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Street League Skateboarding to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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

What:
Skateboarding's most prestigious professional competitive series, Street League Skateboarding (SLS), will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on Friday, August 21st in honor of the 2015 Street League Skateboarding Nike SB World Tour descending upon the Prudential Center in Newark this Sunday, August 23. The world's top 25 street skateboarders will lay it on the line for a chance to advance to the official street skateboarding world championship – the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship happening October 4th in Chicago. With the largest prize purse in skateboarding, absolutely nothing will be held back at the coming SLS Nike SB World Tour contest which you can catch on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO this Sunday at 4:30pm ET.

In honor of the occasion, Street League Skateboarding Professional Skateboarder and Nike SB Athlete Sean Malto, will ring the Opening Bell. A Street League Skateboarding Pro since 2010 and Kansas City standout, Sean has had a storied career, in which he consistently ranks in the overall top 5 in League competition. In 2011, Sean reached the ultimate street skateboarding achievement by winning the title of SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Champion.

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

When:
Friday, August 21, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Street League Skateboarding Media Contact:
Molly Magnifico, VP of Marketing
(818) 509-7933
mmagnifico@streetleague.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 Street League Skateboarding:

Street League Skateboarding (SLS) is the first-ever professional league for street skateboarding. SLS features 25 of the world's most exciting skateboarders competing in an easy-to-follow, ISX™ instant scoring format on one-of-a-kind concrete skate plazas around the world, all for the largest prize purse in skateboarding history. Each Season, the elite SLS Pros compete for valuable championship points in hopes to advance to the Top Eight that will compete for title of Champion in the official street skateboarding world championship as sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation, the SLS Super Crown World Championship. Each World Tour stop of the 2015 SLS season will air live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO with a live international webcast on Streetleague.com. For more information, visit www.streetleague.com and follow @streetleague.

About Nike SB

Nike SB is dedicated to serving skateboarders, delivering product innovation and creating new consumer experiences. Since 2001, Nike SB has supported a diverse team of inspirational professional skaters and upcoming amateurs who continue to meet the demands of a constantly evolving sport. With influence in all corners of the world, Nike SB is uniquely suited to bring skateboarding to new audiences and grows the sport globally. Based at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike SB is obsessed with finding new ways to support the skateboarder by championing innovation and individuality. For more information, visit nike.com and follow @NikeSB

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.