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NASDAQ OMX Norwegian market share hits all time high of 14,5 %


Stockholm/Oslo, September 6, 2012 — For the last two consecutive days NASDAQ OMX Nordic have reached  new all time high market shares in the Norwegian market. Yesterday NASDAQ OMX had 14,55 % market share of lit orderbook trading turnover in the OBX shares, and on Tuesday September 4 the market share was 13.60%. Thereby NASDAQ OMX was the largest alternative venue for Norwegian shares.

NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB offers trading in the 34 most liquid Norwegian shares listed at Oslo Børs, including all OBX index shares, with low transaction and settlement costs.

“Our market continues to offer tight spreads, which are often better than the primary market, as well as offering additional liquidity at EBBO (European best bid and offer). We foresee further improvement in market shares when we as of October 1st offer access to all shares listed on Oslo Børs, via our product Nordic Order Routing“, Pål Sætre, Head of Norwegian equities and derivatives at NASDAQ OMX Nordic, commented.

On September 5, NASDAQ OMX had the following lit market share in the most liquid shares:

1. Statoil: 21.81%

2. Yara: 19.95%

3. Seadrill: 21.96%

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.

Media contact:

Martin Hedensiö

+46 8 405 62 54

Sara Aadnesen

+47 6752 8080

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