ADVISORY, Oct. 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
What: Christopher Liddell, Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), will ring the NASDAQ opening bell remotely from Redmond, Washington on Thursday, October 22 at 9:30 a.m. (EDT). With 64 NASDAQ listed companies from Washington and 4 from Redmond, this event will kick off the launch of Windows 7. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the NASDAQ seven story high Tower in Times Square and via satellite to national and international media. The Opening Bell is a ceremonial event that represents NASDAQ's virtual market model. As a result, NASDAQ can be opened from any location bringing together investors and market participants from around the world to mark the beginning of the trading day. Who: Christopher Liddell, Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT); Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ OMX When: Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. ET Where: Microsoft Headquarters - 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA
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.
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 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. Jolene Libretto (646) 441-5220 Jolene.Libretto@nasdaqomx.com Microsoft Corporation Janet Argentin 425.707.0452 firstname.lastname@example.org