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Nasdaq Stockholm Welcomes AcadeMedia to the Main Market


Stockholm, June 15, 2016 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announced that AcadeMedia AB (short name: ACAD), a mid cap company within the Consumer Services sector, has started trading of its shares on the main market of Nasdaq Stockholm. AcadeMedia is the 44th company to list at Nasdaq’s Nordic markets* in 2016.

Founded in 1996, AcadeMedia is a provider of independent education in northern Europe. The company has 500 units and operates throughout the education chain, from preschools, compulsory schools and upper secondary schools to adult education. Each year, AcadeMedia helps 140 000 students achieve their goals, and the company’s vision is to be an international role model when it comes to quality, results and innovation. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, AcadeMedia has 14 000 employees and operations in Sweden, Norway and Germany. For more information, please visit

“We are very pleased with the great interest in AcadeMedia both from institutional investors, the general public as well as our own employees,” said Marcus Strömberg, CEO of AcadeMedia. “The significant investor demand indicates a strong confidence in our strategy. We will continue to offer high-quality education and play a part in the evolution of the education system. We are happy to welcome 35 000 new shareholders in AcadeMedia and it pleases me greatly that among these new shareholders some 700 are employees in AcadeMedia. We are looking forward to develop AcadeMedia as a listed company.”

“We welcome AcadeMedia to the Nasdaq Stockholm main market,” said Adam Kostyál, senior vice president and head of European listings at Nasdaq. “We congratulate AcadeMedia on its listing, and look forward to supporting the company for many years to come.”

*Main markets and Nasdaq First North at Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm.

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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 Copenhagen A/S, Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd., Nasdaq Iceland hf., Nasdaq Riga, AS, Nasdaq Stockholm AB, Nasdaq Tallinn AS, AB Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing AB and Nasdaq 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.

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