Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Remotely From "FB" Headquarters in Menlo Park, California
ADVISORY, May 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Facebook will ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell remotely from their headquarters in Menlo Park, California in celebration of their initial public offering (IPO) which will take place today, Friday, May 18, 2012 on The NASDAQ Global Select Market. Facebook will begin trading under the ticker symbol "FB".
In honor of the occasion, Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg will ring the Opening Bell.
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The Live Opening Bell Ceremony will also be Streamed on NASDAQ.com from 9:28 to 9:32 a.m.
A Live Feed of the IPO Cross / Facebook Ticker Symbol on the NASDAQ Studio Wall will be available from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET exclusively for news purposes.
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