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All-Time High At OMX Nordic Exchange.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- A new all-time high in share trading value was recorded at OMX Nordic Exchange (STO:OMX) in January. On January 25, the share trading value was EUR 8.4 billion (previous record: EUR 8.0 billion on April 21, 2006). The strong start to the year resulted in a new record in number of trades for the month, with an average of 165,819 per business day (previous record: 161,711 trades per day, May, 2006).

Strongest growth for Information technology and Materials sectors The two sectors with the strongest growth in January were Information technology and Materials. The trading value for these sectors increased by 104% and 59% respectively, compared to previous month.

Continued strong growth for ETF and Unit trust products Last year's strong growth for Exchange Traded Funds, ETFs, and Unit trust products continues at an even greater rate. Trading volumes in January were 63% higher than the average for 2006. The daily average trading value in January was EUR 147 million, as compared to EUR 90 million in 2006.

Trading in January The value of average daily share trading amounted to EUR 5.1 billion, as compared to EUR 4.2 billion during the past 12-month period. The average number of trades per business day amounted to 165,819, as compared to 128,594 during the past 12-month period. The average daily trading volume in Swedish, Finnish and Danish equity and fixed-income derivative products amounted to 622,074 contracts, as compared to 552,598 contracts during the past 12-month period.

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

About OMX

OMX is a leading expert in the exchange industry. Through the Nordic Exchange, OMX offers access to approximately 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic securities market. The Nordic Exchange is a term used for marketing purposes and is not a legal entity. It describes the common offering from the Helsinki Stock Exchange, Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Stockholm Stock Exchange, Iceland Stock Exchange, Tallinn Stock Exchange, Riga Stock Exchange and Vilnius Stock Exchange. OMX integrated technology solutions cross the transaction chain enabling efficient securities transactions for over 60 exchange organizations in more than 50 countries. OMX is a Nordic Large Cap company in the Financial sector on the OMX Nordic Exchange. For more information, please visit www.omxgroup.com.

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