HPU President, Students to Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 4, 2010 – High Point University will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City’s Times Square on March 8 to ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell.

A group of 18, including several faculty members, administrators and students will be on hand for the memorable event. Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, will ring the bell at 4 p.m.

“This is a learning opportunity for HPU students,” Qubein says. “They will remember this occasion and reflect on it as they pursue their careers in finance and business.”

Video of the bell-ringing will be aired on the NASDAQ MarketSite tower ? one of the largest stationary video screens in the world, standing at seven stories tall. A broadcast will run on the video tower from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and those interested in viewing should visit: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm. A link for the video is at the bottom of the Web page, under the heading “MarketSite Live Web cam.”

For photos and status updates and video of the bell ceremonies, visit the NASDAQ Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653. For news tweets, visit the NASDAQ Twitter page at http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx.

Photos and video will also be available at www.highpoint.edu.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world’s largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook
(http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration



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