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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Aug. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Maria Baum, Investor, Bay Street Advisors and Co-Owner of Hamptons restaurant, Tutto Il Giorno, will ring the Opening Bell. Baum is co-chair of the second annual "Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink" fundraising event to be held on Saturday, August 17th to benefit BCRF. Joining her to ring the Opening Bell will be fellow BCRF Hamptons event host committee members and Wall Street women, Stacy Bash-Polley, Partner, Goldman Sachs, Grace Koo, Managing Director, Credit Suisse, and Michele Docharty, Partner, Goldman Sachs.

Where:

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

When:

Thursday, August 15, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contacts:

Grace Koo
(212) 325-0575
Grace.koo@credit-suisse.com

Sabrina Dupré
Chief Communications and Engagement Officer
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
(646) 497-2609
sdupre@bcrfcure.org

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

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About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation:

Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) has raised more than $450 million to advance the most promising breast cancer research worldwide that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. Currently, BCRF grants support more than 197 dedicated researchers at major medical institutions across the globe. With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For the tenth time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator. Additionally, BCRF is the only breast cancer organization rated an "A+" by CharityWatch. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.

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 26 markets including 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-55 microsecond average 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 3,300 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 (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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