Russia's Leading Electronic Payments Company QIWI Plc. To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell In Celebration Of Initial Public Offering

ADVISORY, May 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

QIWI plc, Russia's leading provider of next generation payment services, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of their initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market.

In honor of the occasion, Sergey Solonin, CEO will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, May 3, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact: Yakov Barinskiy y.barinskiy@qiwi.ru

NASDAQ MarketSite: Jennifer 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 .

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 QIWI plc:

QIWI is a leading provider of next generation payment services in Russia and the CIS. QIWI has an integrated proprietary network that enables payment services across physical, online and mobile channels. QIWI has deployed over 11 million virtual wallets, over 169,000 kiosks and terminals, and enabled over 40,000 merchants to accept over RUB 39 billion cash and electronic payments monthly from over 65 million consumers using QIWI's network at least once a month. QIWI's consumers can use cash, stored value and other electronic payment methods to order and pay for goods and services across physical or online environments interchangeably. 

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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