ADVISORY, March 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed will ring the NASDAQ closing bell remotely from San Jose City Hall on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PDT) / 3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EDT) to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of NASDAQ's presence in Silicon Valley.
During the remote closing bell ceremony, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed will deliver a proclamation naming March 16, 2010 "NASDAQ Day" in honor of the company's historic significance, economic achievements supporting the local market, and plans for future growth.
A press briefing will be held immediately following the closing bell ceremony in room 120 at San Jose City Hall.
The NASDAQ Stock Market lists 513 companies from California, of which 203 are based in Silicon Valley.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on NASDAQ's seven-story high Tower in Times Square and via satellite to national and international media.
The Closing Bell is a ceremonial event that represents NASDAQ's virtual market model. As a result, NASDAQ can be closed from any location, bringing together investors and market participants from around the world to mark the closing of the trading day.
Chuck Reed, Mayor of San Jose;
Bob Greifeld, Chairman, NASDAQ OMX;
Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ OMX
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PDT) / 3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
San Jose City Hall Rotunda -- 200 East Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. (EDT) to 4:05 p.m. (EDT) on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.
An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. (EDT) to 4:05 p.m. (EDT) on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.
Facebook and Twitter:
For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at:
For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at:
A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:
To obtain a high-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 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 over 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 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).
CONTACT: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Media Contact: Jolene Libretto (646) 441-5220 Jolene.Libretto@nasdaqomx.com