Annual Trading Statistics 2012

Stockholm, January 2 2013 – NASDAQ OMX today publishes the annual trade
statistics for the Nordic and Baltic markets. Below follows a summary of the
highlights for 2012: 

  -- The share trading on NASDAQ OMX Nordic decreased by 22.5 % to a daily
     average of 2.1bn EUR, compared to 2.6bn EUR in 2011.
  -- NASDAQ OMX Nordic’s share of order-book trading in our listed stocks(1)
     decreased to 67.6 % compared to 71.8 % in 2011.
  -- NASDAQ OMX Nordic’s share of order-book trading in Norwegian listed
     shares(2) increased to 8.6 % in 2012 compared to 5.3 % in 2011.
  -- NASDAQ OMX Nordic’s share of European turnover increased to 8.1% compared
     to 7.5 % in 2011.
  -- Derivatives trading decreased by 10.4 % to a daily average of 497,331
     contracts, compared with 554,858 contracts in 2011.
  -- The average number of trades per business day decreased by 12.4 % to
     324,506 as compared to 370,503 in 2011.
  -- 2012 index development: OMXN +16 % (2011 -19 %), OMXN40 +18% (2011 -19 %).
  -- 18 companies listed at NASDAQ OMX Nordic markets during 2012 (9 at NASDAQ
     OMX main markets and 9 at First North) compared to 34 in 2011.
  -- ETF trading(3),Exchange Traded Funds, decreased by 24.1 % to a daily
     average of 61m EURcompared to 81m EUR in 2011.
  -- Nokia was the most traded stock on NASDAQ OMX Nordic exchanges in 2012,
     followed by Volvo.
  -- Merrill Lynch was the most active member on NASDAQ OMX Nordic in 2012,
     followed by SEB.
  -- NASDAQ OMX Nordic’s average time at EBBO(4) (European Best Bid Offer)
     was:For OMXC20 companies 89.5 % For OMXH25 companies 85.9 %For OMXS30
     companies 90.8 %

Hans-Ole Jochumsen, Executive Vice President, Transaction Services Nordics and
Global Data Products NASDAQ OMX, comments: “Share trading volumes were down all
over the world in 2012, and also at NASDAQ OMX Nordics. However it’s very
pleasing to see that the interest for Nordic shares has increased compared to
other European shares. 

The Nordic share of total European trading increased from 7.5 to 8.1 during
2012. And in a continuously increased competition NASDAQ OMX Nordics managed to
maintain a market share at between 65-70 %, which is high compared to most
other incumbent markets. The growth in total market cap is one of the highest
of the major exchanges in Europe during 2012. 

Furthermore, we´re very pleased at NASDAQ OMX Nordic to be the only incumbent
exchange in Europe that has managed to gain substantial market share at another
market. In December we had almost 13 % of the Norwegian market, with all time
high at over 18 percent. For eg the Statoil share we have reached above 30 %
some days.” 



For more information, please read the monthly statistics report published at:

http://nordic.nasdaqomxtrader.com/newsstatistics/.





1) Source: Thompson Reuters and NASDAQ OMX. Included marketplaces are Chi-X,
Bats, Turquoise, EuronextArca, Xetra and Burgundy. 

2) Currently NASDAQ OMX offers trading in all OBX shares.

3) ETF trading figure encompasses NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

4) EBBO (European Best Bid Offer) refers to the current best price available
for selling or buying a trading instrument such as a stock. Statistics show the
period March to December 2012. 





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