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NASDAQ OMX WELCOMES ITALEAF TO FIRST NORTH

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Stockholm, September 4, 2014 — NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announces that the trading in Italeaf SpA (shortname: ITAL SDB) shares commenced today on First North at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Italeaf belongs to the Industrials sector and is the 29th company to be admitted to trading on First North’s Nordic markets (Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Iceland) in 2014.

Italeaf SpA, established in December 2010, is a business accelerator for companies and startups in the areas of innovation and cleantech. Italeaf operates as a company builder, promoting the creation and development of industrial startups in the fields of cleantech, smart energy and technological innovation. Italeaf has headquarters and plants in Italy at Nera Montoro (Narni), Terni, Milano and Lecce; has international offices in London and Hong Kong and a research and development centre in the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. For more information, visit www.italeaf.com.

“Our listing on NASDAQ OMX First North is a major corporate milestone for our company and a testament to the tremendous progress we have made over the past few years.” stated Dr. Monica Federici, CEO of Italeaf.  “We are an innovative company, and as such, we have chosen a pioneer road: we are the first Italian company listed in the Nordic Market, the first to approach the stock exchange with a company builder business model and, at last, the first to turn to investors who believe in environmentally sustainable technology investments. We believe that the listing on NASDAQ OMX will help broaden our shareholder base, increase appeal to institutional investors, provide us with better liquidity and ultimately contribute to increasing shareholder value.”

“NASDAQ OMX is proud to welcome Italeaf to our family of listed companies and to our thriving First North market,” said Adam Kostyal, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX. “Italeaf operates in a sector with tremendous growth potential and we look forward to supporting the company in its endavour as a publically traded company.”

Italeaf SpA has appointed Mangold Fondkommission AB as Certified Adviser.

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 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 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:
NASDAQ OMX
Christina Malmberg Hägerstrand
+46 (0) 8 405 65 83
christina.hagerstrand@nasdaqomx.com

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