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Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City Executive Officer to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

August 11, 2008

ADVISORY, Aug. 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) —

    What:  Richard Franchella, Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York  City's Race for the Kids and Senior Managing Director - Private  Client Group of RBC Wealth Management, will preside over the Closing  Bell to raise awareness for the 4th Annual Race for the Kids, a 5K  Run/Walk in Riverside Park with a 2K Family Fun Run/Walk option for  participants which will take place September 27th, 2008.   Where:  NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio   When:  Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. EDT   Contacts:  Jessica Moreira  212.994.7701  jmoreira@bigsnyc.com   NASDAQ MarketSite:  Robert Madden  646.441.5045  Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com 

Feed Information:

The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

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: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

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

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BigsNYC), the nation’s first mentoring organization, has served the changing needs of New York City’s most at-risk youth since 1904, by developing and nurturing mentoring relationships under the guidance of trained case managers who carefully screen adults who are interested in spending 6-10 hours a month with school-age children, primarily from single-parent families. BigsNYC has also developed programs to help children facing more complex challenges, such as immigrant youth, teen moms and victims of 9/11, and a training center for all of New York City’s community agencies. Through the support of individuals, foundations and corporations, this not-for-profit agency has been able to reach out to the city’s most disadvantaged children matching them with caring mentors, helping them to achieve bright and productive futures. To volunteer: www.BigsNYC.org

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