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Nasdaq Welcomes Blue Buffalo to The Nasdaq Stock Market

NEW YORK, July 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of common stock of Blue Buffalo (Nasdaq:BUFF), the leader in wholesome natural pet food, commenced on The Nasdaq Stock Market on July 22, 2015.

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Founded in 2002, Blue Buffalo seeks to provide the healthiest food options for pets. As part of its mission to help find a cure for pet cancer, the company established the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research and the Pet Cancer Awareness Program soon after its founding. The Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research sponsors critical studies of pet cancer, health, treatment and nutrition at top veterinary medical schools across the United States.

“Blue Buffalo is dedicated to providing high-quality, natural food for pets,” said Bob Greifeld, CEO, Nasdaq. “We are thrilled to welcome Blue Buffalo to the Nasdaq family and look forward to supporting the company as it continues to grow.”

By listing on Nasdaq, Blue Buffalo joins many of the world’s largest and most revolutionary companies. Nasdaq is the exchange of choice for 83 percent of consumer companies that have listed on the U.S. markets year-to-date.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.