OMXS30 and OMXH25 the new index names on OMX and HEX25 Stockholm Stock Exchange and Helsinki Stock Exchange will change the names of their OMX and HEX25 indexes on November 15, 2004. The new name of the OMX index will be OMXS30, with the letter S standing for Stockholm. The HEX25 indexs new name will be OMXH25, with the letter H standing for Helsinki. The figures designate the number of shares included in the tradable index. The introduction of a joint index family is part of OMX Exchanges aim to create an integrated Nordic and Baltic market. The aim of having a larger, harmonized market is to create an efficient and liquid Nordic Baltic marketplace that will satisfy the requirements of local and global players and contribute to increased competitiveness in the region. INDEX NAME CURRENT INDEX NAME NEW INDEX NAME, AS OF NOVEMBER 15, 2004 COMPLETE NAME, AS OF NOVEMBER 15, 2004 OMX (Stockholm Stock Exchange) OMXS30 OMX Stockholm 30 HEX25 (Helsinki Stock Exchange) OMXH25 OMX Helsinki 25 For further information, please contact Annika Molander, Vice President Communications, OMX Exchanges +46 8 405 6610 OMXS30, OMX Stockholm 30 OMXS30 is a capital-weighted index that measures the price trend of the 30 most traded shares on Stockholm Stock Exchange. This means that the portion of the index accounted for by the constituent shares is determined by the current market capitalization of each particular company. The index is reweighted and the shares are selected twice annually, based on the companies liquidity. The high liquidity of the constituent shares combined with the indexs design makes OMXS30 attractive for derivatives such as futures and options, as well as other financial products, such as equity-index bonds and exchange-traded funds. OMXH25, OMX Helsinki 25 OMXH25 is a capital-weighted index that consists of the 25 most traded share series on Helsinki Stock Exchanges Main List. OMXH25 is used as a comparative index for the management of Finnish equity portfolios and internationally as a reference index for the Finnish market. The index is reweighted four times a year, while share selection is conducted twice annually, based on the companies liquidity. The indexs design combined with the high liquidity of the constituent shares makes OMXH25 attractive for derivatives such as futures, options and exchange-traded funds. About OMX Exchanges | 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 Technology and OMX Exchanges. Through the OMX Exchanges division, OMX owns and operates the 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. For more information please visit www.omxgroup.com.
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