updated 11/24/2010 2:15:55 AM ET 2010-11-24T07:15:55

ADVISORY, Nov. 23, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Representatives from charity: water will visit NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square and preside over the opening bell.

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

This holiday season, charity: water will hold its fifth annual charity: ball in New York City on December 13 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Entourage's Adrian Grenier will host the gala event, celebrating charity: water's work in communities around the world. Further details at charitywater.org/charityball

Who:

  • Scott Harrison, Founder and President of charity: water
  • Michael Wilkerson, Managing Director at Citigroup Global Markets and Chairman of the Board at charity: water

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

charity: water
Sarah Cohen
(646) 688-2323
sarah.cohen@charitywater.org

NASDAQ MarketSite:

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

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3/C20 DL 4100 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

Facebook and Twitter:

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at:

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 charity: water

charity: water (charitywater.org) is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of the money raised goes directly to project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. When projects are completed, charity: water proves each one with GPS coordinates and photos published publicly on Google Maps. In four years, charity: water has funded over 3,000 water projects to serve nearly 1.5 million people in 17 countries with access to clean water.

Why water?

Almost a billion people don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, and women and children bear the heavy burden of water collection, walking miles every day to water sources that are likely to make them sick. Clean water projects coupled with sanitation can reduce disease rates by almost 50% and provide time, freedom and economic opportunity for areas in need.

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 ).

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