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Jumpstart Board Member Crystal McCrary Anthony to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 23, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --

What: Jumpstart Advisory Board member Crystal McCrary Anthony, noted author, attorney and film producer, will preside over the opening bell to celebrate Jumpstart's Read for the Record Campaign, taking place today in Rockefeller Center and across the country at over 1,250 local reading events. Joined by its national partners, including Starbucks, Pearson, Penguin (USA), and American Eagle, Jumpstart will set the world record for the largest shared reading experience ever. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Thursday August 24th, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. EDT Contacts: Brigit Beyea Executive Director, NY/Mid-Atlantic Region Jumpstart 212.868.2526 ext 13 / 917.374.6422 brigit.beyea@jstart.org www.readfortherecord.orgwww.jstart.org NASDAQ MarketSite: Stephanie Lowenthal; 646.441.5220

Feed Information:

The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA-5 C-band/transponder 14. The downlink frequency is 3980 horizontal; 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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To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Jumpstart:

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that works toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Through extraordinary attention in yearlong one-to-one relationships, Jumpstart inspires children to learn, adults to teach, families to get involved, and communities to progress together. Headquartered in Boston, during the 2006-2007 school year, Jumpstart will engage 3,100 adults as mentors to nearly 12,000 children, operate in 64 communities in 19 states, and serve more than 225 Head Start and other early learning centers across the country. Jumpstart's national sponsors include American Eagle Outfitters, AmeriCorps, Pearson, and Starbucks. Jumpstart is a three-time recipient of the Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Capitalist Award (2004, 2005 and 2006) and the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy's Directors Award. For more information, visit the Jumpstart Web site at www.jstart.org.

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