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NASDAQ OMX Starts Trading in Actively Managed ETF from Alpcot

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Stockholm, February 21, 2012 — NASDAQ OMX Stockholm today lists a new actively managed ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) from Alpcot Capital Management. The “Alpcot Active Greater Russia ETF” (short name: AAGR) is a UCITS IV compliant fund that invests in the securities of issuers based in the ‘Greater Russia’ region, i.e. Russia and other CIS region states.

Björn Lindström, partner at Alpcot Capital Management said: “This is a truly actively managed equity ETF that targets retail and institutional investors locally, as well as professional investors across Europe. The product uniquely captures the best of both worlds of investing by offering investors real-time trade execution and a high degree of transparency, while also allowing for effective active management to take place.”

Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX commented: “Alpcot’s entry into the Nordic ETF market will provide local and international investors with a product that combines active management with the liquidity, transparency and tradability benefits of an ETF. ETFs are becoming an increasingly popular instrument at our Nordic markets and in 2011 we experienced a significant volume uptake among our more than 60 listed products.”  

The Alpcot Active Greater Russia ETF fund’s portfolio is separated into disclosed portfolio securities (DPS) and non-disclosed portfolio securities (NDPS). Alpcot will daily disclose the portfolio’s DPS, which will typically amount to as much as 80 per cent of the portfolio), but will not reveal the NDPS. This partial disclosure will enable Alpcot to employ effective and active investment management and mitigate the risks of being exposed to front running and portfolio duplication. The Alpcot Active Greater Russia ETF will use a market maker to ensure daily posting of bid and ask prices.

About Alpcot

Alpcot is an independent investment management company launched in 2005 by a group of investment professionals with significant experience of investing in Eastern Europe.  The manager has over US$300m in assets under management across asset classes, and has offices in London, Moscow and Kiev. 

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 more than 3,500 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.

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.

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Media Contacts:

Carl Norell

+46 8 405 66 39

carl.norell@nasdaqomx.com

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