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Youth, I.N.C. Executive Director and Piper Jaffray President and Chief Operating Officer to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell in Honor of Trading Day for Kids

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ADVISORY, Oct. 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What: Stephen K. Orr, Founder and Executive Director of Youth, I.N.C. and Thomas Schnettler, President and Chief Operating Officer of Piper Jaffray, will preside over the NASDAQ closing bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Contacts: NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto (646) 441-5220 Jolene.Libretto@NASDAQOMX.com

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The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.

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An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

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Webcast:

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About Youth, I.N.C.:

Youth, I.N.C. was founded in 1995 by former Goldman Sachs investment banker Steve Orr, who recognized that many nonprofit organizations struggled to connect with powerful networks and maximize the funding sources needed to fulfill their missions. Youth, I.N.C. improves the lives of America's youth through a unique venture philanthropy model that empowers, develops, and educates nonprofit organizations serving young people. Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, Youth, I.N.C. has empowered 80 nonprofits, enabling them to raise more than $11.5 million for their youth programs and touch the lives of more than 540,000 youth. Youth, I.N.C. has also placed more than 90 corporate professionals with nonprofits as board members, advisors and high-impact volunteers. For more information on Youth, I.N.C., please visit www.youthinc-usa.org.

About Piper Jaffray:

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) is a leading, international middle market investment bank and institutional securities firm, serving the needs of corporations, private equity groups, public entities, nonprofit clients and institutional investors. Founded in 1895, Piper Jaffray provides a comprehensive set of products and services, including equity and debt capital markets products; public finance services; mergers and acquisitions advisory services; high-yield and structured products; institutional equity and fixed-income sales and trading; and equity and high-yield research. Piper Jaffray headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices across the U.S. and in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Piper Jaffray & Co. is the firm's principal operating subsidiary (www.piperjaffray.com) Since 1895. Member SIPC and FINRA.

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 over 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group 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 ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group 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 Group 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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