Sprouts Farmers Market [SFM] To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell In Celebration Of Initial Public Offering

ADVISORY, Aug. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Sprouts Farmers Market [SFM], a specialty retailer of fresh, natural and organic food, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square tomorrow in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO), which occurred today, August 1, on The NASDAQ Stock Market.

In honor of the occasion, Doug Sanders, President & Chief Executive Officer will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, August 2, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact: Susannah Livingston (602) 682-1584 susannahlivingston@sprouts.com

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

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Facebook and Twitter:

For multimedia features such as photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ . You can also find exclusive content at http://www.facebook.com/SproutsFarmersMarket .       

For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx . You can also follow Sprouts at http://twitter.com/sproutsfm .

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 Sprouts Farmers Market event.

About Sprouts Farmers Market [SFM]:

Sprouts Farmers Market is a specialty retailer of fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. We offer a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items catering to consumers' growing interest in health and wellness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts Farmers Market employs more than 13,000 team members and operates more than 160 stores in eight states.

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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