SOURCE: NASDAQ

March 30, 2006 11:26 ET

The First Live NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell From the NASDAQ-100 Open Tournament

NASDAQ and QQQ Celebrate Fifth Year as Title Sponsor of NASDAQ-100 Open With a Remote Opening Bell

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 30, 2006 --


What:

The NASDAQ Stock Market will conduct its first live opening bell ceremony from the tournament to help kick-off finals weekend. This will mark the first time a NASDAQ opening bell event has been televised remotely in the state of Florida.

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.

Who:

NASDAQ Global Funds CEO John Jacobs will lead the festivities at stadium court and will be joined by tournament chair Butch Buchholz, tournament director Adam Barrett, top players, ball boys and tournament volunteers.

When:

Friday, March 31st, 2006

9:20 a.m. E.T - 9:35 a.m. E.T.

Where:

The Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Miami
7300 Crandon Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33149
WEBCAST:

A live Webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on MarketSite Web Cam.

BROADCAST:

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.

About the NASDAQ-100 Open

The 2006 NASDAQ-100 Open will be played March 22-April 2 at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Miami. The 12-day combined event, founded by Butch Buchholz in 1985, is owned by IMG and operated by IMG's Miami office. The NASDAQ-100 Open is one of nine ATP Masters Series events on the ATP calendar, a top-tier event on the Sony Ericsson WTA TOUR calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. In 2005, Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters won their first NASDAQ-100 championship defeating Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova respectively. For ticket information, call (305) 442-3367 or visit the website at http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/.

About The NASDAQ Stock Market

NASDAQ (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With more than 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at http://www.nasdaq.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at http://www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Silvia Davi
    NASDAQ
    646.441.5014

    Stephanie Lowenthal
    NASDAQ
    646.441.5220

    Wayne Lee
    NASDAQ
    301.978.4875

    Justin Edelman
    Edelman PR
    973.960.1275