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Winners of 2012 Wharton Business Plan Competition to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, Aug. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Participants in the 2012 Wharton Business Plan Competition, which fosters the entrepreneurial spirit and business literacy of University of Pennsylvania students, helping to promote the creation of new ventures, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Wharton Business Plan Competition.

In honor of the occasion winners of the 2012 Wharton Business Plan Competition, Megan Mitchell, Wharton Entrepreneurship and Eric Heil, RightCare Solutions, will ring the Closing Bell.

Founded in 2011, RightCare Solutions, LLC, is an expert organization specializing in discharge planning and readmission management. Through its proprietary discharge decision support system, D2S2, the company helps hospitals, insurers, and homecare agencies manage the discharge process more effectively in order to help alleviate the costly burden of hospital readmissions to the healthcare system, and improve quality of care for patients.  D2S2 is an evidence-based tool that was developed from many years of academic research by an interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Kathy Bowles, Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bowles is a recognized leading researcher in the field of discharge planning and transitional care.

Where:

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

When:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET  

Contact:

Peter Winicov

Senior Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, The Wharton School

(215) 746-6471

winicov@wharton.upenn.edu

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:

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Photos:

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About the Wharton Business Plan Competition and the Wharton School:

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of 91,000 graduates.

The Wharton Business Plan Competition (WBPC) – http://bpc.wharton.upenn.edu – fosters the entrepreneurial spirit and business literacy of University of Pennsylvania students, helping to promote the creation of new ventures. Founded in 1998, the WBPC is managed by Wharton Entrepreneurship – http://entrepreneurship.wharton.upenn.edu – and a management committee comprised of students from throughout the University of Pennsylvania. Open to all Penn students, the WBPC has annually drawn students from nearly every school in the university. In 2011-2012, more than 235 student teams participated in the WBPC.

During this year-long educational experience, students may participate in three phases that provide milestone-driven deadlines. Students receive feedback from business experts, attend workshops, meet with mentors, and vie for a spot as one of eight finalists in the WBPC Finals in April. At the WBPC Finals teams compete before a panel of venture capitalists and other experts for cash and in-kind prizes to propel the launch of their business. Past winning teams have raised substantial funds through both grants and venture funding, sold their business to successful multi-national corporations, and received industry recognition for their innovations.

About The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation:

The mission of The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation is to promote learning about capital formation, financial markets and entrepreneurship through innovative educational programs. It was established in New York City in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributions from The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

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 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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