Grace Institute to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Oct. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Grace Institute, providers of tuition-free workforce development training and job placement for underserved women in New York City, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Shari Krull, Executive Director will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Monday, October 7, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:
Shari Krull
(212) 832-7605
skrull@graceinstitute.org

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

Feed Information:

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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 Grace Institute:

William Russell Grace, an immigrant, shipping magnate, and twice-elected Mayor of New York City, founded Grace Institute as a tuition-free training program for women in 1897. For over 115 years, Grace Institute has provided low-income and unemployed women with the skills they need to successfully enter and remain in the workforce, transforming their earning potential and breaking cycles of poverty for them and their families.

Today, Grace Institute serves 280 unemployed and underserved women a year and 80% are placed in a job within one year. Grace Institute's students are a diverse range of women, ages 18 through 65 who are unemployed and have a high school diploma or GED. The majority of women that enroll at Grace are living at or below the federal poverty line, and 70% are receiving public assistance. Forty percent of Grace students are single mothers and are raising children on an average annual income level of $6,000.

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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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.