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Stockholm, July 1, 2015 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announces that the trading in Högkullen AB’s preference shares (short name: HOGK PREF A) commenced today on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm. Högkullen belongs to the Financial sector and is the 61st company to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq’s Nordic markets* in 2015.

Högkullen is a real estate company that owns, manages, builds and acquires residential care properties. The company works closely together with municipalities, county councils and private health care companies in order to develop properties and housing that meet customers’ requirements for functionality, flexibility and quality. Originally founded in 1992, the company’s property portfolio has grown to include 124 group homes in 50 municipalities across the country. For more information, please visit

“Högkullen has been on the market for more than 20 years and is now Sweden’s largest private owner of LSS properties,” said Pär-Ola Mannefred, CEO of Högkullen. “The listing at Nasdaq First North gives us the opportunity to further develop the company through additional acquisitions of residential care properties.”

“We welcome Högkullen to Nasdaq First North, one of Europe’s most liquid growth markets,” said Adam Kostyál, senior vice president and head of European listings at Nasdaq. “We congratulate Högkullen on its listing and look forward to supporting them as a publically traded company.”

Högkullen AB has appointed Avanza Bank AB as the Certified Adviser.

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

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