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Pencils of Promise to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Aug. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Pencils of Promise, a "for-purpose" organization that provides quality educational programming and resources to children in developing areas of the world, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of the upcoming International Literacy Day 2015, occurring on Tuesday, September 8.

In honor of the occasion, Michael Dougherty, CEO, Pencils of Promise will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, August 21, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Pencils of Promise Media Contact:
Meredith Coon
(212) 839-0111
pop@jonesworks.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 Pencils of Promise:

Pencils of Promise ("PoP") is a for-purpose organization founded in 2008 with the goal of increasing access to quality education for children in the developing world. PoP works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide educational opportunities for children, no matter where they are born or what resources they have. To date, PoP has built over 300 schools and provided access to education to more than 30,000 students throughout Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Ghana, establishing itself as a leader amongst the innovative global nonprofits working toward sustainable social change.

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.