NASDAQ OMX Armenia Lists First Issue of ARTSAKH HEK bonds

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Yerevan, Armenia, 2013-02-19 12:19 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On February 15, 2013 NASDAQ OMX Armenia listed the first issue of ARTSAKH HEK ojsc corporate bonds.

Starting February 15, 2013, nominal coupon bonds issued by ARTSAKH HEK ojsc were listed and included in the Bbond list of NASDAQ OMX Armenia. This issue of the Company’s bonds comprises 600 coupon bonds with nominal value of USD 10,000, maturity 36 months and annual yield of 10%. The issue will be traded under AHEKB1 ticker symbol.

ARTSAKH HEK ojsc is a power production company, operating several hydropower plants. ARTSAKH HEK entered securities market of Armenia in 2009 with the first ever IPO and later successfully placed three additional issues of stocks. For more details please visit the issuer’s official web-site www.artsakhhpp.com

More information on instruments traded at NASDAQ OMX Armenia is available at “Instruments” page (http://www.nasdaqomx.am/en/instruments.htm) of www.nasdaqomx.am official web-site.

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In January 2008, Nordic exchange operator OMX Group acquired 100% of shares of the Armenian Stock Exchange (Armex) and the Central Depository of Armenia (CDA). After the combination of NASDAQ and OMX in February 2008, Armex and CDA have become fully owned by the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. On January 26, 2009, “Armenian Stock Exchange” ojsc was officially renamed as “NASDAQ OMX Armenia” ojsc. On June 5, 2009, “NASDAQ OMX Armenia” ojsc became the owner of 100% of the shares of the “Central Depository of Armenia” ojsc.

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         Eugenia Evoyan, Head of Marketing & Communications
         +374 10 543 321 ext. 115
         eugenia.evoyan@nasdaqomx.am, eugenia.evoyan@nasdaqomx.com