updated 4/12/2011 1:16:29 PM ET 2011-04-12T17:16:29

ADVISORY, April 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The Philadelphia Flyers will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite to ring the Opening Bell and "drop the puck" to commence the NHL season. They will be hosted by Thomas A. Wittman, Senior Vice President of NASDAQ OMX and Head of US Options, who is based in Philadelphia.

NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX) is the largest and oldest equity options market in the United States, trading more than 2,600 equity options, sector index options and U.S. dollar-settled options on major currencies. PHLX offers a combination of cutting-edge electronic and floor-based options trading on NASDAQ OMX's high-speed, highly-reliable INET technology.

Who:

  • Flyers Left Wing Ian Laperriere
  • Flyers Alumnus Bernie Parent
  • Flyers Alumnus Bob "Hound" Kelly
  • Flyers Alumnus Joe Watson
  • Flyers Alumnus Derian Hatcher

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Rebecca Goodman
(Office) 215.952.5730
rgoodman@comcast-spectacor.com

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

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C22, 87 degrees West, downlink frequency 4140 vertical. 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 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 the Philadelphia Flyers:

The Philadelphia Flyers are owned by Comcast-Spectacor (comcast-spectacor.com), the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which also owns the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), the home of both teams, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks. In addition, Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 100 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; New Era Tickets, a ticketing and marketing company for public assembly facilities; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions. In a partnership with Disson Skating, Comcast-Spectacor annually produces 10 nationally televised figure skating spectaculars on NBC.

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).

NDAQA

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