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NASDAQ Welcomes Chefs' Warehouse (CHEF) to The NASDAQ Stock Market


NEW YORK, July 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that trading of The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc.'s common stock (Nasdaq:CHEF) commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on Thursday, July 28, 2011. The Chefs' Warehouse, listed under the ticker symbol CHEF, is a premier distributor of specialty food products in the United States.

"The Chefs' Warehouse is a leading provider of unique and interesting culinary products," said Bruce Aust, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "We are excited to welcome The Chefs' Warehouse to the list of innovative companies that call NASDAQ home and look forward to their continued growth and success in the future."

The Chefs' Warehouse is a premier specialty food distributor, serving the specific needs of chefs who own and/or operate some of the nation's leading menu-driven independent restaurants, fine dining establishments, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools and specialty food stores. The Chefs' Warehouse began sourcing products for its customers over 25 years ago, and has distribution operations in some of the top U.S. culinary markets including New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami.

NASDAQ has consistently been the exchange of choice for innovative, industry-leading companies such as The Chefs' Warehouse. The Chefs' Warehouse joins the ranks of recently NASDAQ-listed consumer companies including Dunkin' Brands Group [DNKN], Skullcandy [SKUL], Homeaway [AWAY] and Francesca's Holdings [FRAN].


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 more than 3,500 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 (

The information contained above is provided by The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular security or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Statements regarding NASDAQ-listed companies are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.


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