Ophthotech Corp. [OPHT] to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of IPO

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ADVISORY, Sept. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Ophthotech Corp. [OPHT], a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of novel therapeutics to treat diseases of the eye, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its September 25 initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market.

In honor of the occasion, David Guyer, M.D., Chief Executive Officer will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

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

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Webcast:

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

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About Ophthotech Corp. [OPHT]:

Ophthotech is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of novel therapeutics to treat diseases of the eye. The company's most advanced product candidate is Fovista™ anti-PDGF therapy, which it is developing for use in combination with anti-VEGF drugs that represent the standard of care for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration. Wet age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in patients over the age of 55 in the United States and the European Union. For more information, please visit www.ophthotech.com.

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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