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Amer Sports President and CEO to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Sept. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Amer Sports, sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Wilson, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square. 

In honor of the occasion, Heikki Takala, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amer Sports and Chris Considine, President of Wilson will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Thursday, September 8th, 2011 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET     

Contact:

Paivi Antola

+358 9 7257 8233

paivi.antola@amersports.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C20, downlink frequency 4100 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Knapp at (212) 401-8916.

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening 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 Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Amer Sports:

The company's technically-advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The company's brands include Wilson, Salomon, Atomic, Arc'teryx, Precor, Mavic and Suunto. Amer Sports shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange.

Amer Sports' business is balanced through its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. The offering of sports equipment, apparel, footwear, and accessories covers a wide range of sports, including tennis, badminton, golf, American football, soccer, baseball, basketball, alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, fitness training, cycling, running, hiking, and diving. In 2010, the company's largest geographical markets in terms of sales were the United States, Germany, France, Austria, Canada and Japan.

Amer Sports sells its products to trade customers (including sporting goods chains, specialty retailers, mass merchants, fitness clubs, and distributors) and also directly to consumers through brand stores, factory outlets, and online. The Amer Sports sales network comprises sales offices in 24 countries in all the world's key sporting goods markets.

Amer Sports' strategy emphasizes excellence in consumer-centric product creation. Through continuous research and development, Amer Sports seeks to develop new and better sporting goods that appeal to consumers and its trade customers. Products are designed to improve the performance of all athletes – both beginners and professionals, help them achieve their goals, and provide them with more enjoyment from their activity of choice.

In 2010, Amer Sports net sales totaled 1.7 billion euros. At the end of the year, the company's market capitalization was 1.3 billion euros and the Group employed 6,597 people.

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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