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FIM ready for listing on the Nordic Exchange in Helsinki

Pressmeddelande   •   Apr 11, 2006 09:46 CEST

As of April 13, 2006, FIM Group Corporation, a Finnish investment services group, will be listed on Helsinki Stock Exchange. Media are invited to follow the welcome ceremony held on the company’s first trading day. FIM will be the third new company to be welcomed to the Helsinki Stock Exchange and the tenth to the Nordic Exchange this year.

R.S.V.P.: Notify Outi Ylitalo no later than April 12 at outi.ylitalo@omxgroup.com
Where: The Helsinki Stock Exchange, Fabianinkatu 14, Helsinki
When: 9.30 a.m. (EET) in the reception. The ceremony will last for about an hour.

Jan Forsbom, CEO of FIM and Jouni Torasvirta, President of the Helsinki Stock Exchange are participating in the ceremony.

“We warmly welcome FIM as a new listed company to the Nordic Exchange in Helsinki. The listing of FIM will further diversify our financials sector. I believe that FIM offers an interesting new alternative for investors in the Nordic equity market,” says Jouni Torasvirta, President of the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

“The stock exchange and the world of investment are a familiar operating environment for FIM. Still, becoming a listed company is a major step for us. We believe it is the best way for us to develop the company. Our large shareholder base will get floating market valuation for their holding, but former shareholders can still continue their work to develop the company and to increase the wealth of FIM's customers as owners and employees. The listing also increases our options for developing personnel incentive programs. Furthermore, it opens a channel to raise additional capital from the capital markets if necessary. The stock listing also supports FIM’s strong efforts to build its brand and to make itself better known among customers”, says Jan Forsbom, CEO of FIM.

Photos of the listing ceremony of FIM will be available on the Helsinki Stock Exchange’s website at www.omxgroup.com/helsinkistockexchange

FIM, whose short name will be FIM1V, is included in the Financials sector.

For more information, please contact:
Outi Ylitalo, Communications Specialist, Helsinki Stock Exchange +358 9 6166 7599


About FIM
Established in 1987, FIM is a Finnish investment services group that offers asset management, brokerage and investment banking for private persons and organizations. In addition to the head office, which is located in Helsinki, FIM has regional offices in Espoo, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Oulu, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa and, as of May 2006, in Riihimäki. FIM also operates in Stockholm and Moscow. The company’s net sales in 2005 were 63.2 million euros and operating profit 19.1 million euros. FIM employs approximately 260 persons. www.fim.com

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