updated 12/30/2010 3:45:29 PM ET 2010-12-30T20:45:29

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

What:

Boston Securities Traders Association (BSTA) will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate their 75th anniversary on New Year's Eve.

In honor of the occasion, Tim Casey, President of the BSTA, will be joined by incoming BSTA President Gus Phelps and members and family of BSTA in ringing the NASDAQ Closing Bell. Tim Casey will also celebrate his last day as President.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 3:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Contacts:

Tim Casey
(617) 426-9800
tcasey@navpointllc.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 at (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:
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 Boston Securities Traders Association:

In the 1930's a small group of enterprising traders within the Boston securities community banded together to form an organization which is known today as the Boston Securities Traders Association. Their intent was to create a single organization which would provide a forum for regular communication within the trading community to improve the ethics, business standards and working environment for members. On January 29th of that year, at the Boston Stock Exchange, a constitution and by-laws were adopted and the Association's first officers were elected. Today, the association continues to thrive. With approximately one hundred members at inception, the BSTA membership presently totals nearly six hundred strong and grows yearly. Currently the BSTA is one of the largest member affiliates of the Security Traders Association (STA), an international organization representing over 5,000 traders throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Throughout its storied history, the BSTA has consistently promoted the best interests of the securities profession and that of the association through meetings, dinners and social outings. Today that tradition continues with educational and charitable events hosted during the year, to include the Annual Conference, the Autumn Harvest Party, held in honor of retired members and the association's December Annual Meeting.

The Boston Securities Traders Foundation was established in recent years with a focus on assisting local charities that lack strong fundraising capabilities. Recipients of the generous efforts of the BSTF include the City of Boston Scholarship Fund, the Cotting School of Lexington and the Boston Rescue Mission.

As a volunteer organization, the BSTA is fortunate to be again well represented and served this year by a highly motivated group of governors and officers who sit on the Board. Their great enthusiasm, professionalism and dedication serve them and the membership well in executing their duties on various committees.

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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