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Microsoft Corporation's [MSFT] Xbox Fitness to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Jan. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Microsoft Corporation's [MSFT] Xbox Fitness, a new online fitness service exclusive to Xbox One that takes the world's most popular fitness videos and makes them interactive, will join NASDAQ as part of the 3rd annual NASDAQ "Fit Week," a week of bell ceremonies featuring companies which help Americans lead healthier lifestyles.

In honor of the occasion, Dave McCarthy, general manager of lifestyle entertainment for Xbox at Microsoft and celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, whose content is featured on the service, will ring the Opening Bell.

Pictures from NASDAQ "Fit Week" will be available shortly following the ceremony at: http://www.nasdaq.com/marketsite/campaigns/fitweek.html

Xbox Fitness b-roll and assets are available at: http://newsinfusion.com/events/XboxFitness

Where:

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

When:

Thursday, January 9, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:
Breanna Wilson
(206) 268-2285
Breana.Wilson@edelman.com

Talia Yates
(212) 819-4848
Talia.Yates@edelman.com

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

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About Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]:

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Xbox:

Xbox is Microsoft's premier entertainment brand for the TV, phone, PC and tablet. In living rooms or on the go, Xbox is home to the best and broadest games, as well as one of the world's largest libraries of movies, TV, music and sports. Your favorite games, TV and entertainment come to life in new ways through the power of Kinect, Xbox SmartGlass and Xbox Live, the world's premier social entertainment network. More information about Xbox can be found online at http://www.xbox.com.

About Xbox Fitness:

Xbox Fitness is an online service that takes the world's best fitness videos and makes them interactive with the power of Xbox One. It features an extensive library of videos from fitness brands, including Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, Beachbody's P90X® (Tony Horton) and INSANITY® (Shaun T), Anchor Bay (a Starz company) and Mossa. As you work out, Kinect reads the distribution of your weight and the explosiveness of your movements, provides an analysis of the areas of the body you are working and tracks your pulse, touch free. Xbox Fitness is free with your Xbox Live Gold membership until January 2015, only on Xbox One. More information about Xbox can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/games/xbox-fitness

About NASDAQ-100 Index®:

The NASDAQ-100 Index, launched in January 1985, is one of the most widely followed benchmarks in the world. The NASDAQ-100 Index is the basis of the PowerShares QQQ Trust (Nasdaq:QQQ) which aims to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond with the NASDAQ-100 Index's performance. In addition, options, futures and structured products based on the NASDAQ-100 Index and the PowerShares QQQ Trust trade on various exchanges.

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 80 marketplaces in 50 countries, and approximately 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $7 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.