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The Global Leaders to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell




The Global Leaders will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

The Global Leaders is an international networking group designed to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, and inspirations across the spheres of business, government, education, and philanthropy.

In honor of the occasion, George Bickerstaff, Co-Founder of The Global Leaders, will preside over the NASDAQ Opening Bell.


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


Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 9:15 - 9:30 a.m. ET 


Caroline Tara Frey

(203) 569-6836

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Robert Madden

(646) 441-5045

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. 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 Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.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 Global Leaders:

The Global Leaders was started in 2009 to enable people to find and network with their global peers to facilitate business and philanthropic relationships through shared information, knowledge, and insights. Our hope is that the network we build will allow our members and their organizations to achieve their goals and objectives through collaborative wisdom, work, and wealth.

The Global Leaders aims to connect people across the four pillars of business, government, education, and philanthropy through intergroup communication, and one of the primary ways by which we achieve this communication is by providing opportunities for members to meet face-to-face, network, and discuss our collective and individual impact.

The Global Leaders has over 16,000 active members in over 150 industries and over 100 countries. Our members lead or have led over 10,000 global companies, with headquarters in over 60 countries that employ more than 28 million people. They have revenue exceeding $7 trillion and assets of over $56 trillion. As a reference, global GDP is $60 trillion.The Global Leaders is growing at a rate of over 100 key executives per week.


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 approximately 3,700 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 *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook ( and Twitter (


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