updated 9/22/2010 6:16:15 AM ET 2010-09-22T10:16:15

ADVISORY, Sept. 21, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

In honor of the occasion, President Saakashvili will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell. He will be joined by Georgia's Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Batu Kutelia, members of the Georgian Government and other dignitaries.

President Saakashvili was a leader of Georgia's 2003 Rose Revolution, and he has been instrumental in moving Georgia closer to the West and implementing democratic, financial and political reforms. Today, Georgia is #11 in the World Bank's annual survey of the world's most commerce friendly countries, up from 112th place in 2005, and The Heritage Foundation ranks Georgia #26 in their economic freedom ranking, up from #99 five years ago.

During his visit to the NASDAQ, President Saakashvili will discuss the important role freedom, transparent government and anti-corruption campaigns played in Georgia's transformation.

Where:

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

When:

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 3:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET     

Contact:

John Ward Anderson
Principal, Podesta Group
(202) 448-5224 (office)
(202) 460-6350 (mobile)
janderson@podesta.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Robert Madden
(646) 441-5045
Robert.Madden@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 Robert Madden (646) 441-5045.

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:
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Photos:

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About NASDAQ OMX in Caucasus Region:

NASDAQ OMX Armenia, formerly the Armenian Stock Exchange and the Central Depository of Armenia, is the only stock exchange currently operating in Armenia and is part of the NASDAQ OMX Group.

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 approximately 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/nasdaqomx ) and Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx ).

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