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NASDAQ OMX Welcomes Creades AB to First North

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Stockholm, February 22, 2012 — NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announces that the trading in Creades AB (CRED A) shares will commence today on First North at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Creades belongs to the Financials sector and is the second company to be admitted to trading on First North in 2012.

Creades is an investment company derived from Investment AB Öresund and invests in both listed and unlisted companies with the objective to create value through creative development and restructuring. Creades’ strategy is to invest in small-and medium-sized companies that have the potential for revaluation and value creation. Creades’ asset portfolio today consists of 60% listed shares, 30% unlisted shares and 10% in cash.

Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX said: “Creades is a perfect example of a company that benefits from the efficient time-to-market advantages that First North can offer. As one of Europe’s most active and liquid growth markets First North acts as a natural stepping stone to a listing on our main market. We now look forward to supporting Creades in generating strong investor visibility and awareness both on a local and international level.”

Stefan Charette, CEO at Creades commented: “Our First North listing today acts to support Creades’ future development and will help strengthen our visibility towards both institutional and private investors. Creades has a solid financial platform in combination with vast experience of the financial markets and our aim is to eventually make a move to the main market at NASDAQ OMX.”

Creades AB has appointed Handelsbanken Capital Markets as Certified Adviser.

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.

  

Media contact:

Carl Norell

+46 8 405 66 39

carl.norell@nasdaqomx.com

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