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NASDAQ OMX Welcomes Pallas Group AB to First North

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Stockholm, July 7, 2010 — NASDAQ OMX announces that the trading in Pallas Group AB (PALS B) shares will commence today, July 7, on First North at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Pallas Group belongs to the Industrials sector and is the third company to be admitted to trading on First North in 2010. Founded in 1999, Pallas Group is a Swedish-based company that offers services within three main areas: shipping and ship owning with a complete selection of management services; services within the oil and petroleum industry; and credit operations offered to solid small business owners on the West Coast of Sweden. Jenny Rosberg, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX said, “We look forward to working with Pallas Group to help them attract investor awareness and visibility at First North, one of Europe's most liquid growth markets. Pallas Group will make an interesting investment opportunity within the NASDAQ OMX industrial sector, which today is one of the largest in the world.” Pallas Group's CEO, Fredrik Johansson commented, “This is a very exciting time in the history of Pallas Group, and we look forward to benefiting from the increased investor exposure that comes with being a listed company. We operate in markets with tremendous growth potential and on First North we are able to build the capital strength needed to support continued and organic growth in all of our sectors.” Pallas Group has appointed Thenberg & Kinde 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 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 3,600 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. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). - # - CONTACTS: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Carl Norell +46 8 405 66 39 carl.norell@nasdaqomx.com

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