Baidu celebrates 5-year IPO on Nasdaq

14:08, August 06, 2010      

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Nasdaq held a special ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the five-year listing anniversary of Baidu Inc., the largest Chinese company listed on the New York-based stock exchange.

Robin Li, founder, chairman and CEO of Baidu, received the award of Nasdaq Global Distinguished Entrepreneur from Sandy Frucher, vice chairman of NASDAQ OMX Group, at the celebration held in Beijing, China. They then jointly rang the opening bell remotely for Nasdaq.

"Like Baidu every enterprise has a drive to succeed, but very few companies reach the pinnacle of achievement," Bob Greifeld, CEO of Nasdaq OMX Group, said in a video congratulatory message. " Through your persistence, innovation and hard work, Baidu's dream has come true."

"We are honored that Baidu chose to list on Nasdaq five years ago. We are also very proud that Baidu was the first and is currently the only company from China which is included in the very prestigious Nasdaq 100 Index."

The whole ceremony was broadcast live on the Nasdaq MarketSite tower in Times Square of New York.

This "is a ceremonial event that represents Nasdaq's virtual market model," a statement from Nasdaq said. "As a result, Nasdaq can be opened from any location bringing together investors and market participants from around the world to mark the opening of the trading day."

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