SOURCE: Pink OTC Markets Inc.

June 15, 2009 08:00 ET

Norsk Hydro ASA Joins OTCQX

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) - Pink OTC Markets Inc., the leading electronic inter-dealer quotation system, trading technology and financial information provider for over-the-counter (OTC) securities, today announced that Norsk Hydro ASA (OSLO: NHY) (OTCQX: NHYDY), a leading Norwegian-based supplier of aluminum and aluminum products, has chosen to list its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on OTCQX. Norsk Hydro's ADRs began trading today on the OTC market's highest tier, OTCQX International Premier. Investors can find current disclosure and financial information for the company on and

"We are pleased to welcome Norsk Hydro to OTCQX International," said Cromwell Coulson, Chairman and CEO of Pink OTC Markets. "As an OTCQX-listed company, Norsk Hydro belongs to the highest segment of the over-the-counter market, and can benefit from increased visibility across the U.S. investor community and association with some of the most reputable companies traded in the over-the-counter marketplace."

JP Morgan will serve as Norsk Hydro's Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on listing requirements.

Norsk Hydro's ADRs will trade in the United States on OTCQX under the ticker "NHYDY" where each ADR will represent one ordinary share. Norsk Hydro's shares are also listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in addition to a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange. The company's headquarters are in Oslo, Norway.

About Norsk Hydro ASA

Norsk Hydro (OSLO: NHY) (OTCQX: NHYDY) is a Fortune Global 500 supplier of aluminum and aluminum products. Based in Norway, the company employs 23,000 people in 40 countries and has activities on all continents. Rooted in a century of experience in renewable energy production, technology development and progressive partnerships, Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of the customers and communities they serve.


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