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NASDAQ to Broadcast NYC Half-Marathon on Its Times Square Tower on Sunday, August 27

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MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 25, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --

What: NASDAQ will broadcast the inaugural NYC Half-Marathon presented by NIKE in its entirety on its seven-story MarketSite Tower in Times Square. Approximately 10,000 runners are expected to participate in the race. The NYC Half-Marathon course will begin on Central Park's East Drive (near 87th Street), run down Seventh Avenue through Times Square, across 42nd Street, down the Westside Highway and finish on West Street near Rector Street and Battery Park. In anticipation of the upcoming race, New York Road Runners President & CEO Mary Wittenberg and elite runners Meb Keflezighi, Catherine Ndereba, Benita Johnson, Colleen De Reuck and Peter Gilmore rang The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell on Friday, August 25th. When: NYC Half-Marathon Broadcast on the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower Sunday, August 27th 2006 Race begins at 7am Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - The Tower 4 Times Square New York, NY 10036 Photos: To request photos of the NASDAQ Tower, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at 646-441-5220 or stephanie.lowenthal@nasdaq.com NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit http://www.nasdaqfacts.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at http://www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/ .

CONTACT: NASDAQ Silvia Davi 646-441-5014 Edelman PR Justin Edelman 973-960-1275

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