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Nomination Committee’s proposal for the OMX Board of Directors


Nomination Committees proposal for the OMX Board of Directors OMXs Nomination Committee, comprising Marcus Wallenberg (Committee Chairman), Eva Halvarsson, KG Lindvall, Tom Ruud and Olof Stenhammar (convening member), have decided to propose to the Extraordinary Board Meeting OMX intends to hold on February 3, 2005, that the following new Board members be elected to serve until the 2005 Annual General Meeting is held: Urban Bäckström Birgitta Klasén Henrik Normann The election of Henrik Normann is conditional upon the merger with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange being implemented as well as approval from the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority. Olof Stenhammar, Chairman, Adine Grate-Axén, Bengt Halse, Tarmo Korpela, Markku Pohjola remain as members, while Gunnar Brock, Timo Ihamuotila, Thomas Franzén and Mikael Lilius have declared that they wish to resign from the Board. The Nominating Committee represents 35 percent of all shares and votes in the company. Urban Bäckström Urban Bäckström has been President of Skandia Liv since November 1, 2003. He also serves as Board Chairman of the Jönköping International Business School and Vice Chairman of the National Economic Association in Sweden. Between 1994 and 2002, Urban Bäckström was Governor of the Swedish Riksbank (central bank). During this time he was also involved as Board member and currently Chairman of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). In addition, he represented Sweden in the so-called G-10 group and was one of Swedens Governors in the International Monetary Fund (IMF). During 1991 and 1993, he was State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and, among other matters, was appointed by the Government to manage the banking crisis. During the late 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, Urban Bäckström was President of a brokerage firm. Born in 1954, Urban Bäckström holds an MSc degree in Business Administration. Birgitta Klasén Since 2004, Birgitta Klasén is Chief Information Officer (CIO) and head of Information Management at EADS Deutschland GmbH and member of the Boards of EADS Information Technology Services, Föreningssparbanken, E.ON Energie bv and Eniro. During 2003, she was project leader for a Group-wide IT project at Posten AB and prior to this was an independent consultant between 2002 and 2004. Between 1996 and 2001, she was CIO at Pharmacia & Upjohn and previously held the same position at Telia between 1995 and 1997. She worked as an engineer at IBM in Sweden from 1976 to 1992 and from 1993 to 1994 she was Executive Vice President of Responsor AB. Born in 1949, Birgitta Klasén holds an MSc degree in Engineering. Henrik Normann Since 2000, Henrik Normann has served as Senior Executive Vice President Markets and member of the Executive Committee at Danske Bank. He has been a member of the Board of the Copenhagen Stock Exchange since 2004. He is also Board Chairman of Danske Private Equities A/S and Danske Capital and Deputy Chairman of the International Securities Markets Association (ISMA). In addition, he is a member of the Boards of Fokus Bank and the Danish Stockbrokers Association. Henrik Normann has worked at Danske Bank in Copenhagen and London in various positions since 1983, with the exception of 1991 to 1992, when he worked for Asgard Management in London. Born in 1953, Henrik Normann holds a BA degree from the Copenhagen University. For more information, please contact: Anna Rasin, Vice President Marketing & Communications +46 8 405 66 12 PDF

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