Stockholm, June 19, 2014 — NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announces that the trading in Hanza Holding AB (HANZA) shares commenced today on First North at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Hanza Holding belongs to the Industrials sector and is the 24th company to be admitted to trading on First North’s Nordic markets (Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Iceland) in 2014. Hanza Holding will be traded in the First North Premier segment where companies commit to follow the disclosure rules of NASDAQ OMX Nordic’s main markets.
Hanza Holding is one of the leading providers of complete manufacturing services within electronics, mechanics, cables and box build. The group has 1,000 employees in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia and China. Turnover exceeds EUR 125 million. For more information, visit www.hanza.com.
Erik Stenfors, CEO of Hanza Holding, commented: “We are overwhelmed by the interest we have seen for our business model, and by the large amount of new shareholders. We welcome all owners on Hanza’s next exiting journey, starting today on First North.”
“We welcome Hanza Holding to NASDAQ OMX First North and to our Industrials sector,” said Adam Kostyal, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX. “Hanza Holding is one of many innovative growth companies that have opted for a listing at First North. We congratulate Hanza Holding on the successful completion of its initial public offering, and we look forward to supporting them in their continued journey as a publicly traded company.”
Hanza Holding AB has appointed Avanza Bank AB as Certified Adviser.
To view an interview from today’s listing ceremony click here.
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