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Bank Director to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, Dec. 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The Bank Director Boardroom Forum on Lending, a conference hosted by Bank Director in partnership with NASDAQ OMX will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite to conduct the conference and officially ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell. The forum will address many of those pressing questions that bankers and bank directors have about one of their most critical problems – how to grow lending, and thereby revenues, during tough times. 

In honor of the occasion Bill King, Chairman and Al Dominick Managing Director & Executive Vice President of Bank Director will officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET       

Contact:

Michelle King

mking@bankdirector.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:

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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 the Bank Director Boardroom Forum on Lending:

Boardroom Forum on Lending, hosted by Bank Director in partnership with NASDAQ OMX®, assembles industry leaders to examine the board's role in lending. Bankers all across the country are beginning to tighten up their lending practices as a response to the regulatory pressure they are under to keep lending plain, conservative and firmly under control. Lenders and risk managers have also relearned the high positive correlation between asset quality and having a strong relationship with the customer.

While no industry has gone unpunished in the last few years, banks have been particularly hard hit, with loan growth lagging many expectations. From the recent sell off in public bank equities to heightened regulatory scrutiny, limited merger partners to far-less loyal customer bases, a bank's board has numerous issues to deal with. 

About Bank Director:

For the past twenty-one years, Bank Director has been the leading information resource for officers and directors of financial institutions. Chairmen, CEOs, CFOs, General Counsel, Presidents and Directors of financial institutions rely on Bank Director to keep pace with an ever-changing financial landscape. A more powerful and influential audience base simply does not exist at any other banking organization in the United States. Hugely influential, the company provides timely and relevant board-level information through its digital channels, conferences, research reports and Bank Director magazine.

For more information, visit www.bankdirector.com

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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