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BTIG Charity Day and Happy Hearts Fund to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, May 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:
BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of the 14th annual BTIG Charity Day, an initiative through which BTIG has donated more than US$35 million to hundreds of charitable organizations around the world, many of them focused on children in need.

In honor of the occasion, Peter Tarrant, Managing Director and Head of Business Development at BTIG, will ring the Closing Bell along with Petra Nemcova, Founder of the Happy Hearts Fund, a BTIG Charity Day recipient and an organization dedicated to rebuilding safe, resilient schools and to restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children after natural disasters.

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

When:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

BTIG Media Contact:
Amanda Gold
(212) 738-6134
(617) 905-6881
agold@btig.com

Happy Hearts Fund Media Contact:
Chelsea Burrell
212.488.2602
chelsea@happyheartsfund.org

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

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Webcast:
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About BTIG
BTIG is a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services. With an extensive global footprint and more than 500 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 14 cities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs, fixed income (futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, and convertible and preferred securities). The company’s core capabilities include global sales, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, transition management, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more. Disclaimer: https://www.btig.com/Disclaimer.aspx

About Happy Hearts Fund
Happy Hearts Fund was created by Petra Němcová in response to the devastating impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami that she personally experienced in 2004. Happy Hearts Fund rebuilds safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters. During the gap period after emergency response to a natural disaster is complete and when children are most likely to be forgotten, the fund’s team gets to work. Through the building of new schools, the fund brings hope and empowerment to generations of children and entire communities. With lack of support after first responders leave a community, often children are left without safe schools for four to six years or more. This has a tremendously negative, debilitating and rippling impact on children, the community and future generations. By creating a sustained, stable response throughout a community’s restoration, the members of the community find a sense of hopefulness that is essential to their emotional wellbeing and economic recovery. Today, Happy Hearts Fund serves ten countries including Nepal, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, Peru, Haiti, Chile, Philippines, Colombia and the United States. It has proudly built 130 schools that have served over 50,000 students.

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 3,700 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.3 trillion and nearly 17,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

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