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NASDAQ OMX Welcomes Alpcot Agro AB to First North


Stockholm, October 19, 2009 — NASDAQ OMX Nordic, part of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ), announces that the trading in Alpcot Agro AB shares will commence today, October 19, on First North at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB. Alpcot Agro is the fifth company to be admitted to trading on First North in 2009. Alpcot Agro is a Swedish company founded in 2006. The company's objective is to generate an attractive total return on invested capital by acquiring and farming agricultural land in Russia and in other CIS member states. Since starting its operations in 2007 Alpcot Agro has taken control of and acquired, directly or indirectly, agricultural land in six regions in Russia: Voronezh, Volgograd, Tambov, Lipetsk, Kursk and Kurgan. Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX said, “We look forward to working with Alpcot Agro to help them attract investor awareness and visibility at First North, one of Europe's most liquid growth markets. Alpcot Agro will make a great addition to our Nordic and international members looking for investment opportunities in the Russian farming and agricultural industry.” Alpcot Agro AB, whose short name is ALPA belongs to the Consumer Staples sector. Alpcot Agro has appointed Remium AB as Certified Adviser. About First North First North is regulated as a multilateral trading facility, operated by the different exchanges within NASDAQ OMX Nordic. It does not have the legal status as an EU-regulated market. Companies at First North are subject to the rules of First North and not the legal requirements for admission to trading on a regulated market. The risk in such an investment may be higher than on the main market. 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 NASDAQ OMX Group Inc., including any of its affiliates (collectively, "NASDAQ OMX"), has not passed on the merit of any of these securities or endorsed or sponsored any of these securities. The information in the linked webpage is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular security or an overall investment strategy. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED. All information contained in the linked webpage is from sources which by NASDAQ OMX are deemed to be accurate and reliable. NASDAQ OMX is not responsible for any errors or missions. NASDAQ OMX makes no representations and disclaims all express, implied, and statutory warranties of any kind to user and/or any third party including warranties as to accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. - # - CONTACTS: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Anna Rasin +46 8 405 66 12 Carl Norell +46 8 405 66 39

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