Press releases

 

06.12.2018

Håvard S. Abrahamsen to be the new President and CEO of Oslo Børs and Oslo Børs VPS Holding

Håvard S. Abrahamsen (52) has been appointed as the new President and CEO of Oslo Børs and Oslo Børs VPS Holding. He will take up the role on 1 July 2019 at the latest.

01.11.2018

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 3rd quarter 2018

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 84 million for the third quarter of 2018 (NOK 80 million).

08.10.2018

The search for a new President and CEO of Oslo Børs starts

The Boards of Directors of Oslo Børs ASA and Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA have started a process to find a new President and CEO of Oslo Børs ASA and Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA.

16.08.2018

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 2nd quarter 2018

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 94 million for the second quarter of 2018 (NOK 114 million).

15.05.2018

2018 Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

The Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA held on Tuesday 15 May 2018 approved the annual report and accounts for 2017. The meeting resolved to pay a dividend of NOK 4.20 per share.

26.04.2018

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 1st quarter 2018

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 92 million for the first quarter of 2018 (NOK 87 million).

15.02.2018

Oslo Børs VPS Holding 4th quarter 2017

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 76 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 (NOK 74 million) and a profit of NOK 357 million (NOK 269 million) for 2017 as a whole. The Board of Oslo Børs VPS Holding intends to propose to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of NOK 4.20 per share should be paid in respect of the 2017 financial year. 

25.10.2017

Oslo Børs VPS Holding 3rd quarter 2017

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 80 million for the third quarter of 2017 (NOK 66 million) and a profit of NOK 281 million (NOK 196 million) for the first nine months of the year.

10.08.2017

Oslo Børs VPS Holding 2nd quarter 2017

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 114 million for the second quarter of 2017 (NOK 82 million) and a profit of NOK 201 million (NOK 130 million) for the first six months of the year.

09.05.2017

2017 Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

The Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA held on Tuesday 9 May 2017 approved the annual report and accounts for 2016. The meeting resolved to pay a dividend of NOK 3.85 per share.

09.05.2017

Audun Bø to be the new Chief Executive Officer of VPS

Audun Bø (54) has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of VPS. He will take up the position no later than 1 December 2017.

27.04.2017

Oslo Børs VPS Holding – 1st quarter 2017

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 87 million for the first quarter of 2017 (NOK 48 million).

06.04.2017

VPS combining its fund and asset management services into a subsidiary company

VPS is combining its Fund Services business area with its subsidiary company Evolution. Its objective is to set up a combined unit that will create growth by delivering sought-after services to fund and asset management companies more quickly and efficiently than VPS and Evolution can achieve independently.

16.02.2017

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 4th quarter 2016

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 74 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 (NOK 73 million). The Board of Oslo Børs VPS Holding intends to propose to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of NOK 3.85 per share should be paid in respect of the 2016 financial year. 

27.10.2016

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 3rd quarter 2016

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 66 million for the third quarter of 2016 (NOK 73 million).

17.10.2016

Extraordinary General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

Today, the Extraordinary General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA has elected Roy Myklebust as new board member.

24.08.2016

Harald Espedal resigns from board positions

Attention is drawn to the Oslo Børs press release of 24 August in which it is announced that the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs has resolved to impose a violation charge on Sandnes Sparebank for a breach of the duty to disclose inside information to the market. Harald Espedal is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sandnes Sparebank. He is also Deputy Chair of the Boards of Directors of Oslo Børs ASA and Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA. As a consequence of the decision taken by the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs in relation to Sandnes Sparebank, Harald Espedal has decided of his own accord to resign from the latter two board positions today.

11.08.2016

Oslo Børs VPS Holding 2nd quarter 2016

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 82 million for the second quarter of 2016 (NOK 82 million).

12.05.2016

2016 Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

The Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA held on Thursday 12 May 2016 approved the annual report and accounts for 2015. The meeting resolved to pay a dividend of NOK 4.15 per share.

28.04.2016

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 1st quarter 2016

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 48 million for the first quarter of 2016 (NOK 70 million).

15.04.2016

VPS ends its agreement with Percival CSD Partners AS (Estonia)

In the fourth quarter of 2014 VPS initiated a project to modernise its IT platform and service platform (hereinafter the ‘project’). The Board of Directors of VPS has today decided to end the agreement with Percival CSD Partners to deliver a CSD core system.

11.02.2016

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 4th quarter 2015

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 73 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 (NOK 63 million). The Board of Oslo Børs VPS Holding intends to propose to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of NOK 4.15 per share should be paid in respect of the 2015 financial year. 

29.10.2015

Oslo Børs VPS Holding 3rd quarter 2015

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 73 million for the third quarter of 2015 (NOK 59 million).

12.08.2015

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 2nd quarter 2015

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 82 million for the second quarter of 2015 (NOK 67 million).

18.05.2015

2015 Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

The Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA held on Monday 18 May 2015 approved the annual report and accounts for 2014. The meeting resolved to pay a dividend of NOK 8.20 per share.

30.04.2015

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 1st quarter 2015

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 70 million for the first quarter of 2015 (NOK 66 million).

12.02.2015

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 4th quarter 2014

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 63 million for the fourth quarter of 2014 (NOK 57 million). The group reports a profit for the year as a whole of NOK 304 million (NOK 214 million). The Board of Directors of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA propose a dividend of NOK 8.20 per share for 2014.

07.11.2014

VPS enters into an agreement with Percival for a new core system

Verdipapirsentralen ASA (VPS) has entered into an agreement with the software company Percival CSD Partners AS for the replacement of its core systems for securities registration and settlement. Percival is a specialist in software for central securities depositories.

23.10.2014

Oslo Børs VPS Holding – 3rd quarter 2014

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 59 million for the third quarter of 2014 (NOK 61 million). 

15.08.2014

Ex. special dividend of NOK 4.50 today

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA’s Board of Directors has, based on a mandate approved by the annual general meeting on 26 May 2014, resolved to pay a special dividend of NOK 4.50 to shareholders of Oslo Børs VPS on the register on 14 August 2014. Reference is made to the announcement of 14 August. The share will be traded ex dividend from today, 15 August 2014.

14.08.2014

Special dividend of NOK 4.50 approved

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA’s Board of Directors has, based on a mandate approved by the annual general meeting on 26 May 2014, resolved to pay a special dividend of NOK 4.50 to shareholders of Oslo Børs VPS on the register on 14 August 2014.

14.08.2014

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 2nd quarter 2014

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 116 million for the second quarter of 2014 (NOK 61 million).

26.05.2014

2014 Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

The Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA held on Monday 26 May 2014 approved the annual report and accounts for 2013. The meeting resolved to pay a dividend of NOK 7 per share.

02.05.2014

Closing of agreement to sell Oslo Clearing

Reference is made to announcement of 17 December 2012, where it was made public that Oslo Børs VPS Holding had agreed to sell 100% of the shares in Oslo Clearing to SIX Group. Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA has today sold 100% of the shares in Oslo Clearing ASA to SIX Group. 

30.04.2014

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 1st quarter 2014

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 66.5 million for the first quarter of 2014 (NOK 34.8 million). Operating revenues in the first quarter was NOK 242.9 million (NOK 294.3 million) and operating profit was NOK 86.0 million (NOK 43.6 million).

13.02.2014

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 4th quarter 2013

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 57.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 (NOK 56.5 million). The group reports a profit for the year as a whole of NOK 214 million (NOK 194 million). The Board of Directors of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA propose a dividend of NOK 7.00 per share for 2013.

27.01.2014

Leiv Askvig resigns as chairman of Oslo Børs VPS

Leiv Askvig has, on his own initiative, resigned from his positions as chairman of the boards of directors of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA and Oslo Børs ASA. The reason for this is that in the late afternoon of 27 November 2013 the company Sundt AS exceeded the 20% limit for a notifiable change of shareholding in respect of EAM Solar ASA, but notification of this was not sent to Oslo Børs until 11:56 on 28 November 2013. Leiv Askvig is the Managing Director of Sundt AS. 

25.10.2013

Oslo Børs VPS will introduce shorter settlement cycle in October 2014

Oslo Børs VPS has decided to introduce T+2 with effect from 6 October 2014. This means that securities will be settled on the investor’s account in VPS two days after the transaction has taken place and consequently that the seller will receive payment after two days. Current market practice is that this process will take three days.

24.10.2013

Oslo Børs VPS Holding – 3rd quarter 2013

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 61 million for the third quarter of 2013 (NOK 35 million).

15.08.2013

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 2nd quarter 2013

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 61 million for the second quarter of 2013 (NOK 53 million).

18.06.2013

VPS strengthens its position in the Nordic fund services market

Verdipapirsentralen ASA (VPS) has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares in the Swedish software company Evolution Software Sweden AB and its wholly-owned subsidiary Evolution Financial Services AB (together referred to as Evolution). The acquisition will strengthen both VPS’s and Evolution’s positions in the Nordic investment fund market.

27.05.2013

2013 Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

The Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA held on Monday 27 May 2013 approved the annual report and accounts for 2012. The meeting resolved to pay a dividend of NOK 7 per share.

25.04.2013

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 1st quarter 2013

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 35 million for the first quarter of 2013 (NOK 50 million). Operating revenues in the third quarter was NOK 294.3 million (NOK 221.8 million) and operating profit was NOK 43.6 million (NOK 63.2 million).

14.02.2013

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 4th quarter 2012

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 56 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 (NOK 44 million). The group reports a profit for the year as a whole of NOK 194 million (NOK 233 million). The Board of Directors of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA propose a dividend of NOK 7.00 per share for 2012.

31.01.2013

Oslo Børs and Burgundy to merge

Oslo Børs ASA signed an agreement in October 2012 to acquire all the shares in Burgundy AB. The shares were acquired on 24 January 2013, and the boards of Oslo Børs and Burgundy have now decided to merge the two companies. The merger will contribute to more efficient organization of the activities of the companies.

24.01.2013

Re. Oslo Børs’ acquisition of Burgundy AB

Oslo Børs ASA has received approval from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspectionen) to acquire all shares in Burgundy AB. The acquisition will take place shortly.

17.12.2012

Oslo Børs VPS Holding: Agreement to sell Oslo Clearing to SIX group

Oslo Børs VPS Holding has agreed to sell all its shares in the subsidiary Oslo Clearing to the SIX group, Switzerland’s financial market infrastructure group.

03.12.2012

Oslo Børs enters into agreement to acquire Fish Pool

Oslo Børs has reached agreement with the shareholders of the fish and seafood derivatives exchange Fish Pool ASA to acquire approximately 71% of the shares in the company. The acquisition represents a further step in strengthening Oslo Børs’ commitment to the seafood sector in which it already has a world-leading position.

26.10.2012

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 3rd quarter 2012

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 34.6 million for the third quarter of 2012 (NOK 60.3 million). Operating revenues in the third quarter was NOK 192.9 million (NOK 223.1 million) and operating profit was NOK 43.4 million (NOK 77.7 million).

16.10.2012

Burgundy to continue its Nordic growth with Oslo Børs

Together with Burgundy, Oslo Børs will offer a competitive and effective alternative in the Nordics. The Nordic owners of the Swedish exchange Burgundy have entered into an agreement for Oslo Børs ASA to take over 100% of the shares in the company.

30.08.2012

Re. Refusal of the application for approval of listing

The application submitted by Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA for approval of the listing of the company's shares on Oslo Børs or Oslo Axess has been refused by the Ministry of Finance in a letter dated 28 August 2012, in line with the recommendation from the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway. The background for the application was a wish to list the company's shares on its own exchange in the same way as certain other exchange and securities groups in Europe, which would have given access to regulated trading and better liquidity in the company's shares for the company's Norwegian and international shareholders. The Board of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA has decided not to appeal against the Ministry's decision.

29.08.2012

The Ministry of Finance refuses application for approval of listing

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA applied in June 2011 to the Ministry of Finance for approval to list the companys shares on Oslo Børs or Oslo Axess. In a letter of 28 August 2012, the Ministry has refused the application for approval of the listing.
 

15.08.2012

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 2nd quarter 2012

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 53 million for the second quarter of 2012 (NOK 70 million). Operating revenues in the first quarter was NOK 217.8 million (NOK 237.1 million) and operating profit was NOK 68.1 million (NOK 90.5 million).

21.05.2012

2012 Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

The Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA held on Monday 21 May approved the annual report and accounts for 2011. The meeting resolved to pay a dividend of NOK 6 per share.

26.04.2012

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA - 1st quarter 2012

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 49.5 million for the first quarter of 2012 (NOK 59.6 million). Operating revenues in the first quarter was NOK 221.8 million (NOK 243.0 million) and operating profit was NOK 63.2 million (NOK 76.8 million).

16.02.2012

VPS working towards joining T2S

Verdipapirsentralen ASA (VPS) takes a positive view of participation in Target2-Securities (T2S), which is the European Central Bank’s initiative to harmonise and integrate securities settlement in Europe. VPS has decided to work towards joining T2S in the second phase of the project (2018/2019).

16.02.2012

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 4th quarter 2011

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 44 million for the fourth quarter of 2011 (NOK 60 million). The group reports a profit for the year as a whole of NOK 233 million (NOK 277 million). The Board of Directors of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA propose a dividend of NOK 6.00 per share for 2011.

01.12.2011

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway does not recommend approval for listing

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA applied in June 2011 to the Ministry of Finance for approval to list the company’s shares on Oslo Børs or Oslo Axess. The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway has now advised the Ministry to refuse the application for approval of the listing.

03.11.2011

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 3rd quarter 2011

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 60 million for the third quarter of 2011 (NOK 55 million). Profit for the first nine months of 2011 totalled NOK 189 million (NOK 218 million).

01.11.2011

John-Arne Haugerud – new CEO of VPS from 1 November

John-Arne Haugerud (54) has today started as Chief Executive Officer of VPS, the Norwegian Central Securities Depository. John-Arne Haugerud comes from the position as deputy CEO of EDB ErgoGroup ASA.

11.08.2011

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA - 2nd quarter 2011

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 69.5 million for the second quarter of 2011 (NOK 95.8 million). Operating revenues in the first quarter was NOK 237.1 million (NOK 253.9 million) and operating profit was NOK 90.5 million (NOK 126.1 million).

26.05.2011

Oslo Børs VPS to work on a stock exchange listing

The Board of Directors of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA has decided to start work on a stock exchange listing of the company's shares. The decision to proceed with a listing will be put before shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting that will be held before the end of 2011. Admission of the company's shares to listing on Oslo Børs or Oslo Axess would require approval by the Ministry of Finance. An application for such approval will be submitted in the near future.

23.05.2011

2011 Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

The Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA held on Monday 23 May approved the annual report and accounts for 2010. The meeting resolved to pay a dividend of NOK 8 per share.

28.04.2011

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA - 1st quarter 2011

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 59.6 million for the first quarter of 2011 (NOK 67.2 million). Operating revenues in the first quarter was NOK 243.0 million (NOK 246.1 million) and operating profit was NOK 76.8 million (NOK 88.3 million).

17.02.2011

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 4th quarter 2010

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 60 million for the fourth quarter of 2010 (NOK -77 million). The loss reported for the fourth quarter of 2009 reflects write-downs of NOK 153 million. The group reports a profit for the year as a whole of NOK 277 million (NOK -910 million). The Board of Directors of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA propose a dividend of NOK 8.00 per share for 2010.

28.10.2010

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 3rd quarter 2010

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 54.5 million for the third quarter of 2010 (NOK -948.1 million). Earnings for the third quarter of 2009 are affected by write-downs of NOK 1,010 million (after tax). Profit for the third quarter of 2010 is NOK 8 million lower than the profit reported for the third quarter of 2009 before write-downs (NOK 62 million). The decline in profit is principally due to lower revenue.

29.09.2010

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA – 2nd quarter 2010

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 95.8 million for the second quarter of 2010 (NOK 72.4 million). Operating revenue: NOK 253.9 million (236.1). The year-on-year improvement reflects higher operating revenue and lower costs.

07.06.2010

Central counterparty for equities launched

Oslo Børs VPS / Oslo Clearing successfully launched a central counterparty (CCP) for clearing of trades in five selected shares listed on Oslo Børs on Friday. This represents a “soft launch” of a CCP for equities prior to the launch of CCP clearing for all equities, equity certificates and ETFs traded on Oslo Børs and Oslo Axess. This is planned to take place on 18 June.

01.06.2010

VPS og Capgemini enige om omstridt prosjekt. Fortsetter samarbeidet.

This press release is only available in Norwegian.

Verdipapirsentralen (VPS) og Capgemini er kommet til enighet om fortsatt samarbeid etter at utviklingsprosjektet for et nytt fondssystem ble stanset tidligere i år.

25.05.2010

2010 Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

The Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA held on Tuesday 25 May approved the annual report and accounts for 2009. The meeting resolved to pay a dividend of NOK 8 per share.

30.04.2010

Oslo Clearing defers the launch of a central counterparty for equities

We refer to earlier announcements on the establishment of a central counterparty (CCP) for equities, equity certificates and ETFs. Oslo Clearing and Oslo Børs have today decided to defer the launch date from 12 May to 4 June 2010.

29.04.2010

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA first quarter 2010

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 67.2 million (NOK 42.2 million) for the first quarter of 2010. The group had operating revenues of NOK 246.1 million (NOK 231.1 million) in the quarter. The year-on-year improvement reflects higher operating revenue and lower costs.

28.04.2010

Oslo Clearing – clarified conditions for CCP establishment

We refer to the announcement dated 22 April regarding approval for Oslo Clearing for the establishment of a CCP for equities. The conditions in the approval are clarified.

22.04.2010

Oslo Clearing - approval for the CCP establishment

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has in letter dated 21 April 2010 granted approval for Oslo Clearing’s establishment of central counterparty for equities. There are stipulated some conditions in the approval. Oslo Clearing ASA and Oslo Børs ASA are working on clarifying these conditions and the possible effects on the establishment of the CCP.

18.02.2010

Oslo Børs VPS Holding 4th quarter 2009

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a loss of NOK 77 million for the fourth quarter of 2009 (loss of NOK 307 million). The year-on-year improvement is due largely to a lower level of write-downs of goodwill and IT systems. While market activity was lower than in the fourth quarter of 2008, this was offset by reductions in costs. The Board of Directors of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA propose a dividend of NOK 8.00 per share for 2009.

25.01.2010

VPS terminates agreement of developing a new funds system

Verdipapirsentralen ASA (VPS) has been involved since spring 2008 with the development of a new mutual funds system, with the objective of renewing the services it offers for fund management companies and their distributors. The Board of Directors of VPS has now decided to repudiate the contractual relationship with the supplier Capgemini and halt this project.

01.12.2009

Lower fees for equities clearing and settlement

The Oslo Børs VPS group is committed to competitive pricing for its customers throughout the entire securities value chain. When central counterparty (CCP) clearing for equities trading is introduced in the Norwegian market next year, broking firms will see a significant drop in their clearing and settlement costs thanks to new competitive pricing model from Oslo Clearing and lower fees from VPS.

29.10.2009

Oslo Børs VPS third quarter 2009

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a loss of NOK 948 million for the third quarter of 2009 (profit of NOK 106 million). The main reason for the reduction in result from the third quarter of 2008 is write-downs of goodwill and IT systems totalling NOK 1,018 million. Restructuring costs, lower level of market activity and a decline in revenue from trading and settlement fees also contribute to lower revenues and earnings than in the same quarter of 2008.

23.10.2009

VPS reduces settlement fees

VPS is to reduce the fee charged for settlement of exchange trades in the Norwegian market by approximately 22% with effect from 1 November. The fee for such transactions will be reduced from NOK 3.20 to NOK 2.50.

22.10.2009

LCH.Clearnet and Oslo Clearing to interoperate

London / Oslo, 22 October 2009

LCH.Clearnet Limited and Oslo Clearing ASA together with Oslo Børs ASA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to launch clearing for the Oslo Børs market, and, in addition, to explore potential opportunities for future collaboration.

13.08.2009

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA 2nd quarter 2009

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports earnings of NOK 72.4 million for the second quarter of 2009 (NOK 130 million). Earnings for the first six months of 2009 totalled NOK 114.6 (NOK 245.8 million). Both revenue and earnings were lower than in the same quarter of 2008 due to the lower level of market activity and a decline in revenue from trading and settlement fees.

10.07.2009

Notice of proceedings received from Periscopus

Oslo Børs ASA has received a notice of proceedings dated 9 July from Periscopus AS containing a claim that the Stock Exchange Appeals Committee’s resolution 1/2009, in which Oslo Børs's approval of a mandatory offer from Erik Must AS for the shares in Gyldendal ASA dated 18 December 2008 was upheld, be declared void. In addition, it is requested Oslo Børs ASA and Erik Must AS be held jointly and severally liable for the amount that Periscopus AS claims to have lost as a result of this offer being accepted, calculated at NOK 37,182,052.62 plus interest and expenses.

03.07.2009

Seadrill refused leave to appeal to the Supreme Court

The Appeals Selection Committee of the Supreme Court has considered Seadrill’s appeal against the ruling of 9 March 2009 by the Borgarting Court of Appeal on the annulment action brought by Seadrill Limited against Oslo Børs in connection with the decision of the Stock Exchange Appeals Committee in respect of Seadrill’s duty to make a mandatory offer for Eastern Drilling ASA. The Appeals Selection Committee has refused to grant Seadrill leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.

12.06.2009

Ole-Wilhelm Meyer new CEO of VPS

The Board of Directors of Verdipapirsentralen (VPS) has appointed Ole-Wilhelm Meyer (53) as the new Chief Executive Officer. Ole-Wilhelm Meyer is currently the CEO of SpareBank 1 Livsforsikring AS. He will take up his appointment on 14 September 2009.

27.05.2009

2009 Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

The Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA held on Tuesday 26 May approved the annual report and accounts for 2008. The meeting resolved to pay a dividend of NOK 5 per share. Two new board members were elected.

12.05.2009

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA 1st quarter 2009

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 42.2 million (NOK 115.9 million) for the first quarter of 2009. The group had operating revenues of NOK 231.1 million (NOK 293.8 million) in the quarter. The decrease in revenues and profit is a result of reduced market activity and price reductions that came into effect in 2008.

14.04.2009

Seadrill appeals to Supreme Court

On Monday 9 March 2009, the Borgarting Court of Appeal issued its ruling on the annulment action brought by Seadrill Limited against Oslo Børs in connection with the decision of the Stock Exchange Appeals Committee in respect of Seadrill’s duty to make a mandatory offer for Eastern Drilling ASA. Seadrill’s appeal did not succeed. Seadrill has now filed an appeal to The Supreme Court of Norway.

26.03.2009

Oslo Børs reduces trading fees

In order to encourage greater trading and liquidity for the exchange’s marketplaces, Oslo Børs announces significant reductions in the fees charged for trading in shares listed on Oslo Børs and Oslo Axess. In addition, Oslo Børs is changing its pricing model to offer a greater range of choices and to better meet the differing needs of customers.

12.03.2009

Oslo Børs and London Stock Exchange Group agree strategic partnership

Oslo Børs and London Stock Exchange Group have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to co-operate across their equities, fixed income and derivatives markets with a view to improving market efficiency and liquidity. As part of the agreement, London Stock Exchange Group will provide Oslo Bors with TradElect for its equities and fixed income markets and the SOLA® trading platform, under licence from TMX Group, for its derivatives markets.

02.03.2009

Oslo Børs reduces fees

Oslo Børs VPS is committed to pricing that is competitive and actively encourages greater use of the group's marketplaces and settlement services. Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA stated in the 4th quarter 2008 report that the group will again in 2009 consider changes in certain fees/prices to the benefit of its customers. Oslo Børs will within the end of March 2009 publish reduced fees for trading in stocks on the market places Oslo Børs and Oslo Axess. Oslo Børs’ last fee reduction took place in September 2008.

26.02.2009

Oslo Børs VPS to introduce central counterparty (CCP) clearing for equities trading in the Norwegian market

The Board of Directors of Oslo Børs VPS Holding decided at its meeting on 25 February 2009 to introduce central counterparty (CCP) clearing for trades in equities, equity certificates and ETFs on Oslo Børs, and for trades in equities on Oslo Axess. The service will be provided by Oslo Clearing ASA, which currently offers a CCP service for clearing derivatives trading on Oslo Børs. Oslo Børs VPS plans to launch the new service in the first quarter of 2010.

28.01.2009

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA 4th quarter 2008

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a loss of NOK 306,8 million for the fourth quarter of 2008 (proforma profit of NOK 128.2 million). Profit for 2008 as a whole totalled NOK 44,9 million (NOK 460.2 million). As a consequence of uncertainty regarding future market conditions, goodwill and systems have been written down by NOK 376 million. The Board of Directors of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA propose a dividend of NOK 5.00 per share for 2008, equivalent to NOK 215 million.

17.12.2008

Change of management expected at VPS

Jan Hellstrøm has advised the Board of VPS that in connection with reaching his pension age next year, he will wish to step down as Chief Executive Officer. The Board will therefore start the process of recruiting a new CEO for VPS, and will progress this task in order that Mr Hellstrøm's successor is appointed as soon as possible. Jan Hellstrøm has been CEO since 1992. After stepping down as CEO of VPS, Mr Hellstrøm will carry out duties for the Oslo Børs VPS group or for particular companies in the group.

04.12.2008

Oslo Børs signs letter of intent with London Stock Exchange Group to establish a strategic partnership, including provision of new trading systems

Oslo Børs has agreed a letter of intent with London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) to form a strategic partnership, a key component of which includes the provision of trading systems to Oslo Børs. Subject to the successful completion of terms, Oslo Børs and LSEG will also cooperate on market and product development, and a deepening of ties between the two markets.

30.10.2008

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA 3. kvartal 2008

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 105,9 million (proforma NOK 113.4 million) for the third quarter of 2008. The group had operating revenues of NOK 279,8 million (proforma NOK 276.4 million) in the quarter. The group experienced a continuing high level of market activity.

15.08.2008

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA 2nd Quarter 2008

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 129,9 million (proforma NOK 114.6 million) for the second quarter of 2008. The group had operating revenues of NOK 300,2 million (proforma NOK 281.6 million) in the quarter. The group experienced a continuing high level of market activity in all business areas.

02.07.2008

Oslo Børs VPS reduces fees

Over recent years, the activities carried out by the Oslo Børs VPS group have been characterised by high activity levels, with many new companies admitted to listing and strong growth in trading and settlement in terms of both overall value and the number of transactions. In order to further strengthen the group´s competitiveness, both Oslo Børs and VPS will introduce reductions in fees from 1 September.

20.06.2008

Oslo Børs VPS – new profile and new names for companies in the group

With effect from 23 June, all units within the Oslo Børs VPS group will adopt a comprehensive new corporate logo and profile.

27.05.2008

2008 Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA

The Annual General Meeting of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA held on Monday 26 May approved the annual report and accounts for 2007. The meeting resolved to pay a dividend of NOK 7 per share. Two new board members were elected.

24.04.2008

Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA 1st quarter 2008

Oslo Børs VPS Holding reports a profit of NOK 115.9 million for the first quarter of 2008 (NOK 65.4 million). The group had operating revenues of NOK 293.8 million (NOK 147.2 million) in the quarter. The group experienced a continuing high level of market activity in all business areas.

 

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