Strong first month for OMX Nordic Exchange

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 EUR 4.6 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 EUR 95.4 billion. The most traded sector in October was Information Technology, with a turnover of EUR 25.4 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 40%, as compared to the same period last year. The average trading value for 2006 on ETF/Unit trust products is EUR 82 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 EUR 16 million per day.

Trading in October
The value of average daily share trading amounted to EUR 4,631 million, as compared to EUR 3,943 million 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

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About OMX | OMX is a leading expert in the exchange industry. The OMX Nordic Exchange comprises over 800 companies including its alternative market First North. OMX provides technology to over 60 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in over 50 countries. The Nordic Exchange is not a legal entity but describes the common offering from OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. OMX is a Nordic Large Cap company in the Financials sector on the OMX Nordic Exchange. For more information, please visit www.omxgroup.com.

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