LONDON, Dec. 4, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ(r)) (Nasdaq:NDAQ) will host its 18th Investor Program in association with Morgan Stanley in London on December 5-7, 2006. Presentations will be made by the senior management of 49 companies, including 15 NASDAQ-100 Index(r) companies. These presentations will be webcast live at http://investors.nasdaq.com.
Technology companies participating are:
ADTRAN, Inc. (ADTN); Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK); Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS); Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO); FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR); F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV) Golden Telecom, Inc., (GLDN); Google Inc. (GOOG); Hyperion Solutions Corporation (HYSL); JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU) Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR); Logitech International S.A. (LOGI); Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP); MICROS Systems, Inc. (MCRS); Microsoft Corporation (MSFT); Millicom International Cellular S.A. (MICC); Molex Incorporated (MOLX); NDS Group plc. (NNDS); NICE-Systems Limited (NICE); NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA); Redback Networks Inc. (RBAK); SanDisk Corporation (SNDK); Sun Microsystems, Inc. (SUNW); Tessera Technologies, Inc. (TSRA); THQ Inc. (THQI); Websense, Inc. (WBSN); and Zebra Technologies Corporation (ZBRA).
The healthcare companies participating are:
Alkermes, Inc. (ALKS); Arrow International, Inc. (ARRO); ArthroCare Corporation (ARTC); Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD); Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC); Medarex, Inc. (MEDX); Medicines Company (The) (MDCO); Qiagen N.V. (QGEN); Sepracor Inc. (SEPR); Stericycle, Inc. (SRCL); and Varian, Inc. (VARI).
The financial companies participating are:
IPC Holdings, Ltd. (IPCR); Max Re Capital Ltd. (MXRE); The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NDAQ); and Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (SIGI).
The consumer, services, industrials, media and mining companies participating are:
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CETV); Kelly Services, Inc. (KELYA); Royal Gold, Inc. (RGLD); Staples, Inc. (SPLS); Starbucks Corporation (SBUX); Urban Outfitters (URBN); and Washington Group International, Inc. (WGII).
Details of how to access the webcasts live on these dates or afterwards in archived form can be found at the NASDAQ Institutional Investor Center at http://investors.nasdaq.com/.
"This program continues to provide the preferred platform for European Institutional Investors to have in-depth interaction with NASDAQ listed companies from across all industry sectors. This is evidenced through the high caliber of both global NASDAQ listed companies and European Institutional investors that this event continues to attract," said Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President and Head of NASDAQ Corporate Client Group.
"Morgan Stanley is proud to be working with NASDAQ once again in realizing the goal of bringing together the top European investors and some of the most dynamic global companies in the technology, healthcare, financial, industrial and consumer and other sectors," said Derek Bandeen, Head of Morgan Stanley's Institutional Equities Division in Europe. "This event has undoubtedly become the leading U.S. equity conference in Europe and I cannot think of a better opportunity for our institutional investor clients to interact with senior company management teams and formulate their investment plans for 2007."
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