MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 14, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --
What: Max Stone, a Managing Director of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., a member of the D. E. Shaw group, will preside over the closing bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Tuesday August 15th, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. EDT Contacts: D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.: Kari Elassal (212) 478-0874 firstname.lastname@example.org NASDAQ MarketSite: Stephanie Lowenthal (646) 441-5220
The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.
About the D. E. Shaw Group:
The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm. Since its organization in 1988, the firm has earned an international reputation for financial innovation, technological leadership, and the exceptional caliber of its staff. Headquartered in New York, the D. E. Shaw group encompasses a number of closely related entities with over US$20 billion in aggregate capital. The firm's activities range from the deployment of both quantitative and qualitative investment strategies to the development and financing of technology-oriented business ventures.
The D. E. Shaw group has over 800 employees worldwide, including a disproportionate number of the world's leading computer scientists, mathematicians, system architects, and financial engineers.