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Pajama Program to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, May 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:
Pajama Program, a national non-profit organization that provides new pajamas and books to children in need will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its 15th anniversary and achieving ‘One Million Good Nights’ for Kids Nationwide.

In 2013, Pajama Program’s founder, Genevieve Piturro, set out on a mission to raise 1 million pairs of pajamas and 1 million books by the end of 2015. With the help of lead sponsor Carters, book sponsor, Scholastic (Nasdaq:SCHL), and community members and volunteers nationwide, Pajama Program collected more than one million of each and as of today, Pajama Program has provided a total of more than 4 million new pajamas and books to children through 60 chapters across the United States.

In honor of the occasion, Genevieve Piturro, Founder and Executive Director of Pajama Program, will ring the Opening Bell.

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

When:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Pajama Program Media Contact:
Jeanine Pepler
(917) 797-0676
Jeanine@aka-pr.com

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

Feed Information:
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DL 3811 Vertical
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Webcast:
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About Pajama Program
Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. These children live in group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities and are shuffled often from one place to another. Many of them have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a parent tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. Some of the children are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter. These two simple gifts of pajamas and books let the children know that someone cares - sometimes these are the only new things they have ever received. To learn more, visit: www.pajamaprogram.org

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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Source:NASDAQ, Inc.