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Stockholm, June 18, 2014 — NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announces that the trading in Heliospectra AB (HELIO) shares commenced today on First North at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Heliospectra belongs to the Industrials sector and is the 22nd company to be admitted to trading on First North’s Nordic markets (Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Iceland) in 2014.

Heliospectra was founded in 2006 and specializes in intelligent technologies for plant research and greenhouse cultivation. Heliospectra’s products are based on a deep knowledge of plant physiology and photosynthesis combined with a unique way of using state-of-the-art LED technology. After six years of development in Sweden, the company is now venturing into the international marketplace. Heliospectra has won several awards for its forward-thinking technology. For more information, visit

”With a successful IPO and new exciting products, that have been well received in the market, Heliospectra is now entering an interesting phase where our focus lies on an international expansion,” said Staffan Hillberg, CEO of Heliospectra.

“We welcome Heliospectra to NASDAQ OMX First North and to our Industrials sector,” said Adam Kostyal, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX. “Heliospectra has been referred to as one of Sweden’s most innovative cleantech companies and we are excited that they have opted for a listing at First North. We congratulate Heliospectra on their successful IPO and look forward to supporting them in their continued journey as a publicly traded company.”

Heliospectra AB has appointed G&W Kapitalförvaltning AB as Certified Adviser.

To view an interview from today’s listing ceremony click here.

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 Group

NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and approximately 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. NASDAQ OMX Nordic is not a legal entity but describes the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Iceland. NASDAQ OMX Nordic is not a legal entity but describes the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Iceland. To learn more, visit  

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 futures products to be traded on NFX and NASDAQ OMX's other 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 Relations Contact:
Christina Malmberg Hägerstrand
+46 (0) 8 405 65 83

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