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Stockholm, June 1, 2015 – Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today publishes monthly trade statistics for the Nordic1 and Baltic2 markets. Below follows a summary of the statistics for May 2015:

  • The share trading increased by 22.7% to a daily average of 3.251bn EUR, compared to 2.649bn EUR in May 2014. Compared to the previous month, April 2015, the daily average decreased by 16.7 %.
  • Derivatives trading increased by 29.8 % to a daily average of 493,804 contracts, compared with 380,509 contracts in May 2014.
  • ETF trading3 (Exchange Traded Funds) decreased by 12.4% to a daily average of 49.4m EUR compared to 56.4m EUR in May 2014.
  • Novo Nordisk was the most traded stock during the past month, followed by Nokia Oyj.
  • Deutsche Bank was the most active member during the past month, followed by Morgan Stanley.
  • Nasdaq Nordic’s share of order-book trading in our listed stocks decreased to 66.7%, compared to 68.0% previous month4.
  • The average order book depth on the best price level was larger at Nasdaq Nordic than the second most liquid trading venue, see detailed figures per exchange:

- For OMXC20 companies 2.4 larger

- For OMXH25 companies 2.1 larger

- For OMXS30 companies 2.0 larger

    • Nasdaq Nordic’s average time at EBBO5 (European Best Bid and Offer) was:

    - For OMXC20 companies 94.2%

    - For OMXH25 companies 91.7%

    - For OMXS30 companies 94.7%

      1) Nasdaq Copenhagen, Helsinki, Iceland and Stockholm

      2) Nasdaq Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius

      3) ETF trading figure encompasses Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki.

      4) Source: Thomson Reuters and Nasdaq. Included are the main European marketplaces that offer trading in Nasdaq Nordic listed shares.

      5) EBBO (European Best Bid and Offer) refers to the current best price available for selling or buying a trading instrument such as a stock.

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

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