USO Liberty Bells to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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| Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

ADVISORY, Dec. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

USO Liberty Bells, a performance group dedicated to providing joy and entertainment to America's troops, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, the USO Liberty Bells representatives Patricia Walsh-Anderson and Elizabeth B. Faraci will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Thursday, December 29th, 2011 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET     

Contact:

Stacie Wells
(212) 695-5590 ext. 232
swells@usonyc.org

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp
(212) 401-8916
Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx or http://social.nasdaqomx.com.

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 USO Liberty Bells:

The USO has always been proud to provide troops at home and overseas with opportunities to escape from the burdens of war and rigorous training through entertainment. The USO Liberty Bells are part of this American tradition that began with the muddy camp shows of the South Pacific over 70 years ago.

Today, this pride and passion that fueled our predecessors lives on through the USO Liberty Bells who serve as roving ambassadors of goodwill. They dazzle and delight audiences around the world making over 200 appearances throughout the year at deployment and homecoming ceremonies, veterans hospitals, aboard ships and at military installations, as well as at numerous corporate and fundraising events. The show troupe consists of talented and dedicated Broadway and off-Broadway men and women who are meticulously chosen through a competitive audition process.  Their energetic shows feature patriotic favorites, WWII era hit songs such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and an array of contemporary hits that appeal to our younger service members and their families.

The USO is committed to sharing a touch of home with our troops wherever they serve -- from free phone cards to gifts of appreciation, entertainment tours to just a simple hug.  If you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation today to help support our troops please visit www.usonyc.org/donate or if you are interested in having the USO Liberty Bells at an upcoming event, please contact Stacie Wells Danahy at swells@usonyc.org

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 more than 3,500 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX 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 exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX 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 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 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). 

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