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Nasdaq Welcomes National Vision Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EYE) to the Nasdaq Stock Market

NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Vision Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:EYE), one of the largest and fastest growing optical retail companies in the United States, rang the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square today in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO) on The Nasdaq Stock Market.

National Vision CEO Reade Fahs rings the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell.


The National Vision team celebrates their IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.


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National Vision is a leader in the attractive value segment of the U.S. optical retail industry. National Vision operates a diverse portfolio of over 980 retail stores across five retail brands, including America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores, and Vista Opticals inside Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases. They make quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible to all Americans by providing eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses to cost-conscious and low-income consumers. National Vision delivers exceptional value and convenience to their customers, with an opening price point that strives to be among the lowest in the industry, enabled by their low-cost operating platform.

“Today is an exciting day as National Vision will officially become a public company trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Stock Market,” said Reade Fahs, Chief Executive Officer, National Vision. “Since our founding 27 years ago, National Vision has been helping make eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses more affordable and accessible to cost-conscious and low-income consumers. We look forward to continuing this mission as a public company.”

“National Vision’s focus on the value segment, combined with product assortment, committed employees, and their consultative selling approach allows them to succeed in an industry that has seen consistent growth across economic cycles,” said Adena Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nasdaq. “We’re excited to partner with them as they embark on the next stage of their journey as a public company and join the home of today’s leading consumer companies.”

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