Markit (NASDAQ: MRKT) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of IPO

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| Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

ADVISORY, June 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Markit (Nasdaq:MRKT), a leading global diversified financial information services company, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO) which occurred on The NASDAQ Stock Market today, June 19.

In honor of the occasion, Lance Uggla, Chief Executive Officer of Markit will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Thursday, June 19, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET     

Markit Contact: 
Ed Canaday 
(646) 679-3031 
ed.canaday@markit.com

Teresa Chick 
+44 7747 468486 
teresa.chick@markit.com

NASDAQ MarketSite: 
Christine Barna 
(646) 441-5310 
Christine.Barna@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 webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

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 Markit (Nasdaq:MRKT):

Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. We provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Our customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. Founded in 2003, we employ over 3,000 people in 10 countries. For more information, please see www.markit.com.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

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