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NASDAQ OMX welcomes Mackmyra AB to First North


Stockholm, December 16, 2011 — NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announces that trading in Mackmyra Svensk Whisky AB (short name: MACK B) shares will commence today, December 16, on First North at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Mackmyra belongs to the Consumer Staples sector and is the 17th company to be admitted to trading on First North in 2011.

Founded in 1999, Mackmyra is Sweden’s first Whiskey distillery and is situated at the Mackmyra Bruk facilities outside of Gävle in northern Sweden. The commercial distillery went on stream in October 2002. Today Mackmyra employs around 50 people and in 2010 the company’s income had increased to nearly 100 million SEK. The plan for the near three years includes stepping up the production volumes with help of the new gravitation distillery and expanding into new markets outside Sweden. For more information see

Magnus Dandanell, CEO at Mackmyra commented: “Following our long term plan to go public today is an important milestone for Mackmyra. We have around 6000 shareholders and it’s important that our shares are traded at a liquid and reputable marketplace. Our IPO was oversubscribed in spite of turbulent market conditions, which demonstrates a strong interest in the company and our products.” 

Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX said, “Mackmyra is a terrific example of a growth company that uses its public offering as a vehicle for financial growth and investor exposure. Mackmyra already has an impressive shareholder-base and we look forward to being part of their journey as a listed company. 2011 has been one of the strongest years in the history of First North which is a testimonial to the strength of our marketplace.”

Mackmyra has appointed Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag as Certified Adviser.

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.

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