NASDAQ Welcomes QIWI plc. (NDAQ:QIWI) to The NASDAQ Stock Market
Russia’s leading provider of next generation payment services holds initial public offering (IPO) on NASDAQ on May 3, 2013
NEW YORK, May 3, 2013 – The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that trading of QIWI plc. (NDAQ:QIWI) commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on Friday, May 3, 2013. QIWI plc, now listed under the ticker symbol QIWI, is a leading provider of next generation payment services in Russia and CIS.
QIWI has an integrated proprietary network that enables payment services across physical, online and mobile channels. QIWI has deployed over 11 million virtual wallets, over 169,000 kiosks and terminals, and enabled over 40,000 merchants to accept over RUB 39 billion cash and electronic payments monthly from over 65 million consumers using QIWI’s network at least once a month. QIWI’s consumers can use cash, stored value and other electronic payment methods to order and pay for goods and services across physical or online environments interchangeably.
“QIWI plc. offers customers a convenient way to pay for everyday services like wireless mobile, long distance calls and utilities services,” said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX. “NASDAQ congratulates QIWI on their successful listing and we look forward to our partnership with QIWI and its shareholders in the years to come.”
NASDAQ has consistently been the exchange of choice for innovative, industry-leading companies such as QIWI plc. In addition to listing the leading Russian internet company, Yandex, which operates the most popular search engine and most visited website in Russia, NASDAQ is also home to more than 700 best-in-class technology companies from across the globe. Currently 73 percent of the technology companies on US markets are listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market.
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