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ConvergEx Cyclers to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell in Celebration of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge 31st Annual Ride




ConvergEx Group's cycling team, the ConvergEx Cyclers, who rode in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate the 31st annual PMC ride and raise awareness for cancer research and treatment.

In honor of the occasion, Joseph M. Velli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ConvergEx Group, will preside over the NASDAQ Closing Bell.


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


Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET


Pan-Mass Challenge:

Jackie Herskovitz

(617) 269-7171

ConvergEx Group:

Elizabeth Anderson

(212) 468-7713 (office)

(917) 860-1411 (mobile)

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Robert Madden

(646) 441-5045

Feed Information:

The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band/transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

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About the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge:

The PMC is a pioneer in the athletic fundraising event industry and today raises more money for charity than any other in the country. On August 7 and 8, 2010, 5,200 cyclists traveled one of 10 routes, logging between 47 and 190 miles over one or two days, through 46 Massachusetts cities and towns. Their collective goal was to raise more than $31 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund and bring the organization's 31-year fundraising total to more than $300 million. For more information about the PMC, call 800-WE-CYCLE or visit

About ConvergEx Cyclers:

The ConvergEx Cyclers team was formed in 2007 and is comprised of ConvergEx employees, extended family, friends and colleagues within the financial sector. ConvergEx Group has been a corporate sponsor of the PMC for the past four years.  The ConvergEx team is drawn to the PMC each year to further the cause of searching for the cure for cancer. This year, the ConvergEx Cyclers were paired with a 3-year old Pedal Partner, Savannah Polson, who was diagnosed with Acute Lympoblastic Leukemia last August. She receives weekly treatment at the Jimmy Fund Clinic and provided the team with additional motivation for training as they kept up with Savannah's progress. The ConvergEx Cyclers also rode in memory of Eileen Martemucci who passed away from acute leukemia this past year.

About ConvergEx Group:

ConvergEx Group is a leading technology company providing products and services to asset managers and financial intermediaries globally. Its products and services span the investment life cycle and center on the development, marketing and servicing of technology-based solutions that enable clients to achieve improved investment results through operational and workflow efficiencies, execution and analytical tools and highly personalized service. The firm serves more than 6,000 institutional clients in 100 global markets. Formed in 2006, the firm has over 1,000 employees in 22 locations throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Additional information is available at


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