by Lee Hall
Corporate Communications, Scripps Networks Interactive
03 June 2016
March 15, 2016, marked a new era in the history of Scripps Networks Interactive. After trading for eight years on the venerable New York Stock Exchange, we made the switch to the Nasdaq Stock Market under the same symbol, SNI. Ken Lowe, our chairman, president and CEO, said the decision gives the company better access to the “deepest pool of liquidity in the U.S. market.” Important for a growing organization.

On June 2, 2016, Ken pressed the ceremonial button triggering the opening bell – the signal that the day’s trading had begun. Accompanying him on stage were Andrew Zimmern (“Bizarre Foods” on Travel Channel), Sunny Anderson and Katie Lee (Food Network’s “The Kitchen”), John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino (“Kitchen Cousins” on HGTV) along with dozens of SNI employees there to mark the special day.

The Nasdaq folks put on quite a show including a live video stream of the event, complete with a floor ‘cannon’ that popped out a cloud of blue-and-white confetti and loads of heartfelt enthusiasm. Ken wrapped up the morning with a live interview on financial news channel, CNBC.

While our new “home” on the Nasdaq is an important behind-the-scenes change, it doesn’t change the company’s core mission to bring audiences around the world the most inspiring and entertaining lifestyle content possible. That’s what Scripps Networks Interactive is known for, and that’s what we’ll continue to deliver. 

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