updated 6/21/2011 10:17:31 AM ET 2011-06-21T14:17:31

ADVISORY, June 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

A large gathering of NASDAQ listed international shipping companies and conference keynote speaker John Wood, founder of Room to Read and author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate the 24th annual Marine Money Week.

Wood, who left his executive job at Microsoft to start Room to Read, now a leading global non-profit organization dedicated to literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world, will ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET         

Contact:

Lorraine Parsons
(203) 406 0106 Ext 3717
lparsons@marinemoney.com

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 Marine Money:

Relied upon by ship-owners, financiers, investors, ship managers, brokers, lawyers and accountants for over 20 years, Marine Money International has bridged the gap between ship-owners and the international capital markets. Our publications, forums, consulting and other services, are driven by a set of common goals: to make you money, save you money and provide you with access to investment opportunities and capital. Learn more at: www.marinemoney.com

About Room to Read:

Room to Read is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world through a focus on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children, Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and to ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education. Since 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of more than five million children by providing increased access to high-quality educational opportunities through its network of libraries and schools, local language children's books and its girls' education program. Room to Read is changing children's lives in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zambia and aims to reach 10 million children by 2015. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org and follow Room to Read on Twitter ( @roomtoread ) and Facebook ( facebook.com/roomtoread ).

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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