FILE PHOTO: A view of the exterior of the Nasdaq market site in Times Square New York City, NY, U.S. April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

(Reuters) – U.S. stock market operator Nasdaq Inc said on Thursday it has increased its stake in Norway’s Oslo Bors VPS with a purchase of 844,071 shares in the Norwegian bourse.

The purchase represents nearly 2 percent of Oslo Bors’ outstanding shares as of Thursday, data from the Norwegian exchange operator showed.

It was made at 158 Norwegian crowns per share, and was in line with the terms of offer that were amended last month, Nasdaq said in a statement.

After the purchase, 37 percent of Oslo Bors’ shares are owned by Nasdaq or are subject to pre-commitments to accept

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