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Program

The Opening and Closing Bell ceremonies at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York’s Times Square serves as a platform to generate exposure for your company, make a news announcement or celebrate corporate milestones. Hosted by a NASDAQ OMX senior executive, the Opening and Closing Bells allow listed companies to address a wide audience with specific messages.

Choreographed by a professional event planner, each ceremony is carefully designed to showcase your company on the NASDAQ Webcam, MarketSite Tower and participating television networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and many others - reaching millions of viewers worldwide.

When ringing the Opening or Closing Bell at NASDAQ MarketSite, you have access to the following resources and services:

Depending on the length of the individual speeches, the Opening Bell ceremony begins roughly at 9:15 a.m. The Closing ceremony begins roughly at 3:45 p.m. You will be presented with an agenda that will break down the ceremony’s activities minute by minute; at the end of the menu is a sample agenda for your reference.

First your group will view a short video presentation about NASDAQ. Then, a Senior Executive from NASDAQ OMX delivers an official welcome message ending by offering the floor to your CEO / Chairman / President for their comments. The CEO / Chairman / President addresses the group; bear in mind when crafting remarks for them, they are allotted two minutes maximum for remarks. The audience for these remarks are the guests in the room and those who will watch the raw DVD of the ceremony we provide.

We also air the ceremony on www.nasdaq.com, and broadcast the ceremony on our MarketSite Tower with closed captioning. Finally, at the conclusion of the formal remarks, guests are invited to join the speakers onstage for the official Bell Ceremony.

Visit www.nasdaq.com for photos of past bell ceremonies.


Photography

During the ceremony, a professional photographer will take photographs of your group on and off stage. Weather permitting, following the ceremony, the group will be escorted outside for pictures with the NASDAQ Tower as a backdrop. Three high-resolution image, suitable for publishing will be sent to the company contact by 12 noon pending no time constraints. Additionally, low resolution images will be posted on www.nasdaq.com, archived for approximately one year. In addition, you will be sent a link to a password-protected web-based photo album with the all the photographs from the event, available for purchase.

Usage Rights and Permission: The digital photos provided to you may be used in your corporate and other marketing materials with the following usage statement: These photos are © Copyright , The Nasdaq OMX Group and available for re-publication by the news media only. Any commercial use is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.

Please be advised that NASDAQ will retain copyright ownership of these pictures and they may be used by NASDAQ, in NASDAQ’s sole discretion, in NASDAQ web-based, print and other marketing materials.

Guests may also take photos in the studio with their own cameras, but may not use flash as it disrupts broadcasts.


Promotions

Companies may choose to do a larger promotion (i.e. give-away to Times Square visitors or onsite broadcast press, product sampling or fashion show) in conjunction with their Bell Ceremony. If you are interested in incorporating a promotion into the morning festivities please contact Jennifer Ok who will provide guidance on past promotional events, what promotions may require a permit, etc.

Videography

We supply a professional videographer who will film the ceremony from start to finish. On request, we can supply raw footage of the event.

As with the photographs set forth above, NASDAQ will retain copyright ownership in the video and portions may be used by NASDAQ, in NASDAQ’s sole discretion, in NASDAQ web-based and other marketing materials.


Webcam

The MarketSite Webcam is great way include employees, stakeholders, family and friends in the experience who aren't able to join the ceremony live.

By launching this link at 9:15am (Opening) or 3:45pm (Closing) you will have a view into the MarketSite studio where you can view the ceremony. The ceremony is live, not archived, so it is important to watch in real time. Additionally, you are encouraged to add this link to your website for a greater audience to enjoy. Do not be alarmed that the web cam is fuzzy. The video feed is compressed for online viewing. If you'd like to direct employees/stock holders to the NASDAQ web cam to view the tower, simply pass along this link and the following instructions: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

  • Viewers must have Windows Media Player to view the webcam
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page under the heading MarkeketSite
  • Web cam and click on Windows Media Player
  • The Web cam is live only and is not archived
  • Do not be alarmed that the web cam is fuzzy. The video feed is compressed for online viewing.

Sample Agendas

NASDAQ Opening Bell Agenda

Company Name [Ticker]

Date

8:45:00 Guests arrive at the Broadway entrance

9:05:00 Chairman, President and/or CEO, XYZ Company, Opening Bell rehearsal with event director on stage.

9:15:00 NASDAQ Video Presentation

9:22:00 Director, NASDAQ OMX, introduces Senior Executive, TBD, NASDAQ OMX

9:22:30 Remarks from Senior Executive, TBD, NASDAQ OMX; invites Chairman, President and/or CEO, XYZ Company, to podium

9:24:30 Remarks from Chairman, President and/or CEO, XYZ Company.

9:26:30 Senior Executive, TBD, NASDAQ OMX, presents crystal commemorative gift

9:27:00 Guests join Chairman, President and/or CEO, XYZ Company onstage.

9:29:15 Prepare for Opening Bell, face cameras, applause

9:29:50 Ten-second countdown

9:30:00 XYZ Company “Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell” - Press the button, sign screen (this is both fed out via satellite and recorded).
Please note: this is a LIVE broadcast
Photos of group in front of wall

9:30:30 As directed (times may vary) guests leave stage.

9:32:00 Live broadcasts resume

9:35:00 Photos in front of NASDAQ tower (weather and traffic conditions permitting)

NOTE:

* Our ceremony takes place in between regularly scheduled live broadcasts.
* Please do not direct flash photography toward wall.
* Please keep all cell phones and pagers turned off while in the studio.

Download PDFs: NASDAQ Opening Bell Agenda & NASDAQ Closing Bell Agenda

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NASDAQ Closing Bell Agenda

Company Name [Ticker]

Date

3:15:00 Guests arrive at the Broadway entrance

3:35:00 Chairman, President and/or CEO, XYZ Company, on stage run through with event director.

3:47:00 NASDAQ Video Presentation

3:52:00 Director, NASDAQ OMX, introduces Senior Executive, TBD, NASDAQ OMX

3:52:30 Remarks from Senior Executive, TBD, NASDAQ OMX; invites Chairman, President and/or CEO, XYZ Company, to podium

3:54:30 Remarks from Chairman, President and/or CEO, XYZ Company.

3:56:30 Senior Executive, TBD, NASDAQ OMX, presents crystal commemorative gift

3:57:00 Guests join Chairman, President and/or CEO, XYZ Company onstage.

3:59:15 Prepare for Closing Bell, face cameras, applause

3:59:50 Ten-second countdown

4:00:00 XYZ Company “Rings NASDAQ Closing Bell” - Press the button, sign screen (this is both fed out via satellite and recorded).
Please note: this is a LIVE broadcast
Photos of group in front of wall

4:00:30 As directed (times may vary) guests leave stage.

4:02:00 Live broadcasts resume

4:05:00 Photos in front of NASDAQ tower (weather and traffic conditions permitting)

NOTE:
* Our ceremony takes place in between regularly scheduled live broadcasts.
* Please do not direct flash photography toward wall.
* Please keep all cell phones and pagers turned off while in the studio.