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NASDAQ PRESENTS THE FIRST NORTH 25 INDEX CONSTITUENTS

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Stockholm, October 14, 2015 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) today announced the full list of companies included in the First North 25, Nasdaq’s new index for the largest and most traded shares on Nasdaq First North and Nasdaq First North Premier.

The First North 25 Index constituents effective October 15, 2015, are:

- Absolent Group - Hampiðjan - ShaMaran Petroleum Corp
- Ages Industri B - Hansa Medical - Starbreeze B
- Avtech Sweden B - Immunicum - Stendörren Fastigheter
- Catella B - Kambi Group  - Taaleritehdas
- Clavister Holding - Kancera - Verkkokauppa.com 
- Delarka Holding - Nexam Chemical Holding - Xvivo Perfusion
- Detection Technology - PledPharma - Zinzino B
- DistIT - Robit  
- Evolution Gaming Group - Saltängen Property Invest      

Companies included in the First North 25 are selected through a two-step process. Firstly, the 30 largest companies measured by market capitalization are selected. Then, the 25 most traded shares within this pool, measured by aggregated trading turnover over a six month period, are selected for the index. The First North 25 portfolio will be reviewed twice a year with new portfolios being effective the first trading day in January and July. A detailed description of the selection criteria for index can be found here.

The First North 25 website can be found here.

About Nasdaq

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq 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 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,600 listed companies with a market value of over $9.6 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland, Nasdaq Riga, Nasdaq Stockholm, Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing and Nasdaq Broker Services are respectively brand names for the regulated markets of Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen A/S, Nasdaq OMX Helsinki Ltd., Nasdaq OMX Iceland hf., Nasdaq OMX Riga, AS, Nasdaq OMX Stockholm AB, Nasdaq OMX Tallinn AS, AB Nasdaq OMX Vilnius, Nasdaq OMX Clearing AB, Nasdaq OMX Broker Services AB. Nasdaq Nordic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. Nasdaq Baltic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Riga and Nasdaq Vilnius.

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 and its 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's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Nasdaq'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 8 405 65 83
christina.hagerstrand@nasdaq.com

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