Lysaker, November 1, 2010 -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) today
announced that Nord Pool ASA, the world's largest power derivatives exchange,
has changed its company name to NASDAQ OMX Oslo ASA. A new trade name, NASDAQ
OMX Commodities Europe, will be used for marketing and communications purposes.
“From its beginnings in 1995, NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe has developed from
a Nordic power exchange into a European energy exchange and a global pioneer in
the power derivatives market. The combination of NASDAQ OMX's world class
exchange technology and NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe's extensive experience in
the Nordic financial power market will put the company in a prime position for
continued growth. The new company name reflects our growth ambitions. We want
to combine our global ambitions with a strong local presence, and our customers
will continue to receive the same excellent level of service that they are
accustomed to,” said Geir Reigstad, Senior Vice President of NASDAQ OMX
NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe holds a Norwegian exchange license and operates
the Nordic power derivatives market and one of Europe's largest carbon
exchanges on one trading platform. NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe is fully owned
by the NASDAQ OMX Group.
The name change takes effect from November 1, 2010.
NASDAQ OMX Commodities
Trine Fersnes Riccardi + 47 9574 7497, Corporate Communications
About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers
trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents,
with more than 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital
raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings
market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the
U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes
including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and
exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70
exchanges, clearing organisations and central securities depositories in more
than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal
entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in
Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius.
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About NASDAQ OMX Commodities
NASDAQ OMX Commodities is the brand name for the NASDAQ OMX Group's worldwide
suite of commodity related products and services. The NASDAQ OMX Commodities
offerings include power, natural gas and carbon emission markets and clearing
services. NASDAQ OMX Commodities is a trademark of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe is a secondary name of NASDAQ OMX Oslo ASA, and
is authorised as a commodity derivatives exchange by the Norwegian Ministry of
Finance and supervised by the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority.
The clearing house, NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB, is authorised and supervised as a
multi-asset clearing house by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority in
Sweden as well as authorised to conduct clearing operation in Norway by the
Norwegian Ministry of Finance.
For more information, visit www.nasdaqomx.com/commodities.
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