated hectares and over 181,000 hectares planted to be harvested in 2009 Black Earth Farming is the largest listed upstream soft commodity producer in the Northern hemisphere. Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX said: “We are pleased to welcome Black Earth Farming as an exciting addition to our main market and Consumer Staples sector. Black Earth Farming has since its listing in 2007 been one of the most traded companies on First North, truly proving that they are ready for a move to our main market.” E. Öhman J:or Fondkommission AB has acted financial adviser to Black Earth Farming in conjunction with the listing. 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 3,800 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 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 66 39

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