SOURCE: NASDAQ

May 03, 2005 10:30 ET

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. [FLWS] CEO and Newly Appointed Miss USA Chelsea Cooley to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2005 --


What:

Jim McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS), and newly appointed Miss USA, Chelsea Cooley, will preside over the NASDAQ opening bell in celebration of "Mother's Day" and in support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).

Mother's Day is 1-800-FLOWERS.COM's biggest holiday of the year. Just last year the company reached record sales, processing over 1 million orders in the week leading up to Mother's Day and over 175,000 orders on its busiest day!

1-800-FLOWERS.COM has a long-standing relationship with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and has helped raise more than $150,000 in support of the cause since the year 2000. As an OCRF spokeswoman, newly appointed Miss USA, Chelsea Cooley, will be joining Jim McCann in opening NASDAQ.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. EDT

Feed Information:

The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA-5 C-band/transponder 14. The downlink frequency is 3980 horizontal; audio: 6.2/6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.

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.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Ken Young
    Director of Communications
    (516) 237-6102
    kyoung@1800flowers.com

    NASDAQ MarketSite:
    Stephanie Lowenthal
    646.441.5220