NASDAQ OMX WELCOMES PLATZER TO THE MAIN MARKET
Stockholm, November 29 2013 — NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announced that Platzer Fastigheter Holding AB (short name: PLAZ B), a Mid Cap company within the Financials sector, today starts trading of its shares on the main market of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Platzer is the 10th company to list at NASDAQ OMX’s Nordic main markets in 2013 and the first IPO in Stockholm this year.
Platzer is one of the largest and leading real estate companies within commercial properties in Gothenburg, Sweden. The real estate portfolio is primarily focused on offices and consists of 52 properties with a total leasable area of approximately 400,000 square meters (September 2013). As of September 30, 2013, the last twelve months rental income amounted to SEK 456 million, net operating income to SEK 333 million and income from property management to SEK 161 million. For more information, visit www.platzer.se.
”Today’s listing at NASDAQ OMX marks an important milestone in Platzer’s history,” said Per-Gunnar Persson, CEO of Platzer. “The company has reached a level in terms of strategy, size and organizational structure where it makes sense to go public. At NASDAQ OMX we are able to reach a broader investor audience while also being able to leverage the increased brand awareness that comes being a publically traded company.”
”We are excited to welcome Platzer to NASDAQ OMX and our financials sector, where they will join many of their industry peers in the real estate segment,” said Adam Kostyal, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX. “We’re experiencing a significant activity increase when it comes to the interest to go public and Platzers successful IPO today is a proof point of this positive market sentiment.”
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