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TORCH to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, July 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

TORCH (Together Our Resources Can Help), an organization dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved New York City public high school students, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. TORCH provides intensive exposure to career training and opportunities in communications and the arts, all while facilitating a meaningful way of increasing the diversity of the workforce in those industries. TORCH will be participating in theMADMEDIAGROUP's "FOR JUST ONE DAY" Campaign with Onboard Informatics.

In honor of the occasion, Debi Deutsch, Executive Director and Steve Bryan, TORCH Alum will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, July 27, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Michelle A. Diaz

(646) 325-4973

michelle@themadmediagroup.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West

18 mhz Lower

DL 3811 Vertical

FEC 3/4

SR 13.235

DR 18.295411

MOD 4:2:0

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

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.

About TORCH:

Since 1999, The TORCH (Together Our Resources Can Help) Program has been dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved New York City public high school students by providing intensive exposure to career training and opportunities in communications and the arts, all while facilitating a meaningful way of increasing the diversity of the workforce in those industries.

TORCH helps fill the void by providing students the opportunity to participate in meaningful after-school activities where they are able to explore career options and interests, define career goals and gain actual on-the-job training in communications and the arts, all under the guidance of professional mentors. Ultimately, students are provided with the tools to formulate and pursue career and educational goals.

In November, TORCH will be holding it's annual Benefit & L.I.G.H.T. Awards. In addition to raising funds for the organization, the event acknowledges organizations and individuals who have helped make a difference in the lives of underserved NYC high school students. Through their generosity, time, expertise and hard work, the honoree recipients have provided the light and inspiration that has kept TORCH burning bright. For more information about the event and the program, visit www.thetorchprogram.org.

About Onboard Informatics:

Onboard Informatics provides data-driven innovations that empower informed decisions, enable human engagement, and accelerate business results for leaders in the real estate, publishing, and technology industries.

Since 2001, our specialty has been in transforming complex real estate data into web and mobile-based tools that can accelerate business – no matter your goals. Our services answer real questions by real people, such as "Where is my ideal neighborhood located?" or "Which homes for sale are in my price range and within 30 minutes of work?"

With a sharp focus on delivering products and services that simplify operations, enhance customer experience and accelerate results, we build technology that makes data come to life: transforming community, school, neighborhood, geographic and demographic information and enhanced property listings into valuable intelligence and dynamic tools.

Whether we are powering the websites of the largest firms of the country or collaborating with small niche developers, our approach remains the same: we listen to our clients' needs and remain focused on their success every step of the way. For more information, www.onboardinformatics.com.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $6.2 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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