updated 6/13/2011 11:17:03 AM ET 2011-06-13T15:17:03

ADVISORY, June 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Sanctuary for Families, New York's leading nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims and their children will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell on Monday, June 13th. Sanctuary visits the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square in honor of their annual Zero Tolerance Benefit which took place on Tuesday, June 7th – over 1,500 attendees raised over $1.8 million dollars to support Sanctuary's life-saving work and took a pledge of zero tolerance against domestic violence and sex trafficking.

In honor of the occasion, Anita Kawatra, Sanctuary Board Member, will ring the Closing Bell along with many Sanctuary staff members, volunteers and supporters.

Where:

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

When:

Monday, June 13th, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET     

Contact:

Ally Dommu
Manager of Communications & Special Projects
(212) 349-6009 x494;
ADommu@sffny.org

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Jen 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 Jen Knapp (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:

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 Sanctuary for Families:

Sanctuary for Families is dedicated to the safety, healing and self-determination of victims of domestic violence and related forms of gender violence.  Through comprehensive services for our clients and their children, and through outreach, education and advocacy, we strive to create a world in which freedom from gender violence is a basic human right.

Each year, Sanctuary offers legal, clinical, shelter, and economic empowerment services to over 10,000 people.  Join Sanctuary to support this critical work and make the pledge: "I have zero tolerance for domestic violence." Learn more about Sanctuary for Families at www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org .

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 ). 

NDAQA

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