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NASDAQ Hosts Its 1st Oil and Gas Investor Conference in London in Association With Pritchard Capital Partners LLC


LONDON, Feb. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ(r)) (Nasdaq:NDAQ) will host its first oil and gas investor conference in association with Pritchard Capital Partners in London on March 6th, 2007. Presentations will be made by the senior management of 10 companies. These presentations will be webcast live at

Oil and gas companies participating are:

Atlas America Inc. (ATLS), ATP Oil & Gas Corp. (ATPG), Exploration Co. of Delaware Inc. (TXCO), Gulfport Energy (GPOR), GMXR Resources Inc. (GMXR), Hercules Offshore Inc. (HERO), Methanex Corporation (MEOH), Petroleum Development Corporation (PETD), Rosetta Resources Inc. (ROSE), T-3 Energy Services Inc. (TTES).

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

"NASDAQ is delighted to be providing European institutional investors with the opportunity to interact with some of the most dynamic global companies in the oil and gas industry," said Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President of The Nasdaq Stock Market. "NASDAQ has seen an increasing number of oil and gas listings in the last few years. This is an important and transforming sector and we are committed to ensuring that these companies continue to receive the exposure that they deserve."

Thomas Pritchard, Managing Director and Founder of Pritchard Capital, said, "We are very excited to be hosting this event with NASDAQ. This is a perfect way for investors and issuers alike to convene to share their views on all facets of the oil and natural gas business, as well as their outlook for the coming year. The London venue underscores our commitment to expanding our services to the UK and European Capital Markets."

NASDAQ currently has 65 oil and gas companies with a combined market cap of US$36.8 billion listed on its exchange.


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

About Pritchard Capital Partners

Pritchard Capital Partners is an energy-boutique investment banking firm headquartered in the New Orleans area with offices in Houston, New York, Washington and Atlanta. The firm focuses on institutional sales and trading, research and corporate finance activities relating to all aspects of the energy business.

CONTACT: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Harriet Benson +44 (0) 20 7825 5544 Pritchard Capital +1 800-871-0608 +1 985-809-7000

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