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LIVE From DAVOS, Switzerland The NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony




The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. will open its market remotely from outside the United States from Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum's Annual meeting. On Thursday, January 27th NASDAQ OMX Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld will participate in the market open with NASDAQ OMX officials and NASDAQ listed companies.  This is the sixth market open NASDAQ OMX has held remotely from Davos.

The Opening Bell ceremony will be simultaneously displayed on the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower, NASDAQ's iconic digital sign in the heart of Times Square and the NASDAQ Wall within the MarketSite broadcast studio.

The NASDAQ Opening Bell is a ceremonial event held daily to represent NASDAQ OMX's virtual market model.  As a result, the NASDAQ market can be opened from any location bringing together electronically investors and market participants from around the world to mark the beginning of the trading day.


- Bob Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer, NASDAQ OMX; 

- Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ OMX; 

- Anna Ewing, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, NASDAQ OMX;      

- Adena Friedman, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, NASDAQ OMX


Thursday, January 27th, 2011

NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony:

6:20 a.m. P.T./9:20 a.m. E.T./2:20 p.m. G.M.T, 3.20pm Switzerland.


6:35 a.m. P.T./9:35 a.m. E.T./2:35 p.m. G.M.T, 3.35pm Switzerland.


Hallenbad Building, Davos Switzerland

Rooftop next to The Congress Center*


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


Time - 15:20 – 15:35 CET (Swiss local time)

IS9/24C – International Satellite

Bandwidth: 9 Slot A

Polarization: Vertical

FEC: 3/4

Symbol Rate: 6.1113

Data Rate: 8.448

Downlink Freq: 4146.5 H

For technical assistance during your feed, please contact the appropriate AMNS Operations facility:

AMNS CT - 203-965-6372

AMNS NJ - 201-784-2003

AMNS NY - 212-599-1391

New York – Domestic Feed

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC 3/C20 DL 4100V. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623.  If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.

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Please RSVP by contacting Jolene Libretto on +1 646 441 5220 or at


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 3,600 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 (


CONTACT: Media Contact: Frank DeMaria NASDAQ OMX +1 (347) 415-1607

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