SolarCity to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of Initial Public Offering

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ADVISORY, Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

SolarCity, a national leader in clean energy services, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO), which will occur today, Thursday, December 13, on The NASDAQ Stock Market.

In honor of this occasion, co-founders Lyndon Rive, CEO, and Peter Rive, COO will ring the Opening Bell.

In addition to ringing the Opening Bell, SolarCity will build a "green garden oasis" directly outside the NASDAQ MarketSite in the Times Square. Visitors can receive a gift from SolarCity, find their home on a satellite map and learn how much money they could save on their utility bills by switching to solar energy.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Thursday, December 13, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contacts:
SolarCity:
Jonathan Bass
(650) 284-6987
press@solarcity.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Jen Knapp
(212) 401-8916
Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.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 live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

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About Company [SCTY]:

SolarCity® (Nasdaq:SCTY)—a national leader in clean energy services—provides homeowners, business and government organizations cleaner, more affordable alternatives to their utility bills. The company makes it simple for customers to lock in lower, long-term rates for clean energy by providing everything from permitting and installation to ongoing monitoring and maintenance. Additional information about the company is available on the Web at www.solarcity.com.

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 23 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.99+% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.