Patterson Companies, Inc. [PDCO] To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:   Patterson Companies, Inc. [PDCO], a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its 20 th anniversary as a publicly traded company. 

In honor of the occasion, Scott Anderson, Chairman, President & CEO will ring the Opening Bell.

Anderson will be joined by R. Stephen Armstrong, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Ann Gugino, Vice President of Planning and Strategy; Paul Guggenheim, President of Patterson Dental and George L. Henriques, President of Patterson Veterinary.  Several peer-nominated Patterson employees will also be present for the event.

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

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET   

Contact: Ali Petlin (212) 354-9440 APetlin@briggsnyc.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 Patterson Companies, Inc. [PDCO]: Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets. Dental Market As Patterson's largest business, Patterson Dental provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America. Veterinary Market Patterson Veterinary is a leading distributor of consumable veterinary supplies, equipment and software, diagnostic products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals to companion-pet veterinary clinics. Rehabilitation Market Patterson Medical is the world's leading distributor of rehabilitation supplies and non-wheelchair assistive patient products to the physical and occupational therapy markets. The unit's global customer base includes hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and dealers.

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 including 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-55 microsecond average 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 3,300 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 ( http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ ) and Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx ). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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