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Dr. Horst Freitag, Consul General of Germany to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, Aug. 31, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What: Dr. Horst Freitag, Consul General of Germany, will preside over the NASDAQ closing bell to celebrate German-American Friendship Month and the German-American Steuben Parade of New York to be held on September 19th. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Contacts: Lars Halter General Chairman German-American Steuben Parade Larshalter@aol.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto (646) 441-5220 Jolene.Libretto@NASDAQOMX.com

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 Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.

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.

Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a high-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 German-American Steuben Parade

The German-American Steuben Parade is one of the largest celebrations of German culture in the United States and the most colorful parade on the streets of New York City. Founded in 1957, the parade mainly serves three purposes: To help German immigrants keep their traditions alive, to celebrate the achievements of historic German-Americans and to strengthen the German-American friendship.

Every year, the Steuben Parade includes more than 20 music, dance, and costume groups from Germany, thousands of marchers from German-American communities all over the US as well as many theme floats.

About the 52nd Steuben Parade:

Among the themes in this year's parade are: The 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which would have not been possible without the help and friendship of the United States; the 40th Anniversary of the moon landing by German-American pioneer Neil Armstrong; and an homage to German-American baseball legend Lou Gehrig. This year's parade will be led by four Grand Marshals: Congressman Michael McMahon (13th Congressional District), Fox 5 NY reporter Linda Schmidt, A&P-Chairman Christian Haub, and Theobald Dengler, co-founder of the parade.

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 over 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group 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 ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group 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 Group exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.

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