OMX's Nordic List To Launch In October

After a consultation round with OMX's customers, the launch date for OMX's Nordic List, which will combine the listing of the Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki exchanges, has been set to October 2, 2006. The move to create a common list

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After a consultation round with OMX’s customers, the launch date for OMX’s Nordic List, which will combine the listing of the Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki exchanges, has been set to October 2, 2006.

The move to create a common list is meant to bolster the visibility and liquidity of Nordic shares.

“OMX’s aim with the Nordic List is to facilitate for market participants to operate in the Nordic market and for investors to benchmark Nordic investment opportunities,” said Jukka Ruuska, president of Nordic Marketplaces, OMX. “The Nordic List will attract even more investors and more capital to the region. This will benefit our listed companies, regardless of whether they are large or small.”

The Nordic List will replace the current A List and O List in Stockholm, the Main List, I List and NM List in Helsinki and the current list in Copenhagen. The listing requirements of the different exchanges will be harmonized. The companies on the Nordic List are being presented in a common way divided into segments; first by market capitalization and then by industry sector following the international Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

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