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National Kidney Foundation to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell to Highlight March as National Kidney Month

Friday, March 22, 2013

National Kidney Foundation to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell to Highlight March as National Kidney Month07:00 EDT Friday, March 22, 2013 ADVISORY, March 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --What: The National Kidney Foundation, the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to highlight March as National Kidney Month. In honor of the occasion, Bill Dessoffy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation Serving Greater New York, will ring the Closing Bell.Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast StudioWhen: Monday, March 25, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET    Contact:Ellie Schlam/Lindsey Kellman (212) 889-2210 ellies@kidney.org / lindsey.kellman@kidney.orgNASDAQ MarketSite:Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916 Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.comFeed 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 QPSKFacebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ.         For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx.Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.About National Kidney Foundation: The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and tens of millions of Americans at risk. For more information, visit www.kidney.orgAbout 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) -NDAQA-