Helsinki, March 26, 2010 - NASDAQ OMX Nordic, part of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announces that Tikkurila Oyj (Tikkurila), a mid cap company within the Materials sector, today starts trading of its shares on the main market of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Tikkurila is the fourth company to be listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic markets and the first company to be listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki in 2010. Tikkurila provides consumers, professionals and industrial users with user-friendly and environmentally sustainable solutions for protection and decoration. Tikkurila is a strong regional player that aims to be the leading paint company in the Nordic area and Eastern Europe including Russia. Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX said. “It is a great pleasure for NASDAQ OMX to welcome Tikkurila, a very well known Finnish company that also has a strong position abroad. Following a turbulent period in the global listing market, we are now seeing positive signals in our US home markets, and in the Nordics we have the strongest pipeline in a long time with several companies preparing for a listing at NASDAQ OMX markets”. “NASDAQ OMX has been pleased to note that the importance of securities markets in terms of connecting great ideas with capital and fostering economic growth has emerged on the Finnish political agenda, and I hope that the discussions will lead to reforms that support innovation and growth. A listing on the Helsinki home market should always be a competitive alternative for Finnish companies to raise capital and fuel growth - thus enabling Finnish retail and institutional investors to share their success”, says Lauri Rosendahl, President of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. “We are glad to be able to offer the investors an opportunity to participate in the growth story of a successful Finnish company with a strong brand image," says Erkki Järvinen, President and CEO of Tikkurila. 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 3,700 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 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) 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. - # - CONTACTS: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Anu Ilvonen +358 9 6166 7206 email@example.com
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