October 20, 2011

NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announces that the shares of SEMAFO Inc. (ticker symbol: SMF) today start trading on the main market of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. SEMAFO is a Large Cap company within the Materials sector. SEMAFO will be the 11th company to list on NASDAQ OMX European main markets in 2011. The company has its primary listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and will be dual-listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

SEMAFO is a Canadian-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. The company currently operates three gold mines: the Mana Mine in Burkina Faso, the Samira Hill Mine in Niger and the Kiniero Mine in Guinea. SEMAFO’s strategic focus is to maximize shareholder value by effectively managing its existing assets as well as pursuing organic and strategic growth opportunities.

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Benoit La Salle, CEO at SEMAFO is welcomed by Håkan Sjögren, Managing Director, NASDAQ OMX.


Marie Parck, Head of Listings & Capital Markets, NASDAQ OMX is handing over the Listing Crystal to Mr La Salle as a symbol of the first day of trading in the SEMAFO share at NASDAQ OMX.


Mr La Salle is tolling the bell to open the market.


Benoit La Salle together with Erik Penser, founder and board member of Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag who is the adviser to SEMAFO.