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Strong first month for OMX Nordic Exchange

Pressmeddelande   •   Nov 01, 2006 14:08 CET

October was the first month after launching OMX Nordic Exchange on October 2. Growth continued to be very strong and the total share trading reached an average daily turnover of SEK 42.9 billion, an increase of 17% from the previous month. The average number of trades per day increased by 19% to 135,000. Turnover velocity reached 141%, compared to 126% in September.

Information Technology most traded sector
Companies in the Large Cap segment had a total turnover of SEK 882.9 billion. The most traded sector in October was Information Technology, with a turnover of SEK 235.1 billion. OMX Nordic Exchange attracted 8 new companies during the month.

ETF and Unit trust products remain popular
Exchange Traded Funds, ETF, and Unit trust products remain very popular with trading volumes up 37%, as compared to the same period last year. The average trading value for 2006 on ETF/Unit trust products is SEK 763 million per day. Warrant trading also continues to increase very rapidly with the turnover for the first ten months being 167% higher than the same period last year. The average trading value for 2006 on Warrants is SEK 144 million per day.

Trading in October
The value of average daily share trading amounted to SEK 42.9 billion, as compared to SEK36.8 billion during the past 12-month period. The average number of trades per business day amounted to 135,510, as compared to 116,077 during the past 12-month period. The average daily trading volume in Swedish, Finnish and Danish equity and fixed-income derivative products amounted to 631,974 contracts, as compared to 552,998 contracts during the past 12-month period.

All statistics are also available at www.omxgroup.com/nordicexchange/Themarket/Statisticsanalysis


For more information, please contact

Anders Rubensson, OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm +46 8 405 63 03
Jarmo Holopainen, OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki +358 9 6166 7203
Ellen-Margrethe Soelberg, OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen +45 33 77 04 30
Tex Vertmann, OMX Nordic Exchange Tallinn +372 640 88 62
Inese Purgaile, OMX Nordic Exchange Riga +371 721 24 31
Gintare Blazyte, OMX Nordic Exchange Vilnius +370 5 272 13 71


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, central securities depositories and other financial institutions around the world. OMX is listed on the Nordic Exchange in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen. For more information, please visit www.omxgroup.com.