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New York Congressional Representative Michael Grimm to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

Friday, May 17, 2013

New York Congressional Representative Michael Grimm to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

07:00 EDT Friday, May 17, 2013

ADVISORY, May 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

New York Congressional Representative, Michael Grimmwill visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Monday, May 20, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET     

Contact:

Carol Danko
(202) 225-3371 / (202) 557-1191 cell
Carol.Danko@mail.house.gov

NASDAQ MarketSite:

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

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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:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Michael Grimm:

Congressman Michael Grimm is a second-term republican congressman from New York City – representing Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn. When he came to Washington in 2011, he already had decades of experience serving our nation.  At the age of 19, Michael left college after his freshman year and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served in the 1st Gulf War.

He returned to college and worked as a clerk for the FBI on the midnight shift. He later left to take a Research Analyst position on Wall Street. During this period, Michael attended Baruch College at night to further his education where he received his BBA in Accountancy with a concentration in Finance.

He later returned to the FBI where he served as a Special Agent assigned to investigate the Gambino Crime Family in the prestigious Organized Crime Branch.  During his service in the FBI, Michael attended New York Law School at night, graduating 9th in his class with high honors. He and was admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut.

While serving in the FBI, Michael began his undercover career by becoming one of the first FBI Agents to successfully infiltrate Wall Street. Posing as a hedge fund manager during Operation Wooden Nickel, arguably one of the most successful White Collar undercover investigations in the history of the FBI, Michael obtained evidence against more than 50 individuals committing frauds spanning the spectrum from stock manipulation and currency scams to money laundering. He later was assigned to investigating corrupt politicians in New Jersey, corrupt police officers in Florida, and various other cases.

After approximately 11 years as a Special Agent and more than 5 years serving as a deep Undercover Agent, Michael decided to leave the FBI to explore new horizons and become an entrepreneur. Michael founded a small health food restaurant in Manhattan and was a principal in a bio-fuel company.

Michael Grimm was elected to Congress in November 2010 and has been named a rising star in the party and a leader among his peers. He actively led efforts to pass the Superstorm Sandy relief bill, which is now helping his district rebuild stronger and better. Grimm currently serves on the House Financial Services Committee.

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