November 28, 2005 11:30 ET

LIVE From London, United Kingdom the First-Ever NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Outside the U.S.

NASDAQ Celebrates the Launch of NASDAQ's 16th Investor Program in Association With Morgan Stanley With a Remote Opening Bell

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2005 --


For the first time ever, The NASDAQ Stock Market will open its market remotely from outside the United States of America from the City of London. On Tuesday, December 6th, over 3,000 miles across the Atlantic NASDAQ Executives, along with Morgan Stanley's Head of Equities in Europe, will open the market to kick-off NASDAQ's 16th Investor Conference, which is held in association with Morgan Stanley from December 6-8, 2005.

The Opening Bell ceremony will be simultaneously displayed at the NASDAQ MarketSite from NASDAQ's premier broadcast studio in Times Square.

The Opening Bell is a ceremonial event that represents The NASDAQ Stock Market's virtual market model. As a result, NASDAQ can be opened from any location bringing together investors and market participants from around the world to mark the beginning of the trading day.

NASDAQ has hosted Investor Programs for over 10 years, providing a neutral forum for NASDAQ-listed companies to interact face-to-face with top institutional investors.


Derek Bandeen, Head of Equities in Europe, Morgan Stanley;
David Warren, Chief Financial Officer, The NASDAQ Stock Market;
Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, Corporate Client Group, The Nasdaq
  Stock Market;
Charlotte Crosswell, Head of NASDAQ International;
and approximately 150 European investors investing in US equities at the
  NASDAQ 16th Investor Program in London.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony:

6:20 a.m. P.T./9:20 a.m. E.T./2:20 p.m. G.M.T.
6:35 a.m. P.T./9:35 a.m. E.T./2:35 p.m. G.M.T.
The Ballroom
The Chancery Court Hotel
225 High Holborn
London WC1V 7EN

A live Webcast of the open and closing of the NASDAQ market will be available at:


For NY broadcasters: The opening feed is available in New York on Ascent 1623.

The opening feed will be broadcast from 9:20 E.S.T - 9:35 E.S.T. This feed can be found on IA-5 C-Band Transponder 14. D/L frequency is 3980 horizontal. Audio 6.2-6.

For UK based broadcasters:

Time:  1345-1445 GMT
Satellite:  Eutelsat W2  9MHZ
Txp:  B3  Ch H
Downlink Freq:  11106.5 H
S/Rate:  5.632
FEC:  3/4

Please RSVP by contacting Alexandra Westberg or Candace Carpenter on 020 7554 1400.


Please contact Alexandra Westberg or Candace Carpenter on 020 7554 1400 to arrange 1:1 media interviews.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Sebastian Howell
    Media Relations
    Morgan Stanley
    + 44 (0) 20 7425 5324
    Email Contact

    Media Contact:
    Harriet Benson
    NASDAQ International
    +44 (0) 20 7825 5544
    Email Contact

    Silvia Davi
    +1 646-441-5014
    Email Contact