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NASDAQ and The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to Host First Ever Joint Investor Program in New York


ADVISORY, Sept. 6, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --

What: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ(r)) (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange will host its first ever joint Investor Program in New York on September 14th 2006. Following the Investor Program, The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and participating Israeli companies will preside over the closing bell to celebrate this first ever joint Investor Program in New York. Who: Investor Conference: Key note speaker at the conference is Prof. Stanley Fischer, Governor of the bank of Israel. Presentations will be made by the senior management of 10 companies from Israel, including 4 Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) listed companies, 2 NASDAQ listed companies and 4 dual listed companies on the two exchanges. Companies participating are: Bank Hapoalim (TASE:POLI) Bank Leumi Le Israel (TASE:LUMI) DELEK Group Ltd. (TASE:DLEKG) ECI Telecom Ltd. (Nasdaq:ECIL) Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq:ESLT) Israel Chemicals Ltd. (TASE:CHIM) NICE-Systems Limited (Nasdaq:NICE) Partner Communications Company Ltd. (Nasdaq:PTNR) Saifun Semiconductors Ltd. (Nasdaq:SFUN) Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (Nasdaq:TEVA) NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony: Immediately Following the Investor conference Ester Levanon, CEO of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange will ring the closing bell along with Prof. Stanley Fischer, the Governor of the Bank of Israel, Saul Bronfeld, TASE Chairman of the Board and the senior management of participating Israeli companies. When: Investor Program: 08:00 - 15:15 NASDAQ Closing Bell: Thursday September 14th, 2006 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. EDT Where: Investor Program: Reuters Conference Suite 3 Times Square New York NASDAQ Closing Bell NASDAQ MarketSite 4 Times Square (corner of 43rd and Broadway) New York, NY 10036


These presentations will be webcast live at, and at

Details of how to access the web casts live on these dates or afterwards in archived form can be found at the NASDAQ Institutional Investor Center at

Feed Information:

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.


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


If you wish to attend the conference and or the closing bell, please RSVP to Ann Sullivan, The NASDAQ Stock Market, / Tel: +1 212 401 8949


NASDAQ(r) is the largest electronic screen-based equity securities market in the United States. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at or the NASDAQ Newsroom at

About Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Founded in 1953, The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange operates at the heart of the Israeli economy. Combining the advantages of a sophisticated market with the opportunities of an emerging one, the TASE has a vast range of exciting possibilities to offer the global investment community. Regulated by the Israel Securities Authority, the TASE provides a highly advanced platform for trading in shares, bonds, treasury bills and derivatives, along with the full range of market services. The TASE also offers clearing and data vending services and the calculation of indices. For more information about the TASE, visit our web site at

CONTACT: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Media Contact: Harriet Benson +44 (0) 20 7825 5544 Silvia Davi (646) 441-5014 TASE Eliana Fishler +972-54-434-2020

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