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Strong growth at NASDAQ OMX Nordic


Stockholm, January 4, 2011– During 2010 activity has increased significantly at the markets operated by NASDAQ OMX Nordic compared to the year before. Based on trading until Dec 31 the average daily share trading amounted to EUR 2.5 billion, (2009: EUR 2.2 billion). The number of share trades per day amounted to 285,000 trades per day (2009: 214,000), an increase of 33% compared to 2009. The total derivatives trading amounted to 546,000 contracts per day, (2009: 400,000 contracts per day), up with 37%.

Hans-Ole Jochumsen, Executive Vice President commented, “2010 has been a very strong year for the Nordic markets. Investors have had exceptional returns on their investments and we look forward to continuous growth in 2011. Our indexes have increased in with 26 percent in Stockholm, 33 percent in Copenhagen and 23 percent in Helsinki. This can be compared with an average increase by 4 percent in European and a global average increase of 12 percent”.

Index change                                                 2010                           2009

Stockholm                                             26%                      52%          

Helsinki                                                 23%                      26%

Copenhagen                                          33%                      35%

Share turnover, EURbn per day               2010                       2009

Total                                                      2.5                         2.2

Stockholm                                               1.5                         1.3

Helsinki                                                   0.6                         0.5

Copenhagen                                            0.4                         0.4

Derivatives trading, contracts/day        2010                           2009

                                                          546,000                   400,000

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 OMX's 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 OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX'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.


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