August 25, 2010

NASDAQ OMX Helsinki today started trading sixty new covered warrants issued by Danske Bank. The new range of covered warrants tracks various shares included in the OMX Helsinki 25 index.

“We consider it important that as a part of international Danske Bank Group we are able to offer our clients new capital market products. We believe that domestic clients benefit from the fact that the financial service provider is a well established counterparty that operates in Finland and is able to give service also in the domestic languages”, says Jukkapekka Laurila, Head of Danske Markets Equities Finland.

“Covered warrants can be used for trading and investment purposes as well as for hedging one's equity portfolio. By issuing covered warrants in Finnish Blue Chips we enable investors to utilize the price movements that mirror the market movements of the most liquid shares in OMX Helsinki index. We will now be issuing turbowarrants and warrants, followed by index certificates in the future. With these products investors are able to take advantage of medium term investment trends as well as the short term trading opportunities with smaller amounts of capital. However, investors must note that these products involve greater risks than direct investments in equities or indices”, says Maj van Dijk, Head of Derivates in Danske Markets Equities Finland.

Lauri Rosendahl, President of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki said: “The entry of Danske Bank into the Finnish covered warrant market will further broaden the choice of products available to Finnish investors. We are pleased to welcome Danske Bank.”

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Jukkapekka Laurila, Head of Equities Finland and Maj van Dijk, Head of Derivatives Finland from Danske Bank ringing the bell with Lauri Rosendahl, President of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.