Hologic (HOLX) Chairman and CEO to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

In Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to Launch Initiative to Increase Awareness of Breast Cancer Screening and Fund Mammograms for Underserved Women

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| Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

ADVISORY, Sept. 30, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --



 What:
 Jack Cumming, Hologic chairman and CEO (HOLX), will preside over the
 NASDAQ opening bell in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness
 Month.

 Where:
 NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd and Broadway - Broadcast Studio

 When:
 Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT

 Contacts:
 Deborah Gordon
 Phone: 781-999-7716
 deborah.gordon@hologic.com

 NASDAQ MarketSite:
 Jolene Libretto; 646.441.5220;
 mobile - 347.219.9539
 Jolene.Libretto@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. EDT on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Hologic:

Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women. Hologic's core business units are focused on breast health, diagnostics, GYN surgical, and skeletal health. Hologic provides a comprehensive suite of technologies with products for mammography and breast biopsy, radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer, cervical cancer screening, treatment for menorrhagia, permanent contraception, osteoporosis assessment, preterm birth risk assessment, mini C-arm for extremity imaging and molecular diagnostic products including HPV and reagents for a variety of DNA and RNA analysis applications.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North; and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX Group exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook and Twitter.

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