OMXs exchanges monthly statistics February 2006 All-time high in February • The number of share trades on OMX exchanges reached an average of 120,749 trades per day (previous record: 117,572 in January 2006). Share trading The value of average daily share trading amounted to EUR 4,048 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 3,227 million). The average number of trades per business day was 120,749 (during the past 12-month period: 88,261). The turnover rate was 130%.Derivative trading The average daily trading volume in Swedish, Finnish and Danish equity and fixed-income derivative products amounted to 634,335 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 497,529). The average daily number of contracts in equity derivative products amounted to 561,889 (during the past 12-month period: 456,021), while the average daily number of contracts in fixed-income derivative products amounted to 72,446 (during the past 12-month period: 41,507). The average daily premium value of stock options amounted to EUR 12.3 million (during the past 12-month period EUR 5.7 million). Bond trading The value of average daily bond trading amounted to EUR 8,992 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 10,092 million). Covered warrant trading The value of average daily warrant trading amounted to EUR 11.1 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 7.0 million).ETF / Investment fund trading The value of average daily trading in ETFs/Investment funds amounted to EUR 82 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 71 million). Index development In February, the OMXS30 index increased by 3.4%, the OMXH25 index increased by 5.7%, the OMXC20 index increased by 0.4%, the OMXT index increased by 0.5%, the OMXR index decreased by 12.0%, and the OMXV index decreased by 8.0%. Members On February 28, the total number of members was 149 (excluding 101 members that are members of more than one exchange) of which Stockholm Stock Exchange has 86 members, Helsinki Stock Exchange 51 members, Copenhagen Stock Exchange 51 members, Tallinn Stock Exchange 19 members, Riga Stock Exchange 18 members and Vilnius Stock Exchange 25 members. List changes Shares On February 28, the total market value of all listed companies amounted to EUR 780 billion (February 28, 2005: EUR 621 billion). In February, two companies were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. On the Copenhagen Stock Exchange two companies were listed and one company was delisted. The total number of listed companies is 680 (excluding nine multiple listings) of which 273 companies are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 137 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, 177 on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, 15 on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 44 on the Riga Stock Exchange and 43 on the Vilnius Stock Exchange. Bonds The total number of listed bonds is 4,290 of which 1,602 are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 308 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, 2,300 on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, nine on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 34 on the Riga Stock Exchange and 37 on the Vilnius Stock Exchange. In February, 48 new bonds were registered on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, and 42 bonds were delisted. On the Helsinki Stock Exchange seven new bonds were registered, while two were delisted. On the Copenhagen Stock Exchange 19 new bonds were listed, while four were delisted. On the Riga Stock Exchange one bond was listed. On the Vilnius Stock Exchange three bonds were listed, and two were delisted. Covered Warrants The total number of listed covered warrants is 1,348 of which 1,046 are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 302 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. In February, 104 warrants were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 112 were delisted. On the Helsinki Stock Exchange 56 covered warrants were listed, and 93 were delisted. Surveillance and Enforcement Stockholm Stock Exchange In February the Stockholm Stock Exchange has issued three companies criticism for infringes of the rules of the Exchange. These infringes were not of such a serious nature that they required to be handled by the Disciplinary Committee. Two companies were criticized for having published incomplete information to the stock market. One company was criticized for not having published a notice to the annual shareholders meeting through a press release. The Stockholm Stock Exchange has issued criticism towards exchange members on three occasions in connection with breaches of exchange rules. The first issue concerned an incident where the member, by use of automatic order routing, placed orders in a careless manner resulting in a strong market impact which is in conflict with the trading rules. The second issue concerned missing reporting of manual trades. The member had, due to a deficiency in their internal trading systems, failed to report a number of trades in due time. The third issue concerned a situation where a member failed to fulfill its obligations according to a market maker-agreement for a number of warrants. The member had failed to supply the exchange with accurate and complete information about the conditions for trading the warrants in question. One foreign investment firm, however not a member of the Stockholm Stock Exchange, was criticized for not having disclosed a notice concerning acquisitions and transfers of shares in accordance with the rules of the Swedish Industry and Commerce Stock Exchange Committee. During the month, four cases have been handed over to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Three of these cases have concerned suspected illegal insider trading and one of them has concerned suspected market abuse in connection with trading with strong market impact. Försäkringsaktiebolaget Skandia was placed on the Observation segment of the Stockholm Stock Exchanges A-list since the company did not fulfill the listing requirement regarding shareholder concentration. The Helsinki Stock Exchange During February the Helsinki Stock Exchange issued two companies criticism. One company was criticized because it did not publish changes in the Board of Directors proposals to the Annual General Meeting. The second company was criticized for breaching the exchange rules when not commenting on public information. In addition to this case the exchange stated that a listed company is not allowed to restrict its duty to disclose information in any way that conflicts the regulations of the exchange. The incidents were not of such a serious nature that they required to be handled by the Disciplinary Committee. During the month the Helsinki Stock Exchange called a members attention to their inadequate compliance with the rules regarding reporting of Manual Trades. Saunalahti Group Corporation was placed on the Observation Segment of the Main List since the company had applied for delisting. The Copenhagen Stock Exchange In February, the Copenhagen Stock Exchange reprimanded a member firm for having breached the Norex Member Rules. The member had executed a number of order book trades with no underlying customers. During the month the Copenhagen Stock Exchange considered two mandatory bids. The first bid was to the shareholders in Theodor Ejendomsinvest A/S, made by AM Gruppen A/S and Aandahl A/S. The other bid was to the shareholders in Schaumann Properties A/S made by Schaumann Holding A/S. BioMar Holding A/S was removed from the observation list as Schouw & Co., after the close of a mandatory bid, had acquired less than 90 per cent of the shares in the company. Consequently the listing is maintained, with Schouw & Co. as the majority shareholder. In February, Potagua Kapital A/S was transferred to the observation list as the company was about to hold an extraordinary general meeting with the purpose of passing a resolution to dissolve the company and deregister from the Danish Commerce & Companies Agency. Vilnius Stock Exchange In February the Vilnius Stock Exchange issued a warning towards one exchange member. The warning concerned an incident where the member failed to enter a sell order into the order book within given time, and thereby breaching the rules of the Exchange. These statistics are also available at www.omxgroup.com. For more information, please contact: In Stockholm, Ulrika Olofson, Communications Manager +46 8 405 63 76 In Helsinki, Jarmo Holopainen, Communications Manager + 358 9 6166 7203 In Copenhagen, Ellen-Margrethe Soelberg, Communications Manager + 45 33 77 04 30 In Tallinn,Tex Vertmann, Communications Manager +372 640 88 62 In Riga, Inese Purgaile, Corporate Communications Department Manager + 371 721 24 31 In Vilnius, Diana Sokolova, Marketing and Communications Manager +370 5 272 13 71 This report comprises statistics from the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Helsinki Stock Exchange, Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Tallinn Stock Exchange, Riga Stock Exchange and Vilnius Stock Exchange. The reported figures pertain to all the six exchanges, unless otherwise stated. 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. 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