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Korea Stock Exchange (KRX) President to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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MEDIA ADVISORY, June 30, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --

What: Jung-hwan Lee, President of Korea Exchange (KRX) will preside over the opening bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday July 3rd 2006 at 9:30 a.m. EDT Contacts: Mr. Ihn-Soo Lee, Deputy Director, Strategy & Planning 82-51-662-2061, islee@krx.co.kr Mr. Jae Hyun Ryoo, Vice President, International Relations 82-51-662-2234, jaehyun@krx.co.kr 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.

Photos:

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 Korea Exchange (KRX):

The Korea Exchange (The KRX) was incepted in May 1956, having made a remarkable growth and emerged as a capital market that attracts the investors from all over the world.

In Jan. 2005, the KRX was incorporated as a sole exchange in Korea via the consolidation of the securities market, the derivatives market and the market for venture companies. Now, the KRX envisions becoming a premier capital market in Northeast Asia by taking advantage of the synergies and competencies gained through the consolidation.

As of June 27, 2006, 1,648 companies were listed on the KRX and the market capitalization reaches to US $651 bil. Also, bonds, futures and options, ETFs, warrants, and so forth are actively traded on the KRX. Especially, KOSPI 200 (Korea Stock Price Index 200) futures and options markets boast of their volume traded, ranking in the top three of the global markets.

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