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Rebecca Minkoff to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of New York Fashion Week 2015

ADVISORY, Feb. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Rebecca Minkoff, an industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Rebecca Minkoff, Co-Founder and Creative Director and Uri Minkoff, Chief Executive Officer will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, February 20, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Rebecca Minkoff Media Contact:
Autumn Furr
(917) 328-6840
autumn@rebeccaminkoff.com

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 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 Rebecca Minkoff:

An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff's playful and subtly edgy designs can be spotted around the world on young women and celebrities alike.

After developing an affinity for design while in the costume department in high school, Rebecca Minkoff moved to New York City at only 18 years old to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer.

In 2001, Rebecca designed a version of the "I Love New York" t-shirt as part of a five-piece capsule collection, which appeared on The Tonight Show and became an overnight sensation.

In 2005, Rebecca designed her first handbag, which she soon dubbed the "Morning After Bag," a.k.a. the "M.A.B." This iconic bag ignited Rebecca's career as a handbag designer and inspired her "downtown romantic"-themed designs in the years to come. Rebecca's success was further enhanced by the support of her brother and the company's CEO and co-founder, Uri Minkoff, who helped usher in and pioneer the company's industry-leading social media efforts.

After four years of designing statement-making handbags and accessories with her trademark leathers, studs and edgy hardware, Rebecca returned to her roots of apparel design and introduced her first ready-to-wear collection in 2009.

Today, Rebecca Minkoff has developed into a global lifestyle brand with a wide range of accessories, footwear, apparel, handbags and jewelry as well as men's leather goods under the label Ben Minkoff. The brand is distributed in over 900 stores worldwide, and on March 1, 2012, Rebecca opened her first free-standing boutique in Tokyo. In 2011, she won industry recognition when she was awarded the Breakthrough Designer Award from the Accessories Council. Rebecca is an active member of the CFDA and supports multiple philanthropies including Jessica Seinfeld's non-profit, Baby Buggy.

Rebecca is married to actor and director Gavin Bellour and they reside in New York City with their son, Luca.

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 www.nasdaq.com/ambition or www.business.nasdaq.com.

-NDAQA-

Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.