FashInvest and LIM College to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell in Celebration of a Day Dedicated to Emerging Growth Fashion Companies

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| Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

ADVISORY, June 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

FashInvest, the first community for emerging growth companies within the Fashion, Fashion Tech, Retail, and Branded Goods consumer sectors, and LIM College, a college focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

To promote emerging growth fashion and fashion related businesses, the NASDAQ MarketSite will host an event with FashInvest dedicated to facilitating connections between companies and potential investors. LIM College graduates and faculty, Duane Morris, Cohn Reznick, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) will be advising attendees on corporate growth strategies.

In honor of the occasion, Senior Executives of FashInvest and LIM College will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – Closing Bell 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

FashInvest Event:
4:20 p.m.-6:30 p.m. E.T.

Reception and Networking:
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. E.T.    

Contact:
Melissa M. Krantz
Krantz and Co.
(917) 653-6716
mkrantz@krantzandco.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

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

Photos:

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

About FashInvest:

FashInvest www.fashinvest.com is the first community for emerging growth companies within the Fashion, Fashion Tech, Retail, and Branded Goods consumer sectors that brings together thought leadership, financing strategies, and business experts in the industry. Since its founding in 2009, FashInvest is now regarded as one of the most respected business platforms committed to company growth and formation within these markets.

About LIM College:

LIM College (www.limcollege.edu) is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, offering a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management and Fashion Marketing, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing and Management, as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising.

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets including 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-55 microsecond average speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,300 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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