OMX, the leading expert in the exchange industry, has made an offer to acquire all of the issued shares of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange in Slovenia. The price offered is EUR 125.19 (SIT 30,000) per share, corresponding to a total valuation of approximately EUR 4.2 million. "We believe that acquiring the Ljubljana Stock Exchange is a great opportunity for us and OMX will enhance the efficiency, liquidity and visibility of the Slovenian capital market. This will in turn strengthen the Slovene domestic securities market and Ljubljana Stock Exchange's regional role. Our experience of developing the Nordic and Baltic market and providing technology to more than 60 exchanges in over 50 countries provide us with a strong platform from which to expand our business in Eastern Europe," says Hans-Ole Jochumsen president Business Area Information Services and New Markets within OMX. OMX has presented its plans to the shareholders and Management Board of Ljubljana Stock Exchange. The proposed transaction is subject to approval from relevant Slovenian authorities. OMX offer is valid until January 22, 2007. Ljubljana Stock Exchange is regionally strong and developed securities market and has more than 130 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of over EUR 18 billion. The Ljubljana Stock Exchange is owned by 29 financial institutions. The revenues for the first nine months of 2006 amounted to EUR 2.6 million (23.7% higher than in the same period last year) and its profit before tax was EUR 651800. For more information please visit www.ljse.si. For more information, please contact: Niclas Lilja, Press Relations, OMX +46 8 405 63 95 About OMX | OMX is a leading expert in the exchange industry. Through the Nordic Exchange, OMX offers access to approximately 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic securities market. The Nordic Exchange is a term used for marketing purposes and is not a legal entity. It describes the common offering from the Helsinki Stock Exchange, Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Stockholm Stock Exchange, Iceland Stock Exchange, Tallinn Stock Exchange, Riga Stock Exchange and Vilnius Stock Exchange. OMX' integrated technology solutions cross the transaction chain enabling efficient securities transactions for over 60 exchange organizations in more than 50 countries. OMX is a Nordic Large Cap company in the Financials sector on the OMX Nordic Exchange. For more information, please visit www.omxgroup.com
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