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OMX - Interim report January-June 2006

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OMX Interim report January-June 2006 Continued strong profit growth Revenue during January-June increased by 17 percent to SEK 1,768 m (1,513) Operating income rose by 49 percent to SEK 618 m (415) Income after financial items increased by 53 percent to SEK 585 m (382) Income after tax increased by 117 percent to SEK 444 m (205) Earnings per share rose by 112 percent to SEK 3.73 (1.76) Return on shareholders equity climbed to 17 percent (5) Another quarter with record exchange trading Launch of First North marketplace in Sweden Increased order intake in technology operations during the second quarter, SEK 607 m (315) It is satisfying to be able to present another quarter of strong growth for OMX. Operating income for the second quarter was SEK 284 m, which is an improvement of 37 percent compared with the year-earlier period. Increased revenue combined with continued cost control enabled this profit increase. The Groups revenues increased by 12 percent compared with the same quarter in 2005, while expenses were unchanged, excluding operations being discontinued, says Magnus Böcker, President and CEO of OMX. OMXs interim report for the period January-June 2006 is presented on the following pages. The report is also available at www.omxgroup.com. A press and analyst briefing will be held today at 10:00 a.m. CET at OMXs premises at Tullvaktsvägen 15, Stockholm. For anyone unable to attend, it is possible to participate via teleconference on the following numbers, Sweden: +46 (0)850 520 266, UK: +44 (0) 207 154 2638, USA: +1 718 354 1226. The report will be presented by OMXs President and CEO Magnus Böcker and CFO Kristina Schauman. For further information, please contact: Jakob Håkanson, Vice President, Investor Relations +46 (0)8- 405 60 42 Niclas Lilja, Vice President, Communications +46 (0)8- 405 63 95 The full report

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