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Made In Africa Foundation's Ozwald Boateng To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell With Jay Z, Jamie Foxx And Global Luminaires

ADVISORY, Sept. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Made in Africa Foundation and the African Development Bank will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate the kick-off of the Africa50 Fund. The Africa50 Fund will responsibly invest in infrastructure and is perhaps the Continent's largest and most visible catalyst for substantial transformation to date.

In honor of the occasion, Ozwald Boateng, UK-based fashion designer and co-founder of Made In Africa Foundation, will ring the Opening Bell.

Joining him will be:
  • Kola Aluko, founder of Seven Energy and Atlantic Energy
  • Quintin Primo, CEO and chairman, Capri Capital Partners
  • Christopher Cleverly, CEO and co-founder, Made In Africa Foundation
  • Jamie Foxx, Oscar-winning actor
  • Jay Z, Grammy-winning musician, producer and entrepreneur
  • Tas Anvaripour, head of Infrastructure Finance, African Development Bank
  • Anne Kabagambe—chief of staff, African Development Bank
  • Sam Kutesa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Uganda and President, UN General Assembly

Where:

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

When:

Thursday, September 26, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET     

Contact: Lisa Skolnik IntraLink Global (773) 230-8638 lskolnik@intralinkglobal.com

NASDAQ MarketSite: Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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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 Made In Africa Foundation:

Ozwald Boateng, Kola Aluko and Atlantic Energy founded MIAF in 2007 to support and fund master plans and feasibility studies for transformational, large-scale developments and infrastructure projects across Africa.

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