updated 1/4/2011 10:17:05 AM ET 2011-01-04T15:17:05

ADVISORY, Jan. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Montgomery College, a multi-campus community college in Montgomery County, Maryland, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation started an endowed scholarship fund with the Montgomery College Foundation in 2008. Dedicated to the memory of Gordon Macklin, the former president of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and founder of The NASDAQ Stock Market, the fund helps Montgomery College students in the Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Business Institute honors program with the costs of tuition and related expenses.

In honor of the occasion, David Sears, Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of the Montgomery College Foundation, will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell. Mr. Sears will be joined by Montgomery College students who are currently receiving the scholarships.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 3:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET       

Contacts:

Elizabeth Homan
(301) 351-9548
Elizabeth.Homan@montgomerycollege.edu

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.

Facebook and Twitter:

For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies, please visit our Facebook page at:

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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 Montgomery College:

Montgomery College  is a public, open admissions community college with three campuses, workforce development/continuing education centers, and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Maryland. Founded in 1946, it has become the largest community college in Maryland, serving nearly 60,000 students annually, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

Among Montgomery College's honors programs is its highly-regarded Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Business Institute (MBI), an innovative educational program for the College's top business students. The cornerstones of MBI are its honors coursework, internships, seminars, a student-run business, and community service activities.

About NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation:

The mission of The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation is to promote learning about capital formation, financial markets and entrepreneurship through innovative educational programs. It was established in New York City in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributions from The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

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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