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Force Protection, Inc. (FRPT) Chairman to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell



What: Frank Kavanaugh, Chairman of Force Protection, Inc. (FRPT), will preside over the opening bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. ET Contacts: Michael Aldrich 203-912-1350 - mobile; NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto; 646.441.5220; mobile - 347.219.9539

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.


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To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to and click on the market open of your choice.

About Force Protection, Inc. (FRPT):

Force Protection, Inc. manufactures the world's best blast- and ballistic-protected vehicles, which are protected against improvised explosive devices, land mines, and hostile fire, at their facilities outside Charleston, S.C.

The company's signature vehicles -- the Buffalo route clearance and Cougar troop carrier -- have logged more than 1.6 million hours of combat operations and withstood more than 2,000 improvised explosive device and mine attacks since 2003.

Popular with troops who credit the vehicles with saving lives, the Buffalo and Cougar are used by all branches of the U.S. military.

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