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Things We Read to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Dec. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Things We Read, a non-profit organization that enriches the lives of veterans and armed forces service-members through reading, education, and bridging the civil-military divide, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Christopher M. Molaro, Chairman/CEO/Co-Founder, will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Monday, December 29, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Things We Read Contact:
Christopher M. Molaro
(347) 881-6306
chris@thingsweread.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A webcast of the Nasdaq Opening Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or 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 Things We Read:

What is our Mission?

Things We Read provides an intimate look at the bookshelves of the most influential and interesting people of our time. We aim to reinvigorate you, the modern reader, with collections of your favorite people's favorite books. As a dedicated non-profit, our proceeds go towards donating these books to soldiers deployed overseas and communities in need. Things We Read, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit incorporated in the state of New York. www.thingsweread.org

Who is our audience?

We aim to inspire our Veterans, Soldiers and the younger generation, providing them with notable recommendations and making quality reads free and accessible. And of course anyone who is looking for good book recommendations and people who want to help make books available to our Nation's heroes and communities in need through donations.

How did we think of it?

We were sick of shelving half read books. We needed a reason to keep reading. In 2011, two of our founders were serving as platoon leaders in Iraq. While overseas, they began collecting the book recommendations of well-respected leaders in their unit, and began distributing those lists among the soldiers. The soldiers liked the books, and in an effort to further their goal to encourage reading, www.ThingsWeRead.com, was born.

How do we do it?

Our website collects the book recommendations of famous, brilliant, and influential people that readers find interesting. We post these recommendations on the site, and the most popular books are donated to Service Members and communities in need. We believe that making books easily available is a step in the right direction toward making reading more accessible and contemporary.

Why do we do it?

Because nobody likes a bad book.

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (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 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 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market value of over $8.8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaq.com/ambition or www.nasdaqomx.com.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.