Nasdaq Copenhagen Welcomes HRC World Plc to First North
Copenhagen, February 6, 2018 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) today announces that trading in HRC World Plc's share (HRC) commenced today on Nasdaq First North* in Denmark. HRC World Plc belongs to the ICB sector 5000 - Consumer Services and is the second company this year to be admitted to to trading on Nasdaq Copenhagen's markets** and the fifth company to list on Nasdaq's Nordic markets in 2018.
HRC World Plc is the franchise holder with the rights to develop and operate Hard Rock Cafés (“HRC”) in China. HRC is a theme restaurant establishments that provide to the public Food and Beverage and Merchandise of a distinctive character and quality under the name “Hard Rock Cafe”. At present HRC World operates Hard Rock Cafés in Shanghai and Hangzhou and is currently in the process of establishing the Hard Rock Café in Chengdu.
“We welcome HRC World to Nasdaq First North,” said Adam Kostyál, Senior Vice President and Head of European listings at Nasdaq. “We continue to see an inflow of growth companies leveraging our Nordic market for public ownership, funding and global visibility. HRC World is yet an example of a global company that finds a home at Nasdaq.”
HRC World Plc has appointed Keswick Global AG as its Certified Adviser.
*First North is the brand name for the MTF markets operated by Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S, Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, Nasdaq Iceland hf. and Nasdaq Stockholm AB respectively.
**Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland, Nasdaq Riga, Nasdaq Stockholm, Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing and Nasdaq Broker Services are respectively brand names for the regulated markets of Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen A/S, Nasdaq OMX Helsinki Ltd., Nasdaq OMX Iceland hf., Nasdaq OMX Riga, AS, Nasdaq OMX Stockholm AB, Nasdaq OMX Tallinn AS, AB Nasdaq OMX Vilnius, Nasdaq OMX Clearing AB, Nasdaq OMX Broker Services AB. Nasdaq Nordic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. Nasdaq Baltic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Riga and Nasdaq Vilnius.
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