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Cognizant to Ring NASDAQ Opening Bell Remotely From India

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ADVISORY, March 2, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --

What: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (Nasdaq:CTSH), a leading provider of IT and business process outsourcing services, will ring the NASDAQ opening bell remotely from the Company's Chennai, India techno-complex on March 5th at 9:30 a.m. (EST). In addition, NASDAQ, Cognizant and Rajiv Khanna, President, India-America Chamber of Commerce will co-host a reception from the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square where the live Opening Bell from India will be viewed. The NASDAQ Opening Bell ceremony will be displayed from NASDAQ's seven story Tower and broadcast studio in Times Square. The Opening Bell is a ceremonial event that represents The NASDAQ Stock Market's virtual market model. As a result, NASDAQ can be opened from any location bringing together investors and market participants from around the world to mark the beginning of the trading day. Who: Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman, Cognizant Francisco D'Souza, President and CEO, Cognizant Charlotte Croswell, President of NASDAQ International When: Monday, March 5th, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. ET NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony: 8 p.m. (Indian Standard Time) Where: Viewing from NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadcast Studio Live from Cognizant Techno-complex 5/535, Old Mahabalipuram Road Okkiam Thoraipakkam Chennai 600 097 India Webcast: A live Webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm Broadcast: India The entire NASDAQ Opening Bell ceremony live from India can be made available to all local and regional broadcast outlets from 9:00 a.m. (EST) to 9:45 a.m. (EST) on INSAT 2E/L10 (83 Deg E)/ Downlink frequency 3845 mhz vertical / Symbol rate: 26.043 / Fec 3/4. The feed can also be found on Ascent Media fiber 1623. New York 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. RSVP: Please RSVP by contacting Harriet Benson on +44 77 67 308 359 or at harriet.benson@nasdaq.com or Jolene Libretto on +1 646 441 5220 or at Jolene.libretto@nasdaq.com

CONTACT: NASDAQ Media Contacts Harriet Benson +44 (0) 20 7825 5544 harriet.benson@nasdaq.com Jolene Libretto 1-646-441-5220 Jolene.Libretto@nasdaq.com On behalf of Cognizant Scot Hoffman +1-212-850-5617 Int'l Mobile: +1-646-373-7128 scot.hoffman@fd.com

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