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National Italian American Foundation President to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell



What: Salvatore J. Zizza, president, and Joseph V. Del Raso, Esq. executive vice president, of National Italian American Foundation will preside over the closing bell to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the designation of October as National Italian American Heritage Month and to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Foundation's awards gala weekend. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday, October 9th, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. EDT Contacts: Elissa Ruffino Director of Communications The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 202.939.3106 On the web at NASDAQ MarketSite: Stephanie Lowenthal; 646.441.5220

Feed Information:

The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.


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About The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF):

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is the major advocate in Washington, DC for nearly 25 million Italian Americans, the nation's fifth largest ethnic group.

Its mission is to preserve and protect Italian American heritage and culture. Through its many programs, NIAF helps young Italian Americans with their educations and careers

-- Works closely with Congress and the White House to promote the appointment of Italian Americans in government -- Encourages the teaching of Italian language and culture in U.S. schools -- Monitors the portrayal of Italian Americans by the news and entertainments industries -- Strengthens cultural and economic ties between Italy and the U.S.

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