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Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) and YouTube, Inc. to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, April 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Google Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOG) and YouTube, Inc. will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to kick-off YouTube's month-long 10th birthday celebrations. Founded in 2005, YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing more than a billion people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.

In honor of the occasion, Robert Kyncl, Google VP of Content and Business Operations for YouTube, will ring the Closing Bell. He will be joined by some of YouTube's top creators, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Dude Perfect who between them have almost 9 million subscribers.

  • Grace Helbig: Hilarious, genuine, humble and caring, this self-proclaimed introvert, is a YouTube superstar, having amassed over 2.1 million subscribers with her authentic voice and irreverent humor. Her devoted fans tune in regularly to watch her channel, It's Grace (85 million views). Grace can now also add NYT bestselling author, star of Camp Takota, and host of the new E! primetime talk show, "The Grace Helbig Show," to her growing list of accolades.
  • Hannah Hart: Hannah's channel grew around the success of her show My Drunk Kitchen, where she cooks and makes puns while buzzed. A philanthropist at heart, Hannah has converted the energy of her global YouTube community of almost 2 million subscribers for good: she started a volunteer effort where fans regularly organize meetups at local food banks around the U.S. and the world.
  • Dude Perfect: Known for their incredible trick shots and "stereotypes" videos, in which they poke fun at common sports stereotypes. These 5 best friends and a panda have racked up impressive views and collaborations with sports celebrities from around the world while channeling their fame for good, working with charities including Charity Water.

Where:

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

When:

Monday, April 27, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

YouTube Media Contact:
Zayna Aston
(212) 565-5444
zayna@google.com

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

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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 YouTube:

YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing more than a billion people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.

About Google Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOG):

Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google's innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.

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 Group

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 approximately $9.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

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