A2X Markets became the third new bourse to open its trading last year after opening its doors in October. The other new entrants are ZARX, which started operating in February last year, and 4Africa Exchange that went live in September.
A2X competes directly with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and provides an alternative platform for companies to secondary list and trade their shares.
Ascendis said it would retain its primary listing on the JSE and its issued share capital would be unaffected by its secondary listing on A2X. Ascendis shares were now available to be traded on both the JSE and A2X.
Ascendis Health chief executive Thomas Thomsen said the company was pleased to complement their primary listing on the JSE with the secondary listing on A2X.