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Youth, I.N.C. to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Youth, I.N.C., a nonprofit organization that develops enterprising, youth-serving charities to achieve long-term sustainability, and investment bank Canaccord Genuity will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate the success of the seventh annual Trading Day for Kids. On Thursday, October 25, Canaccord Genuity will donate 100 percent of commissions on designated equity trades to Youth, I.N.C. The proceeds will benefit Youth, I.N.C.'s 43 youth-serving partner organizations and thousands of kids across New York City.

In honor of the occasion, Youth, I.N.C. Executive Director and Founder, Stephen Orr, and Canaccord Genuity President, Daniel Daviau, will officially ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET        

Contact:

Irma Gomez-Dib
(212) 850-5761
irma.gomez-dib@FTIconsulting.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp
(212) 401-8916
Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:

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About Youth, I.N.C.:

Through the use of a unique venture philanthropy model that empowers, develops, and educates nonprofit organizations serving young people, Youth, I.N.C. guides grassroots organizations toward long-term sustainability. Since inception, Youth, I.N.C. has raised $42.7 million, empowered 100 nonprofits, and impacted the lives of nearly 600,000 youth. To learn more about Youth, I.N.C. visit: www.youthinc-usa.org.

About Canaccord Genuity:

Canaccord Genuity is the global capital markets division of Canaccord Financial Inc. (TSX:CF) (LSE:CF), offering institutional and corporate clients idea-driven investment banking, merger and acquisition, research, sales and trading services from offices in 11 countries worldwide.  Our team of nearly 1,000 capital markets and advisory professionals have industry and transactional expertise in 18 key sectors of the global economy.  We are committed to providing valued services to our clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their business and operating as a gold standard independent investment bank – expansive in resources and reach, but targeted in industry expertise, market focus and individual client attention.

More information is available at: www.canaccordgenuity.com

Canaccord Genuity Inc. and Canaccord Genuity Securities LLC are registered broker-dealers regulated by the SEC and Member FINRA/SIPC.  Offices in other countries are offices of other companies in the Canaccord group of companies.  See www.canaccordfinancial.com/en/companies for more information.

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 23 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.99+% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

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