New OMX Baltic Benchmark portfolio selected
New OMX Baltic Benchmark portfolio selected The new portfolio of the OMX Baltic Benchmark index will become effective on July 1, 2009 Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, June 15, 2009 - The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announces today the results of the semi-annual review of the OMX Baltic Benchmark index, (NASDAQ OMX Baltic: OMXBB), which will become effective with the market open on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Lietuvos Juru Laivininkyste (LJL1L), Vilkyskiu Pienine (VLP1L) and Bankas Snoras (SRS1L) will be added to the index. As a result of the evaluation, the following five shares will be removed from the OMXBB index: Agrowill Group (AVG1L), Järvevana (JRV1T), Lietuvos Dujos (LDJ1L), Luterma (LTR1T) and Snaige (SNG1L). “The OMX Baltic Benchmark index is a free float adjusted, sector diversified and liquidity screened index designed to mimic the Baltic stock markets. With a close correlation to the Baltic markets the index provides investors with a cost efficient alternative to get exposure to this region”, says Magdalena Hartman, Vice president Global Index Group. The OMX Baltic Benchmark index consists of the largest and most traded stocks on the NASDAQ OMX Baltic Market. The OMXBB is revised twice a year, on January 1 and July 1.The base date for the index is December 31, 1999, with a base value of 100. OMX Baltic Benchmark constituents after review effective July 1, 2009: Apranga Klaipedos Nafta Pieno ZvaigzdesTallink Grupp Arco Vara AS Lietuvos Juru Laivininkyste Rytu Skirstomieji Tinklai TEO LT Baltika Liepajas metalurgs Rokiskio Suris Tallinn Department Store Estonian Telecom A Latvijas kugnieciba Siauliu Bankas Tallinna Vesi Grindeks Merko Ehitus SAF Tehnika Ukio Bankas Grigiskes Nordecon International Sanitas Vilkyskiu Pienine Harju Electrics Norma AS Silvano Fashion Group Ventspils nafta Invalda Olympic Entertainment Group Bankas SnorasZemaitijos Pienas About NASDAQ OMX Index Products NASDAQ OMX is a global leader in creating and licensing strategy indexes and is home to the most widely watched indexes in the world. As a premier, full-service provider, NASDAQ OMX is dedicated to designing powerful indexes that are in sync with a continually changing market environment. Utilizing the expanded coverage of our global company, NASDAQ OMX has nearly 1,500 diverse equity, commodity and fixed-income indexes in the U.S., Europe, and throughout world. In addition, our calculation, licensing and marketing support provide the tools to measure and replicate global markets. The NASDAQ OMX Index Group range of services covers the entire business process from index design to calculation and dissemination. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/. For more information about the OMX Baltic Benchmark Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/. About NASDAQ OMX The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about NASDAQ OMX's products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that the FSA will give the NASDAQ OMX applicant the authorization and permissions which it seeks. - # - CONTACTS: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Ellen-Margrethe Soelberg +45 3377 0430 email@example.com NDAQF
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