Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NFF College Hall of Fame to Announce 2009 Inductees at NASDAQ MarketSite

DALLAS, April 15 , 2009 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ OMX) agreed to sponsor the NFF's announcement of the 2009 inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame from the Football Bowl Subdivision, which will be carried live on ESPNEWS on April 30 at noon, ET. The event will held at NASDAQ MarketSite in the heart of Times Square.

"At NASDAQ OMX, we are constantly looking to strengthen our relationships with leaders in the business world," said Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX. "The National Football Foundation, with its prestigious board of directors and nationwide chapter network, provides us an excellent vehicle for reaching the targeted audience of our nation's business leaders who learned to compete on the playing field and now exhibit that same spirit to win in the business world."

The partnership will provide the NASDAQ OMX presenting sponsorship status at the NFF's April 30 announcement and exposure at several of the NFF's New York City events, including the NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 8 and upcoming events with the NFF Gridiron Club of New York City. In addition to becoming the presenting sponsor of the April 30 luncheon announcement, NASDAQ OMX is supporting the NFF's efforts with GlobeNewswire, one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, and Directors Desk, a fully hosted online board management solution.

"The NASDAQ OMX's facility in Times Square provides a powerful platform for reaching millions of people throughout the world," said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. "And the NASDAQ OMX brand symbolizes excellence and leadership in the business world. We are fortunate to be able to partner with them to leverage their assets to highlight football's unique ability to build leaders through football."