Habitat For Humanity And Special Guests To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Dec. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Habitat for Humanity, a global non-profit housing organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Larry Gluth, SVP, US and Canada region at Atlanta-based Habitat for Humanity International will ring the Opening Bell.Joining on stage will be Eddie Shapiro, CEO, Nest Seekers International and Celebrity Chef Jason Roberts, Star of ABC's The Chew.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET  

Contact:

THE REPRESENTATIVES Darren J. Bettencourt (212) 240-9091 darren@therepsnyc.com

NASDAQ MarketSite: Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916 Jennifer.knapp@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.

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About Habitat for Humanity International:

Habitat for Humanity International is a global non-profit organization that seeks to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

Along the US East coast in response to Superstorm Sandy, Habitat for Humanity is conducting community clean-up and emergency home repairs, building and rehabilitating homes, and offering on-going support through Habitat ReStore resale outlets. Repair, Rebuild, Restore- A Holiday Benefit for Habitat for Humanity hosted by Nest Seekers International to support Superstorm Sandy relief will support the Disaster Response Fund, which helps people affected by Sandy and other disasters. For more information, visit: www.habitat.org/cd/giving/one/donate.aspx?link=476

For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, please visit: www.habitat.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/habitat

Twitter: www.twitter.com/habitat_org

Habitat's blog community: www.habitat.org/blog.

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 23 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 www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter ( www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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