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NASDAQ OMX Welcomes Chr. Hansen to the Main Market


Copenhagen, June 3, 2010 - NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announced that Chr. Hansen Holding A/S (CHR), a Large Cap company within the Materials sector, today starts trading of its shares on the main market of NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen. Chr. Hansen is the eighth company to list on NASDAQ OMX Nordic markets in 2010, and the third IPO this year. As of Friday June 4 Chr. Hansen will also be included in the OMX Copenhagen Benchmark Index (OMXCB). Chr. Hansen, headquartered in Hoersholm, Denmark, is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Chr. Hansen's customers are the world's food and health industries. Chr. Hansen today has more than 2,200 dedicated employees in over 30 countries, and the company's revenue in FY2008/09 was EUR 511 million. Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX said, “We are excited to welcome Chr. Hansen to NASDAQ OMX, and to offer our investor community trading in a company that will make a valuable addition to our Materials sector. Through qualifying for our Copenhagen Benchmark Index Chr. Hansen gains valuable exposure towards mutual fund managers which helps drive share liquidity.” Lars Frederiksen, CEO at Chr. Hansen commented, “I welcome all our new share holders and thank them for their confidence in our company and business model. Through becoming a publically listed company we mark an important step in our future development and create a sound platform for continued and organic growth.” 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. - # - CONTACTS: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Carl Norell +46 8 405 66 39

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