Listing

Listing encompasses mainly admission and introduction to stock exchange trading and listing of securities on the markets organized and operated by the Group.

WSE ended the year 2010 with 585 companies listed on both stock markets. The total number of 120 new listings on both markets (including 8 companies transferred from NewConnect) provided the WSE in this respect with the second rank in Europe preceded only by the London Stock Exchange. For the second time in its history, the WSE ranked second amongst the most important European markets in terms of the value of IPOs in the annual ranking of the IPO Watch Europe report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. During three years from 2008 to 2010, the WSE represented from 14.5% to 17.9% of the annual exchange IPO values on the surveyed markets.

The NewConnect market recorded the year 2010 to be the best year in terms of the number of IPOs since that market opened in 2007. NewConnect ranked first in Europe in terms of the number of IPOs amongst the regulated and alternative markets covered by the IPO Watch Europe report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, before London’s AIM.

Moreover, the WSE lists issuers of structured products and debt securities.