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NASDAQ to Conduct Shipping Industry Press Briefing



What: NASDAQ Senior Vice President of International Services Charlotte Crosswell will be joined by CEOs of U.S.-listed shipping companies to discuss the shipping industry's participation in the public markets. The press will have the opportunity to participate in a Q & A session with heads of participating shipping companies including: James Christodoulou, CFO, OceanFreight (OCNF); George Kassiotis, CEO, Omega Navigation (ONAV); Paul Durham, CFO, Tsakos Energy; (TNP); Stamatis Tsantanis, CFO, Top Tankers (TOPT); Akis Tsirigakis, CEO, Star Maritime (SEA); Ion Varouxakis, CEO, FreeSeas (FREE); Kevin Boyle, Vice President & Treasurer of American Commercial Lines, Inc. (ACLI) Items to be discussed at the briefing include: * Outlook on the shipping industry as companies increasingly access the capital markets; * Experiences of U.S.-listed shipping companies; * NASDAQ's involvement in the shipping industry Press is invited to attend the Marine Money and U.S. NASDAQ-listed shipping companies closing bell ceremony at MarketSite prior to the press briefing. When: Wednesday, June 20th - 3:30 p.m. - Press arrival for closing bell ceremony 4:00 p.m. - NASDAQ closing bell 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Press Briefing Where: NASDAQ MarketSite 4 Times Square (Corner of 43rd and Broadway) *Entrance on Broadway New York, New York 10036 RSVP: Jolene Libretto 646-441-5220

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CONTACT: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Media Contact: Silvia Davi 646-441-5014 Bethany Sherman 212-401-8714

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