NEW YORK, July 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that the trading of Francesca's Holdings (Nasdaq:FRAN), one of the fastest growing specialty retailers (operating as Francesca's Collections) in the United States, commenced on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on Friday, July 22, 2011. Francesca's Holdings is listed under the ticker symbol FRAN.
"Francesca's Collections specializes in bringing consumers fashion-forward styles in women's apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts," said Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "NASDAQ OMX is thrilled to welcome Francesca's Holdings to The NASDAQ Stock Market."
Since its foundation in 1999, Francesca's Collections has become one of the fastest growing specialty retailers in the country, and has expanded to operate 268 boutique locations across 38 states. Francesca's Collections provides shoppers with an eclectic assortment of apparel, jewelry, gifts and accessories, inspired by travelers and fashion-styles from around the world.
NASDAQ has consistently been the exchange of choice for innovative, industry-leading companies such as Francesca's Holdings. Francesca's Holdings join the ranks of recently-listed companies including Skullcandy (Nasdaq:SKUL), Homeaway (Nasdaq:AWAY), Tesla Motors (Nasdaq:TSLA), and Vera Bradley (Nasdaq:VRA).
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