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Microsoft Corporation, (Nasdaq:MSFT) Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Dec. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:
Microsoft Corporation, (Nasdaq:MSFT) Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. Microsoft Band is the first device powered by Microsoft Health that helps achieve wellness goals by tracking heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality. The visit will kick off Nasdaq’s 5th annual “Fit Week” – from January 4th to January 8th, 2016 – featuring companies that help individuals lead healthier lifestyles during bell ceremonies.

In honor of the occasion, Zulfi Alam, General Manager, Personal Devices, Microsoft will ring the Opening Bell.

In addition to ringing the Opening or Closing Bell during "Fit Week", participating companies will be featured on Nasdaq's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages where they will provide customized tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle in 2016.

To find photos from Nasdaq "Fit Week" 2015 and for upcoming photos from "Fit Week" 2016, please visit: http://www.nasdaq.com/marketsite/fitweek1102/fitweek2016.html

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

When:
Monday, January 4, 2016 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Microsoft Corporation Media Contact:
Marisa Lalli
(212) 551-4832
mlalli@we-worldwide.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Emily Pan
(646) 441-5120
emily.pan@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

Social Media:
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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 Microsoft
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Microsoft refers to Microsoft Corp. and its affiliates, including Microsoft Mobile Oy, a subsidiary of Microsoft. Microsoft Mobile Oy develops, manufactures and distributes Lumia and Asha and Nokia X mobile phones and other devices.

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:
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, 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 over $8.8 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaq.com/ambition or www.nasdaqomx.com.

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Source:NASDAQ, Inc.