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Humane Society of New York Along With Animal Fair Media, Inc. to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, Dec. 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Humane Society of New York along with premier pet lifestyle media company Animal Fair Media, Inc. will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square. Also joining the group will be Lucky Diamond, a white Maltese, inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as the most photographed dog with Celebrities, Presidents and CEOs (including Nasdaq-listed PETSMART CEO Bob Moran) of all time.

In honor of the occasion, Sandra DeFeo, Executive Director of Humane Society of NY and Wendy Diamond of Animal Fair Media, Inc. will officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET         

Contact:

Samantha Abernathy

sama@animalfair.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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Photos:

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 Humane Society of New York:

For over 100 years, the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. In 1904 we were founded to protect the city's horses against abuse. Members fought for laws to punish negligent owners and place watering troughs in streets and parks. As funds allowed, the Society expanded to include a free medical clinic and a small adoption center for cats and dogs. Today our hospital and our Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 34,000 dogs and cats annually, and their numbers continue to grow.

At the Society, the quality of each animal's life is paramount. Long before it was popular to think of animals as individuals - to consider their physical and emotional needs when taking responsibility for their care - we were doing just that. That means every day, every dog gets exercise time in the rooftop run, and the chance to walk outdoors with staff and volunteers. Cats enjoy daily play sessions outside their kennels. This very personal care is fully as important to a pet's well being as the inoculations, spay/neuter and other veterinary care provided during its stay in the adoption center. "This doesn't feel like a shelter" remark many visitors to the society. "It feels like a home."

About Wendy Diamond and Animal Fair Media, Inc.:

Wendy Diamond is an Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, Endangered Animal and Rescue Advocate, World's premiere Pet Lifestyle expert, Best Selling Author, and TV Personality. Wendy was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, studied at Pine Manor College in Boston and now resides in New York City with her children, Lucky and Pasha. As the tireless voice of disenfranchised animals, Wendy Diamond looks to improve the quality of lives for all animals homeless, sheltered, endangered, or otherwise.

Wendy has been heralded as the "Martha Stewart of the milk and bone dish" (The New Yorker), dubbed "Pet Diva" by the New York Post, crowned the "Canine Queen" by Forbes. Diamond is the expert pet lifestyle contributor for NBC's Today Show.

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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