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OM acquires Sweden's most advanced data center

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OM acquires Sweden’s most advanced data center OM has acquired the operations and staff of Hostmark, the Swedish subsidiary of WorldPort Incorporated. Hostmark’s operations consist of operating and hosting business critical systems from a data center outside Stockholm. The data center will be integrated with OM’s newly formed business area for facility management - Global Services - handling facility management and hosting of systems for companies within financial and energy markets. The investment is already expected to have a positive impact on results in 2002. We have acquired a data center that covers our needs for a long time. Through the acquisition, Global Services will gain access to state-of-the-art technology, says Carl-Magnus Hallberg, General Manager at Global Services OM. OM has 250 employees within the business area Global Services which has operations in Stockholm, London, New York and Sydney. Global Services today operates 13 exchanges for customers worldwide. Global Services most recent customer is Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE), which recently signed an agreement with OM regarding outsourced operation and development of a new system for SFE’s financial clearing services. WorldPort Incorporated’s subsidiary Hostmark has been active in facility management and hosting in Sweden since 2000. The data center was inaugurated in April 2001 and is one of Sweden’s largest and the most advanced data center with its 10 000 m². It is built to meet very high demands on security from customers who are dependent on around-the-clock up-time. OM is the world’s leading provider of transaction technology to the financial services and energy industries, developing, marketing and providing facility management of software that increases the efficiency of financial and energy markets throughout the world. OM has over 100 customers in 20 countries worldwide. The company also owns and operates exchanges and has operations in ten countries. OM is listed on Stockholmsbörsen. For more information, please visit www.om.com. For further information or comments, please contact Carl-Magnus Hallberg, General Manager Global Services, OM +46 8 405 7385 Anna Eriksson, Vice President Brand & Communication OM +46 8 405 6612

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