updated 8/31/2010 7:16:46 AM ET 2010-08-31T11:16:46

ADVISORY, Aug. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


What: 

Local sponsors and supporters of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will preside over the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell ceremony in celebration of the 45th annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon on Labor Day weekend.

Appearances will be made by WWOR My9 Anchor Brenda Blackmon and Sports Anchor Russ Salzberg, both of whom will host the 2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.

NASDAQ has joined with MDA to promote the Telethon for several years. The Telethon will originate live from the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas on Sept. 5-6, and can be seen locally on WWOR, My9 beginning at 9 p.m. ET on Sept. 5.

Where:

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

When:

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 3:50 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. ET    

Contact:

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Jolene Libretto
(646) 441-5220
Jolene.Libretto@NASDAQOMX.com

Feed Information:

The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto (646) 441-5220.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

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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 MDA:

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.                                     

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 3,600 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).

NDAQA

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