Nortek President and CEO to Ring Bell at NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Tomorrow

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nortek, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTK), a global diversified company with leading brands and innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for residential and commercial applications, today announced that President and CEO Michael J. Clarke will ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in New York City tomorrow, August 7, 2012. The ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET and be broadcast simultaneously on the NASDAQ seven-story tower in Times Square.

Tomorrow's event commemorates Nortek's listing on the NASDAQ exchange, which took place in November 2011, as well as the Company's 45th anniversary. Since its founding in 1967, Nortek has grown to become a major supplier to the global construction and home improvement markets, with more than $2 billion in annual sales. The Company manufactures and sells, primarily in the United States, Canada and Europe, a wide variety of products for the remodeling and replacement markets, the residential and commercial new construction markets, the manufactured housing market, and the personal and enterprise computer markets.

Webcast

A live webcast of tomorrow's NASDAQ Opening Bell ceremony will be available at:
http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos

To obtain a high-resolution photograph of the August 7 Market Open, please go to:
http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm.

About Nortek

Nortek* is a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. The Company's broad array of offerings includes audio/video and security solutions, digital display mounting solutions, ventilation products such as range hoods and bathroom fans, heating and cooling products, and air management systems. For more information about Nortek, visit www.nortekinc.com.

*As used herein, the term "Nortek" refers to Nortek, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.  This term is used for convenience only and is not intended as a precise description of any of the separate corporations, each of which manages its own affairs.

About NASDAQ OMX

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 24 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 99.999% 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 $6.2 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 (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)

Contact:
Edward J. Cooney
Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Nortek, Inc.
401.751.1600
Ed.Cooney@nortekinc.com

SOURCE Nortek, Inc.



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