updated 6/1/2011 12:46:28 PM ET 2011-06-01T16:46:28

ADVISORY, June 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York), the local affiliate of JA USA, will host their Fourth Annual Business Plan Competition (BPC) finals at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

To reach this point, over 900 high school students have participated in an eight-week classroom-based, business plan writing boot-camp, where they were coached by corporate volunteers from among the city's leading financial and corporate institutions. The final six teams have survived several rounds of competition requiring them to pitch their winning business ideas to seasoned business executives and entrepreneurs, with the ultimate goal of being singled out as having the next big winning business idea that could put them on the pathway to success.

The top three student teams will receive monetary awards ranging from $1,000-$3,000 per team member.

In honor of the occasion, winners of the business plan competition will ring the Closing Bell along with Joseph Peri, President of JA New York.

Junior Achievement of New York is a NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation partner.

Where:

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

When:

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET    

Contact:

Jacqueline Dolly
Junior Achievement of New York
(212) 907-0046
jdolly@jany.org

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Jennifer Knapp
(212) 401-8916
Jennifer.Knapp@NASDAQOMX.com

Feed Information:

The entire Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Knapp at (212) 401-8916.

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx or http://social.nasdaqomx.com .

Photos:

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About Junior Achievement of New York:

For more than 80 years, Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York), the local affiliate of JA USA, has delivered economic education and empowerment programs to NYC and Long Island students. Through a dedicated volunteer network of corporate and community individuals, JA New York provides high-quality K-12 in-school, after-school, and summer educational programs. JA New York educational programs impact important societal issues including youth development, economic development and education reform, and focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. For more information about JA New York and its programs, Visit us: www.jany.org Like Us: Facebook Connect with Us: LinkedIn Follow Us: Twitter  Subscribe to Us: YouTube

About The 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 more than 3,500 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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