OMX Exchanges¹ Monthly Statistics September 2004 On September 27, OMX Exchanges' marketplaces in Helsinki, Tallinn and Riga successfully launched the common Nordic trading platform SAXESS, already in use at the Stockholm Stock Exchange, for trading on the cash markets. The launch of SAXESS, developed and operated by OMX Technology, is a milestone in OMX's effort to realize the vision of an integrated Nordic and Baltic securities market. The harmonization of cash markets provides additional customer benefits, such as harmonized trading hours between the Helsinki and Stockholm Stock Exchanges as well as harmonized Nordic and Baltic trading rules. Share trading The average value of share trading per business day amounted to EUR 2,039 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 2,119 million). The average number of trades per business day was 51,220 (during the past 12-month period: 58,084). The turnover velocity was 115%. Derivative trading Average derivative trading volume in Swedish and Finnish equity and fixed-income products amounted to 410,301 contracts (during the past 12- month period: 438,862) per business day. The average number of traded contracts in equity derivative products amounted to 370,053 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 413,465 contracts) per business day, while the average number of contracts in fixed-income derivative products amounted to 40,248 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 25,396 contracts) per business day. The total premium value for stock options amounted to EUR 4.4 million (during the past 12-month period EUR 5.8 million) per day. Covered warrant trading The average value of covered warrant trading per business day amounted to EUR 4.1 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 6.6 million). Index development During September the OMX index increased by 3.0%, the HEX25 index increased by 2.8%, the TALSE index increased by 3.4%, the RIGSE index increased by 2.5% and the VILSE index increased by 5.9%. 1This 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. Members On September 30, 2004 the total number of members was 124 (excluded 43 members who are members at more than one exchange) of which Stockholm Stock Exchange had 79 members, Helsinki Stock Exchange had 44 members, Tallinn Stock Exchange had 13 members, Riga Stock Exchange had 12 members and Vilnius Stock Exchange had 19 members. List changes Shares Total market value of all listed companies amounted to EUR 434 billion on September 30 (September 30, 2003: EUR 378 billion.) During September, one company was listed at the Riga Stock Exchange and one company was listed at Vilnius Stock Exchange. One company was delisted from the Stockholm Stock Exchange. At Helsinki Stock Exchange one company was transferred from the I List to the Main List. The total number of listed companies is 502 (excluded 6 multi-listed companies) of which 277 companies are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 137 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, 13 on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 37 on the Riga Stock Exchange and 44 on the Vilnius Stock Exchange. Bonds The total number of listed bonds is 1,766 of which 1,427 on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 275 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, 3 on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 25 on the Riga Stock Exchange and 36 on the Vilnius Stock Exchange. In September, 36 new bonds were registered on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 39 bonds were delisted. On the Helsinki Stock Exchange 13 new bonds were registered, while 5 was delisted. On the Riga Stock Exchange 2 bonds was delisted and on the Vilnius Stock Exchange 2 bonds were listed and 3 were delisted. Covered Warrants The total number of listed covered warrants is 2,020, of which 1,732 on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 288 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. In September, 137 new covered warrants were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 102 were delisted. At the Helsinki Stock Exchange 23 new covered warrants were listed and 72 were delisted. Market Surveillance In September, Stockholm Stock Exchange referred six matters of suspected insider trading to the Financial Supervisory Authority. A company that was placed on the Observation Segment of the O-list in February due to the companys unstable financial situation, was transferred to its ordinary position on the O-list in September since the uncertainty no longer existed. Stockholm Stock Exchanges Disciplinary Committee ordered one company to pay a fine of two annual fees and acquitted another company of sanction. Both cases concerned whether the companies had breached the information requirements of the Listing Agreement with the Exchange. For more information or comments, please contact For matters regarding trading statistics: In Stockholm, Annika Molander, Communications Manager, +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, Krista Grintale, Corporate Communications Department Director, + 371 7212 431 In Vilnius, Diana Sokolova, Public Relations Manager +370 5 272 13 71 For matters regarding market surveillance: Anders Ackebo, Senior Vice President Surveillance + 46 8 405 70 10 These statistics are also available at www.omxgroup.com. About OMX: OMX owns and operates the largest securities market in the Northern Europe and is a leading provider of marketplace services and solutions for the financial and energy markets. OMX consists of two divisions: OMX Exchanges and OMX Technology. OMX Exchanges owns and operates the stock exchanges in Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius as well as the central securities depositories in Finland, Estonia and Latvia. Through OMX Exchanges OMX offers access to 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic securities market. OMX Technology is a provider of transaction technology, processing and outsourcing solutions. OMX is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Helsinki Stock Exchange. For more information please visit www.omxgroup.com. The full report
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