LONDON, June 19, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ(r)) (Nasdaq:NDAQ) will host its 17th Investor Program in association with Morgan Stanley in London on June 20-21, 2006. Presentations will be made by the senior management of 42 companies, including 14 NASDAQ-100 Index(r) companies. These presentations will be webcast live at http://investors.nasdaq.com.
Technology companies participating are:
Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK), Avocent Corporation (AVCT), Brightpoint, Inc. (CELL), Broadcom Corporation (BRCM), Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BRCD), CDW Corporation (CDWC), CheckFree Corporation (CKFR), Ciena Corporation (CIEN), EarthLink Inc. (ELNK), Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFII), Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ENER), Garmin Ltd. (GRMN), Informatica Corporation (INFA), Lam Research Corporation (LRCX), NDS Group plc. (NNDS), ON Semi Conductor Corporation (ONNN), Symantec Corporation (SYMC), Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS), WebEx Communications, Inc. (WEBX).
The following healthcare companies will participate:
Affymetrix, Inc. (AFFX), Biomet, Inc. (BMET), Biosite Incorporated (BSTE), Celgene Corporation (CELG), Cephalon, Inc. (CEPH), Cytyc Corporation (CYTC), DENTSPLY International Inc. (XRAY), Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL), Hologic, Inc. (HOLX), Sepracor Inc. (SEPR), Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (SIAL), Varian, Inc. (VARI), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX).
The consumer companies participating are:
Directed Electronics, Inc. (DEIX), Liberty Global, Inc. (LBTY), Pool Corporation (POOL), Select Comfort Corporation (SCSS), Ceradyne, Inc. (CRDN), Foster Wheeler Ltd (FWLT).
The following Energy companies will participate:
ATP Oil & Gas Corp. (ATPG), Hydril (HYDL), Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (PTEN), Rosetta Resources Inc. (ROSE).
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 http://investors.nasdaq.com/.
"At Nasdaq we are very proud of the quality and range of the services we offer our listed companies, and our bi-annual investor program in London exemplifies this commitment," said NASDAQ Executive Vice President Bruce Aust. "This unique event is equally popular with the investment and analyst communities in the UK and Europe as it is with our issuers."
"Morgan Stanley is delighted to be working with NASDAQ for the fourth consecutive year in realizing the goal of bringing together the top European investors and some of the most dynamic global companies in the technology, healthcare, energy, industrial and consumer sectors," said Derek Bandeen, Head of Morgan Stanley's European equities division. In this period of challenging market conditions, we believe we can help our institutional investor clients gain better fundamental insights and achieve incremental investment performance through greater interactions with corporate at event such as this."
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