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KPMG’s Family for Literacy to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Aug. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

KPMG’s New York Office and KPMG’s Family for Literacy (KFFL), a unique program that draws on the depth of talent and commitment of the entire KPMG family to help eradicate childhood illiteracy in low-income communities, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate a recent milestone – 2.5 million book donations. Through KFFL, KPMG’s people and their spouses, interns, and alumni raise money, visit classrooms, read to children, and personally put new books into the hands of children who need them most. For many, it is the first book they have ever owned.

In honor of the occasion, KFFL’s mascot, Kiffle the Kangaroo will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

KPMG LLC Media Contact:

Bridget C. Carroll
(610) 639-9020
bccarroll@kpmg.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:

Angela Tu
(646) 225-0316
Angela.Tu@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 KPMG LLP:

KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, and the fastest growing Big Four accounting firm in the United States. Our global network of 162,000 professionals serves clients in 155 countries, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations.

KPMG is also widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. For the eighth time in nine years, KPMG was named one of the country’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune magazine, advancing 17 spots on this prestigious annual list to become the highest ranked of any Big Four accounting firm.

Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, diversity and inclusion, and eradicating childhood illiteracy.

According to analyses by industry publications Accounting Today and International Accounting Bulletin, KPMG’s 12% year-over-year revenue growth in fiscal 2014 makes it the fastest growing Big Four firm in the U.S. Each of KPMG’s three primary businesses contributed to the strong growth. Revenue from its Advisory business grew 18% in fiscal 2014, with 7% growth recorded in Audit, and 10% in Tax. Learn more at www.kpmg.com/us.

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 3,600 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.