NASDAQ OMX and HQ Bank launch new ETF based on NASDAQ-100 Index

NASDAQ OMX and HQ Bank launch new ETF based on NASDAQ-100 Index

17/12/09

NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, part of the NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ), today starts trading in a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), NASDAQ-100 ETF. The ETF, issued by Sweden-based HQ Bank, is based on the NASDAQ-100 Index and includes 100 of the largest domestic and international securities listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market in the U.S.

Jenny Rosberg, Deputy President at NASDAQ OMX Nordic said, "The NASDAQ-100 ETF allows Nordic investors easy and cost-efficient access to some of the world's largest and most well-known brands. This product is a great example of the possibilities of being a global exchange company, and how to transform this to benefits for our local customers."

NASDAQ-100 ETF, which is traded in SEK with USD as denominated currency, aims to give a daily return equivalent to NASDAQ-100 Index. The NASDAQ-100 Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial securities listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market based on market capitalization. The Index reflects companies across major industry groups including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, retail/wholesale trade and biotechnology.

The weight of the shares included in the underlying index (NASDAQ-100 Index) is based on the company's total market value but limited to ten percent. This is in line with the rules in the UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments In Transferable Securities) directive.

Companies encompassed within the NASDAQ-100 ETF include Apple, Cisco, Dell, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Starbucks, Symantec and Yahoo. For a complete list of the companies included in NASDAQ-100 Index, visit: http://dynamic.nasdaq.com/dynamic/nasdaq100_activity.stm