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Stockholm, April 9, 2015 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announces that the trading in Hancap AB’s preference shares (short name: HANC PREF A) commenced today on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm. Hancap belongs to the Industrials sector and is (including switches) the 23rd company to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq’s Nordic markets* in 2015.

Hancap AB is a Swedish holding company that owns the businesses Santex AB, Santex Systems AB, Dalkarlarna i Ornäs AB, Seml AB, Uterumsmästarna i Sverige AB and Westcoast Windows AB. These group companies make out Hancap Consumer. Hancap Consumer have with Sweden as base through the companies Santex System AB and Westcoast Windows AB manufactured and sold windows and conservatories for over 30 years mainly for the Nordic markets, the UK, Switzerland and Germany. The companies Uterumsmästarna i Sverige AB, Dalkarlarna i Ornäs AB and Seml AB focus on direct sales to the end user providing selected market channels for Hancap Consumers product mix. For more information please visit

“We would like to thank all our investors for the strong interest they have shown in Hancap,” said Johan Berglund, CEO of Hancap AB. “The successful completion of the IPO strengthens Hancap’s position going forward, giving us the flexibility to faster implement our growth strategy. We will continue to build our existing businesses, drawing synergies between our group companies as well as exploring new acquisitions that will complement our group. We are excited to take this journey with our shareholders”

“We welcome Hancap to Nasdaq First North and to our family of listed companies,” said Adam Kostyál, senior vice president and head of European listings at Nasdaq. “Hancap will make an exciting addition to our world-leading Industrials sector and we look forward to supporting them in their endeavor as a publically traded company.”

Hancap has appointed Mangold Fondkommission AB as Certified Adviser.

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

About Nasdaq First North

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