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NASDAQ to Honor President Gerald Ford With a Two Minute Moment of Silence


NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) will honor President Gerald Ford with a two minute moment of silence from 11:00 a.m. to 11:02 a.m. E.T. this morning. NASDAQ will request that market participants refrain from trading during this period.

In honor of President Ford, NASDAQ will broadcast a memorial message on the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower in Times Square during this time and throughout the day.

Feed Information:

The NASDAQ Tower message in President Ford's honor can be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact:

Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.


NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, its systems trade more shares per day than any other U.S. market. NASDAQ 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

CONTACT: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Media Contact: Silvia Davi 646-441-5014

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