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Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Remotely From "FB" Headquarters in Menlo Park, California




Facebook will ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell remotely from their headquarters in Menlo Park, California in celebration of their initial public offering (IPO) which will take place today, Friday, May 18, 2012 on The NASDAQ Global Select Market. Facebook will begin trading under the ticker symbol "FB". 

In honor of the occasion, Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg will ring the Opening Bell. 


Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park. The event will be closed to the press.


Opening Bell - Friday, May 18, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET         

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Alex Honeysett

(646) 441-5211

To Access a Live Feed of The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell (9:20 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. ET):

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The Live Opening Bell Ceremony will also be Streamed on from 9:28 to 9:32 a.m.

A Live Feed of the IPO Cross / Facebook Ticker Symbol on the NASDAQ Studio Wall will be available from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET exclusively for news purposes. 

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By providing a newsfeed of the NASDAQ IPO Cross, NASDAQ is assisting news media in reporting about NASDAQ's process for conducting IPOs and the Facebook offering. For more information about The NASDAQ IPO Cross, see The feed may be used only as part of news media reporting on these topics.

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


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