NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that trading of SFX Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq:SFXE), the world's largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on the electronic music culture (EMC), commenced on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. SFX Entertainment, Inc. will trade under the ticker symbol, "SFXE."
Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals, nightclubs and digital media. SFX's mission is to enable EMC by providing fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery and digital connectivity with its content and the broader EMC community.
"SFX Entertainment is the premier provider of live events in the global generational movement known as EMC," said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX. "NASDAQ OMX is thrilled to welcome SFX Entertainment to The NASDAQ Stock Market and looks forward to their continued success."NASDAQ OMX has been the exchange of choice for some of the world's largest and most revolutionary companies. By listing with NASDAQ OMX, SFX Entertainment joins leading entertainment companies including Viacom Inc., 21st Century Fox, Inc., DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and Netflix, Inc. About NASDAQ OMX Group : 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 26 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 99.99% 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 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) The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular security or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any security or any representation about the financial condition of any company. Statements regarding NASDAQ-listed companies are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED. NDAQG
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