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YMCA of Greater New York to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Aug. 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The YMCA of Greater New York will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square. 

In honor of the occasion, Jack Lund President and CEO will ring the Opening Bell. Lund will be joined by a group of teen Counselors-in-Training (CITs) to help bring awareness to the importance of youth employment and work readiness.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET        

Contact:

Ellen Murphy

(212) 630-9699 (office)

917-628-8097 (cell)

emurphy@ymcanyc.org

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C20, downlink frequency 4100 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Knapp at (212) 401-8916.

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Webcast:

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

http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx or http://social.nasdaqomx.com.

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 YMCA of Greater New York:

The YMCA of Greater New York is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves New York City's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In scores of neighborhoods across the five boroughs and its camp upstate, the Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower more than 400,000 New Yorkers to learn, grow and thrive. Visit ymcanyc.org.

The Economic Policy Institute puts the national teen unemployment rate at 24.5 percent. In New York, the problem is even more dramatic, with 32.1 percent of teens presently unemployed. In this time of economic uncertainty, the Y continues to be one of the City's leaders in youth employment. The YMCA of Greater New York currently employs more than 1,800 youth staff between the ages of 14 and 24, working mostly in citywide camps and after school programs. But more than just offering jobs, the Y provides an entryway to youth worker training, putting our kids on the path to becoming tomorrow's teachers and social workers, doctors and lawyers.

About NASDAQ OMX:

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 http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). 

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