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OMX Exchanges Monthly Statistics March 2005

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OMX ExchangesMonthly Statistics March 2005 Share trading The average value of share trading per business day amounted to EUR 2,266 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 2,111 million). The average number of trades per business day was 60,775 (during the past 12-month period: 55,696). Tallinn Stock Exchange had an all time high record in total share trading in March, amounting to EUR 1,009 million. (Earlier record August 1997: 244 EUR million). The turnover velocity was 114%.Derivative trading Average derivative trading volume in Swedish and Finnish equity and fixed-income products amounted to 362,692 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 426,010) per business day. The average number of traded contracts in equity derivative products amounted to 327,363 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 398,334 contracts) per business day, while the average number of contracts in fixed-income derivative products amounted to 35,329 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 27,676 contracts) per business day. The total premium value for stock options amounted to EUR 3.3 million (during the past 12-month period EUR 4.8 million) per day. Covered warrant trading The average value of covered warrant trading per business day amounted to EUR 3.5 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 4.4 million). Index development During March the OMXS30 index increased by 0.1%, the OMXH25 index decreased by 0.5%, the TALSE index increased by 13.4%, the RIGSE index increased by 5.6% and the VILSE index increased by 3.0%. This report comprises statistics from the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Helsinki Stock Exchange, Tallinn Stock Exchange, Riga Stock Exchange and Vilnius Stock Exchange. The reported figures pertain to all the five exchanges, unless otherwise stated. EFFICIENT SECURITIES TRANSACTIONSMembers On March 31, 2005 the total number of members was 122 (excluded 52 members who are members at more than one exchange) of which Stockholm Stock Exchange had 78 members, Helsinki Stock Exchange had 45 members, Tallinn Stock Exchange had 17 members, Riga Stock Exchange had 15 members and Vilnius Stock Exchange had 19 members. List changes Shares Total market value of all listed companies amounted to EUR 492 billion on March 31 (March 31, 2004: EUR 449 billion.) During March, 1 company was delisted from Stockholm Stock Exchange. On the Helsinki Stock Exchange 1 company was delisted. On the Riga Stock Exchange 1 company was listed. The total number of listed companies is 501 (excluded 6 multi-listed companies) of which 273 companies are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 136 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, 13 on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 42 on the Riga Stock Exchange and 43 on the Vilnius Stock Exchange. Bonds The total number of listed bonds is 1,846 of which 1,485 on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 292 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, 6 on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 30 on the Riga Stock Exchange and 33 on the Vilnius Stock Exchange. In March, 63 new bonds were registered on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 36 bonds were delisted. On the Helsinki Stock Exchange 9 new bonds were registered, while 5 were delisted. On the Riga Stock Exchange 1 new bond was registered, while 1 was delisted. On the Vilnius Stock Exchange 1 new bond was listed while 2 were delisted. Covered Warrants The total number of listed covered warrants is 1,625, of which 1,315 on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 310 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. In March, 32 new covered warrants were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 225 were delisted. At the Helsinki Stock Exchange 20 new covered warrants were listed and 46 were delisted.Surveillance and Enforcement The disciplinary committee of the Stockholm Stock Exchange has in two cases issued warnings. J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd and Lehman Brothers International (Europe) have both breached the rules that state that a party who acquires 5% or more of the shares in a listed company must disclose the acquisition. Each of the two companies had acquired more than 5% of the shares in Song Network Holding AB without disclosing the acquisitions. The Stockholm Stock Exchange has issued criticism in the following four cases for infractions of the rules of the Exchange. These infractions were not of such a serious nature that they required to be handled by the Disciplinary Committee. One company was criticized for having disseminated imprecise information to the market. Two companies were criticized after giving some forward-looking information at in the first case a capital market day and in the second case a telephone conference. One company was criticized for the design of an incentive program to members of the board of directors. EFFICIENT SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS North Atlantic Natural Resources AB, IAR Systems AB and TurnIT AB were placed on the Observation segment of Stockholm Stock Exchanges O-list due to the fact that the companies did not fulfill the listing requirement regarding distribution of shares. Three matters of suspected insider trading were reported to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority during the month. The Stockholm Stock Exchange has issued criticism to two member firms who have breached the NOREX Member Rules regarding placing orders into the trading system. The secretary of disciplinary board of the Helsinki Stock Exchanges issued a reprimand for two companies for infractions of the rules of the Stock Exchange. One company was criticized for not publishing its financial information simultaneously, and one company did not publish without undue delay sufficient information about its currency risks. One case of infractions of the rules of the Exchange was reported to the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority. The Helsinki Stock Exchange issued criticisms to six companies of which five did not inform sufficiently about the board of directors proposals to the Annual General Meeting. One company did not publish correctly the financial information of its associated company. For more information or comments, please contact In Stockholm, Annika Molander, Vice President Communications, +46 8 405 66 10 In Helsinki, Anu Ilvonen, Communications Manager, +358 9 6166 7599 In Tallinn, Tex Vertmann, Communications Manager, +372 640 8862 In Riga, Inese Purgaile, Corporate Communications Department Manager, + 371 7212 431 In Vilnius, Diana Sokolova, Marketing and Communications Manager +370 5 272 13 71 For matters regarding market surveillance: In Stockholm Anders Ackebo, Senior Vice President Surveillance +46 8 405 70 10 These statistics are also available at www.omxgroup.com. About OMX Exchanges | OMX is a leading partner for more efficient securities transactions. OMX consists of two divisions: OMX Technology and OMX Exchanges. Through the OMX Exchanges division, OMX owns and operates the equity and derivatives exchanges in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius as well as the central securities depositories in Estonia and Latvia. Through OMX Exchanges, OMX offers access to approximately 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic Securities market. For more information please visit www.omxgroup.com. EFFICIENT SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS Share Trading OMX Exchanges 1) Mar 3) Feb Mar Jan-Mar Jan-Mar Apr 2004- 2005 2005 2004 2005 2004 Mar 2005 Value, EUR billions, total 47,6 52,9 63,6 147,4 169,9 529,9 Stockholm Stock Exchange 30,9 37,5 41,4 99,0 113,6 356,7 Helsinki Stock Exchange 15,6 15,2 22,1 46,8 56,1 170,8 Tallinn Stock Exchange 1,0 0,2 0,1 1,3 0,2 1,8 Riga Stock Exchange 0,01 0,003 0,01 0,02 0,02 0,1 Vilnius Stock Exchange 0,1 0,04 0,04 0,2 0,02 0,5 Value per business day, EUR millions, total 2 266 2 646 2 764 2 416 2 697 2 111 Stockholm Stock Exchange 1 471 1 874 1 799 1 624 1 803 1 421 Helsinki Stock Exchange 743 761 961 768 890 681 Tallinn Stock Exchange 45,9 9,4 2,2 20,5 2,7 6,9 Riga Stock Exchange 0,2 0,2 0,5 0,3 0,2 0,4 Vilnius Stock Exchange 5,8 2,3 1,7 3,3 0,2 1,8 Number of trades, total 1 276 511 1 434 929 1 578 821 3 949 717 4 677 110 13 980 542 Number of trades per business day, total 60 775 71 791 68 666 64 745 74 246 55 696 Stockholm Stock Exchange 41 609 50 969 49 307 45 126 54 991 38 904 Helsinki Stock Exchange 18 200 19 813 18 695 18 694 18 622 16 190 Tallinn Stock Exchange 235 151 73 166 86 96 Riga Stock Exchange 132 111 89 123 76 92 Vilnius Stock Exchange 599 747 502 636 471 413 Market value, EUR billion, total 492 496 449 492 449 492 Stockholm Stock Exchange 310 314 270 310 270 310 Helsinki Stock Exchange 169 170 170 169 170 169 Tallinn Stock Exchange 6 6 3 6 3 6 Riga Stock Exchange 1 1 1 1 1 1 Vilnius Stock Exchange 6 5 3 6 3 6 Turnover velocity, %2) 114 136 152 122 150 118 Index Development OMXS30 Index 770,4 770,0 690,3 770,4 690,3 770,4 Change in OMXS30 Index, % 0,1 3,8 -1,1 3,8 8,5 11,6 OMXH25 Index 1 953,0 1 962,9 1 617,6 1 953,0 1 617,6 1 953,0 Change in OMXH25 Index, % -0,5 7,3 -2,5 6,7 5,7 20,7 TALSE Index 610,9 538,9 340,0 610,9 340,0 610,9 Change in TALSE Index, % 13,4 15,4 5,8 36,1 19,0 79,7 RIGSE Index 446,6 422,7 343,9 446,6 343,9 446,6 Change in RIGSE Index, % 5,6 -1,1 11,46 8,0 19,3 29,9 VILSE Stock Index 346,4 336,4 217,8 346,4 217,8 346,4 Change in Vilse Index, % 3,0 4,4 6,8 18,0 24,8 59,0 1) The reported figures pertain to OMX Exchanges in total, unless otherwise stated. Stockholm Stock Exchange figures include A, O and Xternal list. Helsinki Stock Exchange figures include Main list, I List, NM List, Prelist, BL Market and Swedish shares list. Tallinn Stock Exchange figures include Baltic Main list, Baltic I-list and Baltic Free list. Riga Stock Exchange figures include Baltic Main list, Baltic I-list and Baltic Free list. Vilnius Stock Exchange figures include the Official list and Current list. 2) The turnover velocity is estimated as total turnover during the period divided by the number of business days during the period multiplied by 250 and divided by the average market value during the period. 3) Exchange rate SEK/EUR: 9.09 Derivative Trading 4) Volume in number of contracts Mar Feb Mar Jan-Mar Jan-Mar Apr 2004- 2005 2005 2004 2005 2004 Mar 2005 Equity and fixed-income products, total 7 616 534 11 259 785 11 481 469 28 793 802 34 763 502 106 999 349 Share options and futures, total per business day 217 694 413 833 334 069 328 206 407 209 300 120 Stockholm and Helsinki Stock Exchange 155 372 293 376 206 590 222 497 267 075 191 303 Swedish products at EDX 19 968 54 945 57 044 38 685 76 797 37 888 Finnish products at Eurex 42 355 65 512 70 435 67 023 63 337 70 929 Index options and futures, total per business day 109 668 117 696 130 723 110 427 118 806 98 214 Stockholm and Helsinki Stock Exchange 73 302 81 365 85 962 75 597 75 934 63 903 Swedish products at EDX 36 367 36 331 44 760 34 830 42 872 34 311 Equity products, total per business day 327 363 531 529 464 791 438 632 526 015 398 334 Fixed-income products, total per business day 5) 35 329 31 461 34 403 33 397 25 786 27 676 Short-term interest products 20 604 26 515 20 698 25 323 18 238 19 435 Long-term interest products 14 726 4 946 13 704 8 074 7 548 8 241 Equity and fixed-income products, total per business day 362 692 562 989 499 194 472 030 551 802 426 010 Average Premium Value per business day, Stock Options, EUR million 5) 3,3 6,6 6,4 5,4 9,1 4,8 4) The reported figures pertain to OMX in total, unless otherwise stated. 5) Only Stockholm Stock Exchange and EDX London figures. Covered Warrant Trading Mar Feb Mar Jan-Mar Jan-Mar Apr 2004- 2005 2005 2004 2005 2004 Mar 2005 Value, EUR millions, total 72,8 98,5 216,7 244,2 666,7 1 102,3 Value per business day, EUR thousand, total 3 465 4 924 9 424 4 003 10 583 4 392 Stockholm Stock Exchange 2 018 3 734 5 254 2 740 6 596 2 972 Helsinki Stock Exchange 1 448 1 190 4 170 1 262 3 987 1 420 Number of trades, total 22 490 33 520 55 712 82 517 155 691 338 123 Number of trades per business day, total 1 071 1 676 2 422 1 353 2 471 1 347 Stockholm Stock Exchange 708 1 279 1 808 974 1 898 1 019 Helsinki Stock Exchange 363 397 615 379 574 328 Trading days Mar Feb Mar Jan-Mar Jan-Mar Apr 2004- 2005 2005 2004 2005 2004 Mar 2005 Stockholm Stock Exchange 21 20 23 61 63 251 EDX London 21 20 23 61 63 251 Helsinki Stock Exchange 21 20 23 61 63 251 Eurex 21 20 23 61 63 252 Tallinn Stock Exchange 22 19 23 62 63 255 Riga Stock Exchange 21 20 23 62 64 252 Vilnius Stock Exchange 21 19 22 61 62 252 The full monthly report

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