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OMX - Interim report January-September 2006

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OMX Interim report January-September 2006 Increased activity in all business areas Revenue during January-September increased by 13% to SEK 2,585 m (2,289) Operating income increased by 32% to SEK 856 m (647) Income after financial items grew with 37% to SEK 812 m (591) Income after tax rose 73% to SEK 615 m (356) Earnings per share increased by 71% to SEK 5.17 (3.03) Return on shareholders equity rose to 17 (6) percent Launch of the Nordic Exchange Letter of Intent for merger with Iceland Stock Exchange Continued increase in order value in technology operations Work at OMX was more intense than usual during the normally quiet summer period of the third quarter. The temperature has risen in all of our business areas, which is why both revenue and expenses is up compared to the same period last year, says Magnus Böcker, President and CEO of OMX. OMXs interim report for the period January-September 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 11:00 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) 850 520 270, UK: +44 (0) 208 817 9301, 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 About OMX | OMX is a leading expert in the exchange industry. Through the Nordic Exchange in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, OMX offers access to approximately 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic securities market. Our integrated technology solutions span the transaction chain enabling efficient securities transactions for exchanges, clearing organizations, central securities depositories and other financial institutions around the world. OMX is listed on the Nordic Exchange in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen. For more information, please visit www.omxgroup.com. The full report

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