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Stockholm, December 21, 2015 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) welcomed 97 new listings to its Nordic markets* in 2015, raising above 54 billion SEK in total. This represents a 31 percent increase from the 74 new listings that occurred in 2014, and makes 2015 the strongest year ever in terms of new listings for Nasdaq Nordic.

“In a European perspective, Nasdaq Nordic has been the leading platform for new listings and we are pleased to see the strong inflow of companies using our Nordic markets to raise growth capital”, says Adam Kostyál, senior vice president and head of European listings at Nasdaq. “As an exchange, one of our most important tasks is to help companies grow, and we are proud to provide so many companies with the infrastructure and investor exposure needed to thrive.”

28 of the new listings at Nasdaq’s Nordic exchanges occurred on the main market, while 61 occurred on Nasdaq First North. In addition, a total number of 8 companies have transferred from First North to the main market, confirming First North’s status as a leading growth platform for Nordic companies.

“Since its launch in 2006, Nasdaq First North has grown significantly and is now home to more than 200 companies”, says Adam Kostyál. “Studies show that job creation in small and medium sized companies increases greatly after listing, and we are pleased to see that such a large number of First North listed companies have made the step to our main market during 2015.”

The largest IPO during 2015 was hotel property owner Pandox – raising 5.5 billion SEK – followed by Dometic (4.7 billion SEK) and Attendo AB (4.3 billion SEK). Nasdaq’s Nordic markets continue to attract interest from companies within a wide range of different industries, including e-commerce, technology and consumer services. A particularly strong interest from the industrial and financial sector could however be seen during the year, with 21 and 26 new listings in these segments, respectively.

“Nasdaq Nordic maintains its position as a diversified exchange, with high quality companies across all industry segments“ says Adam Kostyál. “The interest in raising capital through the exchange is always dependent on the market and the macro economic environment, but our pipeline is strong and we expect the inflow of new listings to continue during the first half of 2016.”

2015 Nasdaq Nordic Listings highlights

  Main Market First North
Total New Listings 28 61 
Initial Public Offerings 26 51-      
Switches from First North 8    -        
Capital Raised (Bn SEK) 47.5  7.4 
Largest IPOs (capital raised, Bn SEK) Pandox: 5.53Dometic: 4.69Attendo:  4.33 Evolution Gaming: 1.25Heimstaden: 0.75Volati: 0.70
Sectors with most listings Financials: 9Industrials: 7Health Care: 4 Financials: 17Industrials: 14Health Care: 12

2015 Nasdaq Stockholm Listings Highlights

  Main Market First North
Total New Listings 18 55 
Initial Public Offerings 18 45-      
Switches from First North 8    -        
Capital Raised (Bn SEK) 41.8  6.4 
Largest IPOs (capital raised, Bn SEK) Pandox: 5.53Dometic: 4.69Attendo:  4.33 Evolution Gaming: 1.25Heimstaden: 0.75Volati: 0.70
Sectors with most listings Industrials: 6Financials: 4Health Care: 3 Financials: 16Health Care: 11Industrials:  10

*Main markets and Nasdaq First North at Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm.

About Nasdaq First North

Nasdaq First North is regulated as a multilateral trading facility, operated by the different exchanges within Nasdaq Nordic (Nasdaq First North Denmark is regulated as an alternative marketplace). It does not have the legal status as an EU-regulated market. Companies at Nasdaq First North are subject to the rules of Nasdaq First North and not the legal requirements for admission to trading on a regulated market. The risk in such an investment may be higher than on the main market”

About Nasdaq

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Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland, Nasdaq Riga, Nasdaq Stockholm, Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing and Nasdaq Broker Services are respectively brand names for the regulated markets of Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S, Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd., Nasdaq Iceland hf., Nasdaq Riga, AS, Nasdaq Stockholm AB, Nasdaq Tallinn AS, AB Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing AB and Nasdaq Broker Services AB. Nasdaq Nordic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. Nasdaq Baltic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Riga and Nasdaq Vilnius.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Nasdaq and its products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond Nasdaq's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Nasdaq's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

Media Relations Contact:
Christina Malmberg Hägerstrand
+46 8 405 65 83

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