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NASDAQ STOCKHOLM WELCOMES VOSTOK EMERGING FINANCE TO FIRST NORTH

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Stockholm, July 16, 2015 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announces that the trading in Vostok Emerging Finance Ltd’s Swedish Depository Receipts (short name: VEMF SDB) commenced today on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm. Vostok Emerging Finance belongs to the Financial sector and is the 66th company to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq’s Nordic markets* in 2015.

Vostok Emerging Finance is an investment company with the goal of investing in early stage modern financial services companies across emerging and frontier markets. The company will invest in businesses from all walks of financial services, including consumer lenders, payments providers, remittance businesses, wealth managers, savings and lending clubs, debt collectors and all forms of financial marketplaces. For more information, please visit www.vostokemergingfinance.com

"We are pleased to have been admitted for trading at Nasdaq First North", said Per Brilioth, Interim Managing Director and Board member of Vostok Emerging Finance. "Our goal is to build the leading investment vehicle focused on investing in early stage modern financial services companies across emerging and frontier markets and we look forward to further develop Vostok Emerging Finance as a listed company."

“We welcome Vostok Emerging Finance 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 Vostok Emerging Finance on its listing and look forward to supporting their endeavor as a publically traded company.”

Vostok Emerging Finance Ltd has appointed Pareto Securities 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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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.

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Media Relations Contact:
Christina Malmberg Hägerstrand
+46 8 405 65 83
christina.hagerstrand@nasdaq.com

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