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NASDAQ to Host Food and Restaurant Industry Forum With the National Restaurant Association

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ADVISORY, July 25, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --

What: The NASDAQ Stock Market will host an industry forum, including panel discussions and NASDAQ Closing Bell, to discuss the state of the industry and trends within the Food and Restaurant industry sector. The Forum is being organized in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association. Celebrity Chef, Cat Cora, will give closing remarks at the Forum and participate in the closing bell ceremony. Panels will be moderated by Dick Rivera, Chairman of the National Restaurant Association, and will cover: * Brand differentiation in today's marketplace; * Best practices among companies in the food and restaurant industry; and, * Resources for public companies in the food and restaurant industry. Who: Panel Discussion: Moderator: * Dick Rivera, Chairman National Restaurant Association * Companies participating include California Pizza Kitchen (Nasdaq:CPKI), Famous Dave's of America (Nasdaq:DAVE), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:HAIN), 1-800-Flowers.com (Nasdaq:FLWS), Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Nasdaq:RUTH) and FreshDirect. * Industry experts from Nations Restaurant News, Zagat Survey, CIBC World Markets, Luxury Marketing Council, National Restaurant Association, Food Bank For New York City and NASDAQ will also be a part of the discussion.

To see the detailed agenda with the company names please go to:

http://www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/documents/RestForum_Agenda_0707.pdf

When: Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 Schedule: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Sign-in 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Welcome Address 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion 11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Keynote Address 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch 1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. NASDAQ Closing Bell

The panel discussion will be webcast live on NASDAQ.Com beginning at 11:00 a.m. https://management.shareholder.com/nasdaq/event-detail.cfm?mediaid=26491

* Reporters, analysts, and other industry members are welcome to attend.

Where: NASDAQ MarketSite 4 Times Square (Corner of 43rd and Broadway) New York, NY RSVP: Interested parties should RSVP to Jolene Libretto Jolene.libretto@nasdaq.com

NASDAQ lists approximately 98 companies within the Food & Restaurant industry sector.

Closing Bell Feed Information:

The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the closing bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Waterfront fiber 1623 as well.

Webcast:

A live Webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm

Photos:

To obtain a hi-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.

NASDAQ (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is the largest electronic screen-based equity securities market in the United States. 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.

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CONTACT: NASDAQ Silvia Davi 646-441-5014 silvia.davi@nasdaq.com Jolene Libretto 646-441-5220 Jolene.libretto@nasdaq.com

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