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NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN AND THE NASDAQ OMX GROUP CEO TO RING NASDAQ CLOSING BELL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


MEDIA ADVISORY

National Italian American Foundation Chairman and The NASDAQ OMX Group CEO To Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell

Event to Celebrate National Italian American Foundation East Coast Gala


Who:
Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli, chairman of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will preside over the closing bell to celebrate its annual East Coast Gala to be held in Times Square. Joining Dr. Ciongoli at the podium will be Bob Greifeld, CEO of The NASDAQ OMX Group. Greifeld will receive a NIAF Special Achievement Award in Business during the Foundationís East Coast Gala that evening.


They will be joined by Italyís Consul General in New York, Francesco Talo, legendary singer Frankie Valli and this yearís honorees which include, the Kolaj Family of Famous Famiglia; Leonardo LoCasio, founder of Winebow; and Joanne Minieri, president and COO of Forest City Ratner Companies.


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

When: Monday, April 14 at 4:00 p.m. EST

Contacts: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF): Elissa Ruffino 202/939-3106 elissa@niaf.org

NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto 646.441.5220 Jolene.Libretto@NASDAQOMX.com

Feed Information: The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220. Radio Feed: An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Waterfront fiber 1623 as well. Webcast: A live Webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to www.http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF): NIAF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to preserving the heritage and promoting Americans of Italian descent. Visit www.niaf.org

The National Italian American Foundationís (NIAF) annual East Coast Gala is Monday, April 14 in New York City. The gala, which will benefit NIAF scholarship and education programs, will be held at the Marriott New York Marquis in Times Square. The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, a live auction and an awards program.




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