OMX Exchanges1 Monthly Statistics October 2004

OMX Exchanges1 Monthly Statistics October 2004 Share trading The average value of share trading per business day amounted to EUR 2,268 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 2,135 million). The average number of trades per business day was 57,405 (during the past 12-month period: 58,008). The turnover velocity was 128%. Derivative trading Average derivative trading volume in Swedish and Finnish equity and fixed-income products amounted to 468,838 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 440,658) per business day. The average number of traded contracts in equity derivative products amounted to 445,426 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 414,861 contracts) per business day, while the average number of contracts in fixed-income derivative products amounted to 23,413 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 25,798 contracts) per business day. The total premium value for stock options amounted to EUR 5.3 million (during the past 12-month period EUR 5.7 million) per day. Covered warrant trading The average value of covered warrant trading per business day amounted to EUR 4.8 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 6.4 million). Index development During October the OMX index decreased by 0.5%, the HEX25 index increased by 4.2%, the TALSE index increased by 5.7%, the RIGSE index increased by 3.1% and the VILSE index increased by 6.8%. Members On October 29, 2004 the total number of members was 122 (excluded 43 members who are members at more than one exchange) of which Stockholm Stock Exchange had 77 members, Helsinki Stock Exchange had 44 members, Tallinn Stock Exchange had 13 members, Riga Stock Exchange had 12 members and Vilnius Stock Exchange had 19 members. List changes Shares Total market value of all listed companies amounted to EUR 444 billion on October 29 (October 31, 2003: EUR 413 billion.) During October, one company was listed at the Riga Stock Exchange and one company was listed at the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Three companies were delisted from Stockholm Stock Exchange and one company was delisted from Vilnius Stock Exchange. At Helsinki Stock Exchange one company was transferred from the NM List to the Main List. The total number of listed companies is 500 (excluded 6 multi-listed companies) of which 274 companies are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 138 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, 13 on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 38 on the Riga Stock Exchange and 43 on the Vilnius Stock Exchange. Bonds The total number of listed bonds is 1,781 of which 1,442 on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 275 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, 3 on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 27 on the Riga Stock Exchange and 34 on the Vilnius Stock Exchange. In October, 63 new bonds were registered on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 41 bonds were delisted. On the Helsinki Stock Exchange 4 new bonds were registered, while 4 was delisted. On the Riga Stock Exchange 2 bonds were listed and on the Vilnius Stock Exchange 2 bonds were delisted. Covered Warrants The total number of listed covered warrants is 1,999, of which 1,690 on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 309 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. In October, 14 new covered warrants were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 56 were delisted. At the Helsinki Stock Exchange 29 new covered warrants were listed and 9 were delisted. Market Surveillance In October, Stockholm Stock Exchange's Disciplinary Committee ordered Pricer AB to pay a fine of one annual fee. The company breached the rules of the Listing Agreement regarding disclosure of price-sensitive information. The Stockholm Stock Exchange has issued criticism in the following four cases for infractions of the rules of the Exchange. These infractions were not of such a serious nature that they required to be handled by the Disciplinary Committee. Two companies and two member firms were criticized for their actions regarding repurchase of own shares. One company was criticized after giving some forward- looking information in a newspaper interview and one company was criticized regarding their information concerning a cancelled business-agreement. Stockholm Stock Exchange referred one matter of suspected insider trading to the Financial Supervisory Authority. One company was placed on the Observation segment of the O-list since the company had requested delisting of the shares of the company from the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Another company was placed on the Observation segment of the O-list due to the fact that the company did not fulfill the listing requirement regarding ownership concentration. At the Helsinki Stock Exchange the secretary of the Disciplinary Board gave a listed company an official reprimand in October, for insufficient disclosure about an important cooperation agreement. In addition to that, Helsinki Stock Exchange issued criticism towards one company that had given information about their future outlook in the shareholders meeting before disclosing the information. For more information or comments, please contact For matters regarding trading statistics: In Stockholm, Annika Molander, Communications Manager, +46 8 405 66 10 In Helsinki, Anu Ilvonen, Communications Manager, +358 9 6166 7599 In Tallinn, Tex Vertmann, Communications Manager, +372 640 8862 In Riga, Krista Grintale, Corporate Communications Department Director, + 371 7212 431 In Vilnius, Diana Sokolova, Marketing and Communications Manager +370 5 272 13 71 For matters regarding market surveillance: In Helsinki Janne Seppänen, Vice President Surveillance Finland +358 9 6166 7382 Timo Rintanen, secretary of the Disciplinary Board +358 9 6166 7640 These statistics are also available at www.omxgroup.com. 1 This report comprises statistics from the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Helsinki Stock Exchange, Tallinn Stock Exchange, Riga Stock Exchange and Vilnius Stock Exchange. The reported figures pertain to all the five exchanges, unless otherwise stated About OMX Exchanges | OMX is a leading partner for more efficient securities transactions. OMX consists of two divisions: OMX Technology and OMX Exchanges. Through the OMX Exchanges division, OMX owns and operates the equity and derivatives exchanges in Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius as well as the central securities depositories in Finland, Estonia and Latvia. Through OMX Exchanges, OMX offers access to 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic Securities market. For more information please visit www.omxgroup.com. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/11/01/20041101BIT21000/wkr0001.pdf The full report

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