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NASDAQ OMX welcomes Arctic Gold to First North


Stockholm, November 29, 2010 — NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) today announces that the shares of Arctic Gold (short name: ARCT) has started trading on First North at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Arctic Gold is an exploration and mining company, and is the 8th company to list on First North in 2010. Arctic Gold belongs to the Materials sector and has appointed Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag as their Certified Advisor. Arctic Gold is a mining company with a focus on gold mining in the Arctic region, and was previously listed on Aktietorget. For more information about the company, please visit Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX, said, “As the second company to switch from Aktietorget to First North this year, I would like to welcome Arctic Gold to our growth market First North. We are looking forward to support Arctic Gold in its future growth and in reaching new investors.” Lars-Åke Claesson, CEO of Arctic Gold, commented, “Arctic Gold has embarked on an exciting journey in developing from being an exploration company to becoming a company with a clear focus on mining production. Thanks to the acquisition of the Bidjovagge gold and copper deposit, we have a promising asset that we believe has great potential to develop into a productive deposit with solid profitability. In connection with this, we are looking forward to the opportunity to attract more shareholders through our switch to NASDAQ OMX.” - # - NASDAQ OMX Media contacts: Anna Rasin +46 (8) 405 66 12 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 more than 3,600 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 Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook ( and Twitter ( 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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