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Share Purchase Agreement signed between OMX and EV's owners

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Share Purchase Agreement signed between OMX and EVs owners OMX and the owners of Eignarhaldsfelagid Verdbrefathing (EV) have signed a share purchase agreement, meaning that the Iceland Stock Exchange (ICEX) and the Icelandic Securities Depository (ISD) will join the OMX Nordic Exchange. The equity consideration to EVs shareholders shall be 2 067 560 newly issued shares in OMX (1.7 per cent of total number of outstanding shares after transaction), corresponding to a valuation of approximately ISK 2,500 million (SEK 271 million) based on a OMX share price of SEK 131. Following this transaction the total number of outstanding shares in OMX will be 120 640 467. In addition, OMX will make a cash consideration equal to EVs surplus cash and marketable securities. The amount will be determined on closing of the transaction. Closing of transaction and inclusion of EV into OMXs accounts are planned to take effect by the end of November 2006. For more information, please contact: Niclas Lilja, Media Relations, OMX +46 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 and central securities depositories around the world. OMX is listed on the Nordic Exchange in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen. For more information, please visit www.omxgroup.com PDF

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