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NASDAQ OMX Commemorates September 11th at The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell




NASDAQ OMX has asked the trading community to refrain from trading for a moment of silence between 10:29 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET (representing the fall of the North Tower) on Friday, September 10th, 2010. During this time, a commemorative message will be broadcast on the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower.

On Saturday, September 11th, NASDAQ OMX will be airing the World Trade Center 9/11 ceremony on its NASDAQ MarketSite Tower in New York City's Times Square throughout the day and display a commemorative message.

Representative organizations will preside over the Opening Bell in recognition of the federal designation of September as National Preparedness month by the Obama Administration.


  • Representatives from the Fire Department of New York
  • Representatives from the New York Police Department Emergency Services Unit
  • Alice M. Greenwald, Director, National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center
  • Jane Pollicino, Board Member, Tuesday's Children
  • Firefighter Peter Demontreux of Ladder 132, FDNY
  • Deputy Chief James Molloy, Command Officer of the Emergency Service Unit, NYPD


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Bell Ceremony:

Friday, September 10th, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET       

NASDAQ Moment of Silence:

Friday, September 10th, 2010 at 10:29 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET

Commemorative Message and World Trade Center 9/11 ceremony on NASDAQ MarketSite Tower will be made available via Ascent fiber 1623 throughout the day.


Lynn Rasic

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications

National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center

(212) 312-8814

Steve Ritea

Press Secretary

Fire Department of New York

(718) 999-2833

Paul J. Browne

Deputy Commissioner

New York City Police Department

(646) 610-8989

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Robert Madden

(646) 441-5045

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C22, 87 degrees West, downlink frequency 4140 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

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.

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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 approximately 3,600 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 Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook ( and Twitter (


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