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Ambassador of Australia to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, April 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --

What: Ambassador of Australia Dennis Richardson will preside over the opening bell to celebrate his visit to New York City. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday, April 9, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. ET Contacts: Chelsey Martin 202.797.3165; chelsey.martin@dfat.gov.au NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto; 646.441.5220; mobile - 347.219.9539 Jolene.Libretto@NASDAQ.com

Feed Information:

The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the opening bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Waterfront fiber 1623 as well.

Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Ambassador Richardson:

Dennis Richardson was named Australian Ambassador to the United States in June 2005. Prior to his posting in Washington, D.C., he held various positions in the Australian Government, including Director-General of the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (1996-2005), Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (1992-96), and Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Bob Hawke (1990-91). He also served in the then Department of Foreign Affairs from 1969-86, with diplomatic postings in Nairobi, Kenya; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; and Jakarta, Indonesia. Ambassador Richardson earned a B.A. with Honors from Sydney University in 1968 and was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) in 2003.

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