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April 2006 Statistics from OMX, the Nordic Exchange.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- OMX (STO:OMX):

All-time high

--The value of daily share trading reached an all-time high on April 21 amounting to EUR 7,957 million. (Previous record: EUR 7,725 million on January 26, 2006).

--The number of share trades on OMX's exchanges reached an all-time high on April 27 amounting to 161,969 trades per day (previous record: 152,282 trades on April 25, 2006).

--The daily trading volume in derivatives trading on OMX's exchanges reached an all-time high on April 21 amounting to 1 989 325 contracts. (Previous record: 1 493 609 contracts on February 6, 2004).

--The value of average daily share trading amounted to EUR 5,002 million (Previous record: EUR 4,518 million on January, 2006).

--The average number of trades per business day amounted to 128,031 (Previous record: 120,749 trades per day on February, 2006).

--The average daily trading volume in derivatives trading on OMX's exchanges reached an all-time high in April amounting to 759,890 contracts. (Previous record: 661 934 contracts, January, 2006).

Trading on OMX's exchanges

--The value of average daily share trading amounted to EUR 5,002 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 3,465 million).

--The average number of trades per business day amounted to 128,031 (during the past 12-month period: 97,592).

--The average daily trading volume in Swedish, Finnish and Danish equity and fixed-income derivative products amounted to 759,890 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 529,484).

Trading on the Stockholm Stock Exchange - All-time high

--The value of average daily share trading amounted to EUR 3,013 million (Previous record: EUR 2,556 million in April, 2000).

--The average number of trades per business day amounted to 71,726 (Previous record: 71,570 trades per day in December, 2000).

New Companies and Members

New listings:

--Catena in Stockholm

--FIM Group Corporation in Helsinki

--Fourmepleje Safe A/S in Copenhagen

New members:

--FIH Erhvervsbank A/S in Copenhagen

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.

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