NASDAQ OMX HELSINKI WELCOMES CLEANTECH INVEST OYJ TO THE FIRST NORTH MARKET

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| Source: Nasdaq Nordic

Helsinki, June 12, 2014 - NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announced that trading in Cleantech Invest Oyj (CLEAN) shares commenced today on First North Finland. The company belongs to the Industrials sector. First North Finland is a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) aimed towards emerging growth companies and has been operated by NASDAQ OMX Helsinki since April 4, 2011.

Cleantech Invest is a Finnish investment and development company founded in 2005 concentrating on clean energy and efficient use of natural resources. Cleantech Invest has a diversified portfolio of companies and it is actively looking for new portfolio companies. The management team of the company consists of international pioneers for cleantech investment. The business idea for Cleantech Invest is to grow shareholder value by investing in most promising growth companies in cleantech sector, by accelerating their growth and developing portfolio companies into international, profitable companies and executing successful transactions and exits. For more information, visit www.cleantechinvest.com .

Feodor Aminoff, CEO of Cleantech Invest Oyj, commented: ”Cleantech Invest is looking for growth and a position as the best known Nordic industry leader. By investing in Cleantech Invest you can make a diversified investment in 13 startup cleantech companies with potential for international growth. Going public has been our long-term goal. By listing our company on the First North Finland market, our target is to create a possibility for all investors to invest in cleantech growth companies.”

Lauri Rosendahl, President of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, said: “We congratulate Cleantech Invest Oyj on the listing today and welcome the company to First North Finland where Cleantech Invest is the third new and exciting new company this year. We look forward to a long-standing partnership with the company and its shareholders.”

Cleantech Invest Oyj has appointed Access Partners Oy as Certified Adviser.


About First North

First North is regulated as a multilateral trading facility, operated by the different exchanges within NASDAQ OMX Nordic. It does not have the legal status as an EU-regulated market. Companies at First North are subject to the rules of First North and not the legal requirements for admission to trading on a regulated market. The risk in such an investment may be higher than on the main market.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. NASDAQ OMX Nordic is not a legal entity but describes the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Iceland. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.    
 

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