Eastern European Markets
July 6, 2005

Suprema dominates Baltic capital markets

According to OMX trading statistics, the fully owned subsidiary of Evli Bank, Suprema Securities was the most active equity broker on all three Baltic stock exchanges in the first half of 2005. Its total market share reached 52.2%. Local market shares were 53.5% on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 52.3% in the Riga Stock Exchange and 40.7% in the Vilnius Stock Exchange.

During the first half of the year, Suprema carried out several large transactions. These included the largest ever share trade in the Baltics, representing over a quarter of Hansabank's free float. The deal was worth over 403 million euros. Suprema also brokered a block trade of 15 percent of Lithuania’s leading dairy company Rokiskio Suris’ share capital, worth 15 million euros, and arranged the 19 percent secondary offering of the Latvian pharmaceuticals manufacturer Grindeks, worth 18.3 million euros.

Sten Sumberg, Head of Capital Markets at Suprema comments: "Suprema's extensive local knowledge, the reputation of its research products and high quality execution capabilities has enabled building a Baltic market share that exceeds that of all other market participants. Our position as the dominant equity trader in the Baltics has made us the first choice of international institutional investors.”

For further information
Sten Sumberg, Head of Capital Markets
AS Suprema Securities
Tel. +372 640 5783

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