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Governor of the Central Bank in Latvia to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell


ADVISORY, Sept. 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


The Governor of the Central Bank in Latvia will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET   


Bank of Latvia

Press secretary, Martins Gravitis, ph +371 670 22 349, cell +371 26510385

NASDAQ OMX management representative from Latvia

Indars Ascuks, cell: +371 29119096,

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

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About the Governor of the Central Bank in Latvia, Mr Ilmars Rimsevics:

Mr. Ilmars Rimsevics has been Governor of the Bank of Latvia since December 2001, after holding key central bank posts, including two consecutive terms as deputy governor, for almost a decade. He is a Riga Technical University graduate and holds an MBA degree from Clarkson University, USA.

He was part of the team managing Latvia's monetary policy when the national currency, the lats, was reintroduced in 1993 and is serving his second six-year governorship since November 2007 as this Baltic country gears up for the eventual adoption of the euro.

About the Bank of Latvia

The country's central bank is an independent institution that sets and executes monetary policy, manages the foreign currency and gold reserves, emits cash currency and ensures the functioning of the interbank settlement systems. The Bank of Latvia is a participant in the European System of Central Banks. Supervision of the Bank of Latvia is vested with the Parliament.


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