Ringing the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

Yesterday, DSV visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square, NY, in celebration of Nordic Market Day 2017.

DSV representatives were CFO Jens Lund, CEO, Air & Sea, Carsten Trolle, President, DSV North America, Niels Larsen and IR Officer Ronni Funch Olsen.

In honour of the occasion, CFO Jens H. Lund, was invited to ring the Opening Bell, which marks the beginning of each trading day.

Photo from left: Carsten Trolle, Jens H. Lund and Carsten Borring, Head of Listings and Capital Market Nasdaq Denmark getting ready to push the bell button

See more photos and video from the ceremony

What is all the fuss about?

It’s considered to be a great honour to be invited to ring the bell.

The opportunity is usually offered to very successful companies, and DSV is no exception here, as we have enjoyed great success in the market - not least since acquiring UTi and demonstrating a successful integration of the two companies throughout 2016 and into 2017. This of course is down to the huge effort and great motivation by all employees worldwide.

Our team and the Nasdaq representatives in front of the Nasdag Tower in Times Square, New York

The Nasdaq Opening and Closing Bell Ceremonies allow listed companies to address a wide audience with specific messages. Each ceremony is carefully designed to showcase the company in question – on the Nasdaq Webcam, MarketSite Tower and participating television networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and many others - reaching millions of viewers worldwide.

This is the second time for DSV – the last time was in 16 May 2013. Jens Lund remarks,

I was honoured the first time, and it’s even better to be invited back a second time. We must be doing something right. Of course, it’s a great opportunity for some exposure, and I think we have a great message to the market after Q1. It makes it easy to smile for the cameras.

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