NASDAQ OMX To Host Commemorative Opening Bell Ceremony In Remembrance Of 9/11

ADVISORY, Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

In remembrance of September 11, 2001, the following organizations will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square for a commemorative ceremony and to officially ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell:
  • Ann VanHine, spokesperson, 9/11 Tribute Center
  • Deputy Chief Anthony De Vita, FDNY
  • Captain Daniel Miraglia, NYPD
  • Amanda Gregory, Tuesday's Children Junior Board Fundraising Event Co-Chair, Tuesday's Children
  • Stephen Dannhauser, Chairman, New York Police & Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund

NASDAQ OMX U.S. markets will observe a moment of silence at 10:29 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) in remembrance of September 11 victims and their families.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET  

Contacts: 9/11 Tribute Center: Jennifer Adams (212) 422-3520 x 111 Jadams@911families.org

Theresa Adams (212) 422-3520 X123 tadams@911families.org

FDNY: Frank Dwyer (718) 999-2056 Frank.Dwyer@fdny.nyc.gov

NYPD: Lieutenant Carlos Bermudez (718) 677-8307 CARLOS.BERMUDEZ@nypd.org

Tuesday's Children: Amanda Story (516) 562-9000 amanda@tuesdayschildren.org

NY Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund: Andrea Kotuk (212) 353-9585 andreapr@andreaandassociates.com

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

Feed Information:

To pick up a live shot of the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower during the moment of silence at 10:29 a.m. ET, please use the feed information below: 

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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 the 9/11 Tribute Center:

9/11 Tribute Center offers visitors to the World Trade Center site a place where they can connect with people from the September 11th community. Through walking tours, exhibits and programs, the 9/11 Tribute Center offers "Person to Person History," linking visitors who want to understand and appreciate these historic events with those who experienced them.

About FDNY:

As first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies, disasters and terrorist acts, FDNY protects the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors. The Department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and education programs. The timely delivery of these services enables the FDNY to make significant contributions to the safety of New York City and homeland security efforts.

About NYPD:

The MISSION of the New York City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our City by working in partnership with the community and in accordance with constitutional rights to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment.

About Tuesday's Children:

Tuesday's Children was founded to foster long term healing in families directly impacted by the events of September 11th. Our mission today is to keep the promise to those families while serving and supporting all families affected by acts of terror worldwide.

About New York Police & Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund:

The New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund provides assistance to the families of New York City Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Port Authority Police and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. Since its inception in 1985 by Daniel J. "Rusty" Staub, the charity has distributed over $126 million to hundreds of families. The Benefit Fund provides immediate and ongoing financial assistance in the form of annual distributions to grieving families after they lose their loved one. In addition, the Benefit Fund provides an ongoing network of support and gatherings for these families to cope and connect after such tragedy. The Benefit Fund currently serves over 600 families, and the goal is to raise enough funds to provide meaningful annual distributions to beneficiaries for the remainder of their lives. Please visit www.answerthecall.org.

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)

-NDAQA-

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