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Nasdaq welcomes Vincit to First North Finland

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October 17, 2016 – Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announced that trading in Vincit Group Plc shares (short name: VINCIT) commenced today on Nasdaq First North Finland. The company belongs to the Technology sector. Nasdaq First North is a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) aimed towards emerging growth companies and is operated by Nasdaq Nordic exchanges, including Nasdaq Helsinki.

Vincit, expert in software development, service design and ICT services, is the best workplace in Europe 2016. www.vincit.fi/en/.

”I am particularly happy that more than two thirds of our employees invested in us in the IPO. This further increases our employee satisfaction, thereby strengthening our customer and investor satisfaction as well. We also want to thank all new shareholders who believed in our company.”

“We warmly welcome Vincit to Nasdaq First North Finland. The company will make a great addition to our Technology sector, and we look forward to a long-standing partnership with the company and its shareholders,” said Henrik Husman, President of Nasdaq Helsinki. “It is also a pleasure to note that Vincit is no less than the ninth new listed company in Finland this year.”

Vincit Group Plc has appointed Alexander Corporate Finance Oy as its Certified Adviser. Alexander Corporate Finance also acted as the lead manager in the initial public offering.

About Nasdaq First North

Nasdaq First North is regulated as a multilateral trading facility, operated by the different exchanges within Nasdaq Nordic. 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.

About Nasdaq

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of $9.3 trillion and over 17,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

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Media contact+        Heli-Kirsti Airisniemi+        358 (0) 9 6166 7941+        heli-kirsti.airisniemi@nasdaq.com  

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