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NASDAQ STOCKHOLM WELCOMES MAXKOMPETENS TO FIRST NORTH

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Stockholm, November 23, 2015 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announces that the trading in Maxkompetens Sverige AB’s shares (short name: MAXK) commenced today on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm. Maxkompetens belongs to the industrial sector and is the 79th company to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq’s Nordic markets* in 2015.

Maxkompetens is a consulting company specialized in temporary staffing and recruitment solutions. The company provides skilled competence to technology, IT and industrial companies as well as to student health departments at schools, and offers its services on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Maxkompetens has local offices in nine additional locations across Sweden. For more information, please visit www.maxkompetens.se.

“Maxkompetens has grown rapidly while maintaining its profitability” said Ronny Siggelin, CEO of Maxkompetens. “Through the listing on Nasdaq First North, we will be able to continue our successful acquisition plan and we are convinced that we will show continued strong growth and profitability in the future. The first six months of this fiscal year have started very well and we have exceeded our growth objectives. Together with our shareholders, customers and employees we now look forward to develop Maxkompetens even further.”

“We welcome Maxkompetens to Nasdaq First North and to our family of companies” said Adam Kostyál, senior vice president and head of European listings at Nasdaq. “We continue to see a strong inflow of companies that use the public markets to raise capital, and today’s listing underlines that trend.”

Maxkompetens Sverige AB has appointed Remium Nordic AB as the Certified Adviser.

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

About Nasdaq First North

Nasdaq First North is regulated as a multilateral trading facility, operated by the different exchanges within Nasdaq Nordic (Nasdaq First North Denmark is regulated as an alternative marketplace). It does not have the legal status as an EU-regulated market. Companies at Nasdaq First North are subject to the rules of Nasdaq 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”

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Christina Malmberg Hägerstrand
+46 8 405 65 83
christina.hagerstrand@nasdaq.com

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