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NASDAQ OMX WELCOMES AXICHEM TO FIRST NORTH

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Stockholm, November 27, 2013 — NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announces that the trading in aXichem AB (AXIC A) shares commenced today on First North at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. aXichem was previously listed at Aktietorget. aXichem belongs to the Basic Materials sector and is the 15th company to be admitted to trading on First North in 2013.

aXichem is a Swedish limited liability company based in Lund, Sweden. The company has developed a patented environmental technology that acts to protect the environment from the emission of harmful pollutants.

“We are excited to welcome aXichem to NASDAQ OMX and our First North market,” said Adam Kostyal, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX. “aXichem is one of many growth companies that have opted to switch to First North, where we continue to see a steady flow of new and exciting listings.”

“The move to NASDAQ OMX First North marks an important milestone for aXichem and will allow us to enjoy an increased investor exposure,” said Torsten Helsing, CEO of aXichem. “The environmental technology space has great potential and on First North we look forward to leveraging our listing in order to support continued financial growth.”

aXichem has appointed Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag as Certified Adviser.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 23 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.99+% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to over 3,300 listed companies worth more than $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily.  Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century.  To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  NASDAQ OMX cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information.  Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our capital return initiatives.  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, NASDAQ OMX’s ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk, U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q which are available on NASDAQ OMX’s website at http://www.nasdaqomx.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.  NASDAQ OMX undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Mediakontakt:

Carl Norell

+46 8 405 6639

carl.norell@nasdaqomx.com

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