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Toy Industry Association, Inc. to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Feb. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Toy Industry Association, Inc., the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and bringing toys and youth entertainment products to kids of all ages, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square, to kick off the 112th annual North American International Toy Fair, taking place February 14th -17th at the Javits Center in New York City.

In honor of the occasion, John Gessert, Chairman, Toy Industry Association and President and CEO American Plastic Toys, along with members of the Toy Industry Association Board of Directors will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Thursday, February 12, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

TIA Media Contact:
Adrienne Appell
(646) 520-4863
aappell@toyassociation.org

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Will Briganti
(646) 441-5012
William.Briganti@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 Closing 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 Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About Toy Industry Association, Inc.:

Toy Industry Association™, Inc. (TIA) is the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and bringing toys and youth entertainment products to kids of all ages. TIA's more than 750 members account for approximately 90% of the annual U.S. domestic toy market of $22B.*

TIA has a long history of leadership in toy safety, including responsibility for the development of the first comprehensive toy safety standard. TIA members and staff continue to work with government officials, consumer groups and industry leaders on ongoing programs to ensure safe play.

TIA serves as the industry's advocate on legislative and trade issues; enhances the image and growth of the industry by promoting toy products at its trade shows and events, in the media, and via other means; and fosters philanthropy to children via the Toy Industry Foundation and its Toy Bank.

*Source: The NPD Group

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, 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 $9.1 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit http://nasdaq.com/ambition or http://business.nasdaq.com.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.