MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 9, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --
What: The following of the Greater Dallas Chamber Index (DTEC) will preside over the closing bell. Affiliated Computer Services Inc. - Larry Hale, CIO Baker Botts - Chris Kennerly, Partner CB Richard Ellis - Joe Wallace, Senior Managing Director CB Richard Ellis - Anthony Bolner, Senior Vice President CB Richard Ellis - Myra Smith, Managing Director Cingular Wireless - LeAnn Priebe, President Greater Dallas Chamber - Sharon Venable, VP, International & Technology Greater Dallas Chamber - Meredith Dowling, Senior Director Technology Greater Dallas Chamber - Jo Trizila, Senior Director Media Relations i2 Technologies Inc. - Michael McGrath, President and CEO i2 Technologies Inc. - Thomas Ward, Director Investor Relations Maplewood Investment Advisors, Inc. - Ken Brown, Partner Microtune Inc. Perot Systems Corporation - Mike McClasky, CIO Retalix LTD - Daniel Moshaioff, CFO Stanford Group Company - Michael Guptan, Managing Director Technisource Consulting Services - Michael Winwood, President Technisource Solutions Group - Jon Piot, President Texas Instruments Inc. - George Consolver, Director, TI Strategy Process Wyndham Jade - Brian Walsh, COO Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Thursday August 10th, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. EDT Contacts: Jo Trizila, Greater Dallas Chamber CELL: 214-232-0078 Jtrizila@dallaschamber.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.
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About Greater Dallas Chamber Index (DTEC):
The Greater Dallas Chamber, in collaboration with The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), launched a new one-of-a-kind regional technology and life sciences index on January 12, 2006, the NASDAQ/Greater Dallas Chamber Index ("the Index"). This index tracks the performance of publicly held technology and life sciences companies in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).
The DFW region commands one-third of all tech activity in Texas. A total of 41 companies totaling approximately $325 billion in market capitalization will be included in the Index. The purpose of the index is to highlight the strength of the technology and life sciences sector in the DFW region and to provide increased visibility for DFW based businesses.
This Index measures the health and growth of the DFW region's localized technology economy by tracking the leading public technology and life sciences companies driving this growth, as determined by the Greater Dallas Chamber's definition and eligibility. This impressive array of U.S. and foreign companies represents all four core technology areas: high tech manufacturing, information activities, professional and technical services, and bio/life sciences.
NASDAQ assigned the ticker symbol (DTEC) to identify The Index. The ticker went live today on the NASDAQ website (www.nasdaq.com) and on the TBC website (www.dallastbc.org) and will remain. It will be updated every 15 seconds.
Companies eligible for this initial index include: Public companies listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market, New York Stock Exchange or American Stock Exchange with U.S. headquarters located within the 12 county DFW metropolitan area that are classified in the technology industries as defined by either the American Electronics Association or BIO (using NAICS or SIC codes) and have intellectual property (IP) as a core asset as declared in their 2005 SEC 10k statements.
Subsidiaries of foreign-owned companies with their primary U.S. location in DFW and meeting all other requirements are also eligible. Subsidiaries of U.S. companies, however, were excluded.
Although the list is generally stable, companies can be added or delisted as circumstances change or new information emerges (for example, a company may be removed from or added to one of the three identified stock markets).
At this time, Over the Counter Bulletin Board companies are not included. Quarterly snapshots will be taken from the public, private and OTCBB companies that contribute to the health of DFW's technology and life sciences economy.