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Mayor of London Boris Johnson to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell


ADVISORY, Sept. 11, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What: Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Think London CEO Michael Charlton will preside over the NASDAQ opening bell. Prior to the opening bell ceremony, a breakfast session consisting of key influencers to discuss how digital technology has been transforming businesses, how London is best positioned to drive and leverage digital/social media technologies and what that means for U.S companies who are interested in expanding overseas will be held at 8:15 a.m. (EDT) NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on Monday, September 14th. Media check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. (EDT). Special guest presenters include: * Boris Johnson, Mayor of London * NASDAQ OMX EVP, Hans-Ole Jochumsen * Michael Charlton, Chief Executive, Think London * Ben Gallop, Head of BBC Sports Interactive * Carlos Dominguez, Senior Vice President, Cisco Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday, September 14, 2009 at 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT Contacts: Liam Rose, Sterling Communications 415-992-3213 NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto; 646.441.5220; mobile - 347.219.9539

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 Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.

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.


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


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About the Mayor of London

Created in 2000, the role of the Mayor of London is to promote economic development and wealth creation, social development, and the improvement of the environment in the UK's capital city. The Mayor chairs several boards that deliver services for London including the transport and police authorities and sets out plans and policies covering: transport, planning and development, housing, economic development, regeneration culture, health and the environment.

About Think London

Think London is the foreign direct investment agency for London. They connect international businesses to London, helping them set up, succeed and grow. Think London is a not-for-profit, private-public partnership delivering expertise and advice to international businesses. The service is completely free, comprehensive and confidential and their experts work with government and the business community to help companies access the best people, places and opportunities in the city.

Think London's principal funding partners are the London Development Agency and a network of Commercial Partners. Other key partners are the City of London Corporation, which also provides funding, UK Trade & Investment and the business community through London First.

For more information, please visit the website 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 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

NASDAQ OMX has various strategic business lines based in London with 10 listed companies from the UK.

Also, NASDAQ OMX's multilateral trading facility, NASDAQ OMX Europe is based in London.

NASDAQ OMX Europe, is the first platform to connect European liquidity pools with Pan-European routing. NASDAQ OMX Europe currently trades approximately 900 securities including constituents of the main European indices, ETFs and other highly liquid securities. For more information about NASDAQ OMX Europe, visit


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