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Nasdaq welcomes Arion Bank to the Main Market in Iceland and Stockholm


Reykjavík/Stockholm June 15, 2018 – Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announces that trading in hf., (shortname: ARION) commenced today on the Main markets of Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. ’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Iceland and the bank’s Swedish Depository Receipts (SDRs) are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. belongs to the financial sector. ’s listing is the first simultaneous dual listing on Nasdaq Nordic’s main markets for over a decade. It is the third company to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq Iceland this year, the 27th on Nasdaq Stockholm and the 39th company on Nasdaq’s Nordic markets*.  

is a leading, universal relationship bank in Iceland with a differentiated and innovative approach, established in 2008. is a broad and well-balanced bank that provides products and services catering for the needs of Icelandic households and companies. The bank‘s revenue streams broadly reflect the Icelandic economy, and it continuously strives to improve its business to meet the changing needs of its customers and the Icelandic society. Though primarily operating in Iceland, is increasingly but selectively providing financial services outside of the country, mainly to companies related to the seafood industry in Europe and North America. enjoys a strong position within domestic financial markets in terms of its return on equity, operational efficiency and product and services offering. Its main customers are corporations and individuals, who seek a wide variety of financial solutions. For further information, please visit

“’s listing today is a great milestone for the bank, its owners and employees.“ says Höskuldur Ólafsson, CEO of . “Arion is a leading banki in Iceland, innovative, profitable, and is in a strong position so the listing is a very logical and positive next step. Being dually listed will broaden the bank’s  investor reach and facilitate access to both domestic and international financial markets. We welcome new investors to the bank.”

“We sincerely welcome to the Main market of Nasdaq Iceland,” says Pall Hardarson, President of Nasdaq Iceland. “Not only will be one of the largest companies on the Main market in Iceland, it is also the first bank to be listed on the Main market for over a decade and is the first company in over a decade that starts trading at the same time on two Nasdaq Nordic markets. We wish the company and its shareholders well and look forward to supporting them going forward.”

“We welcome to Nasdaq and our family of companies,” said Adam Kostyál, SVP and Head of European Listings, Nasdaq. “ gets access to a broad and deep pool of investors through its dual listing in Iceland and Sweden, and we look forward to standing by them on their continued growth journey in the public markets.”

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


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