updated 2/17/2011 4:48:45 PM ET 2011-02-17T21:48:45

ADVISORY, Feb. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Designer Cynthia Rowley will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to mark 2011 FALL WINTER FASHION WEEK and start of ENK's Coterie.

In honor of these occasions, Cynthia Rowley will preside over the NASDAQ Closing Bell, joined by ENK's Founder and Chairman, Elyse Kroll.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 3:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Contacts:
Samantha Ouellette
Senior Account Executive
FACTORY PR
(212) 941-7057 (office)
samantha@factorypr.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:

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 Cynthia Rowley:

Cynthia Rowley was seven when she constructed her first dress. As a senior at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she sold her first collection of eight pieces to a number of New York's most prominent stores.

Since then, the Cynthia Rowley Collection has grown beyond women's wear to include the Cynthia Rowley for Roxy collection of beachwear and wetsuits, eyewear, beauty, baby, bicycles, home sewing patterns, tools, handbags, shoes, legwear, shapewear, and dress-up band-aids, not to mention a mobile fashion unit: the Cynthia Rowley Shop on Wheels. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) honored Cynthia with the prestigious Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear and recognized her again with a nomination for New Menswear Design Talent. The Cynthia Rowley Collection is sold in better department, specialty and online stores, as well as in approximately sixty Cynthia Rowley shops around the world.

Having appeared on numerous TV shows, including "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Oprah," "Good Morning America," and "Today," Cynthia has long been an impacting fashion and style authority. She regularly serves as a guest judge on "Project Runway" and "Design Star," and her work has been featured in nearly every major magazine domestically and internationally, including Vogue, Elle, W, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Marie Claire, Lucky, Elle Décor, In Style and Vogue Paris, as well as newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Cynthia is a bestselling author of the Swell series and has five books to date; her most recent, Slim: A Fantasy Memoir, was published by Rizzoli and includes her original drawings. She is a mother to two daughters and is married to Bill Powers, co-owner of Half Gallery on the Lower East Side and judge on Bravo's competition series "Work Of Art." Cynthia and Bill co-founded the art retail site Exhibition A in 2010, which offers limited edition contemporary fine artworks to its members. Cynthia has worked with artists Will Cotton, Nick Cave, Olaf Breuning and Ryan McNamara on various ventures and collections, and is constantly in pursuit of innovative and groundbreaking collaborations.

About ENK:

ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories. Founded by Elyse N. Kroll, the Company conducts 21 events per year, 16 of which are held in New York City, four in Las Vegas and one in Beijing. ENK events are attended by critical fashion retailers, representing both specialty and department stores from around the world. They represent over 10,000 domestic and international exhibiting companies, 150,000 domestic and international buyers and press yearly and over one million net square feet of exhibit space.

ENK's portfolio of 21 events include Coterie (comprehensive women's clothing and accessories), ENKNYC (classic to contemporary men's clothing, premium denim and advanced sportswear, footwear and apothecary featuring the BLUE, DESIGNERS' COLLECTIVE, TMRW and CLEAN sections), Accessories Circuit (fashion and fine jewelry, handbags, scarves, footwear, eyewear, belts and gift items), Intermezzo Collections (women's contemporary and bridge clothing), Children's Club (children's clothing, accessories, footwear and gifts from layette to junior categories), WSA (women's, men's and children's footwear and accessories), Sole Commerce (upscale women's footwear and handbag show concurrent with Fashion Coterie), ENKVegas (men's and women's contemporary clothing, denim, footwear and accessories) and ENKCHINA (cross-section of ENK designers). For more details, please visit www.enkshows.com .

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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