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Oracle and NASDAQ Co-Host a Closing Bell Ceremony at This Year's Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco



What: In celebration of Oracle OpenWorld 2006 and Oracle's 20th Listing Anniversary as a public company, Oracle (Nasdaq:ORCL) will ring The NASDAQ Closing Bell ceremony live from San Francisco. Oracle OpenWorld is an annual forum held in San Francisco, California for business and technology leaders. It is the world's largest event dedicated to helping enterprises understand the power of information. The ceremony will be witnessed by the 41,000 attendees at OpenWorld and will be broadcast to television networks around the globe that air NASDAQ's Opening Bell ceremony on a daily basis. It will be simultaneously showcased live on NASDAQ's Times Square Tower, bringing the OpenWorld event from San Francisco to New York. The Closing Bell is a ceremonial event that represents The NASDAQ Stock Market's virtual market model. As a result, NASDAQ can be closed from any location bringing together investors and market participants from around the world to mark the end of the trading day. Who: Larry Ellison, Chief Executive Officer, Oracle Bob Greifeld, President and Chief Executive Officer, The NASDAQ Stock Market Also in attendance will be thousands of attendees including Oracle employees and companies participating in Oracle OpenWorld 2006. When: The NASDAQ Closing Bell ceremony will occur from San Francisco at 12:30 p.m. C.T. (3:30 p.m. E.T.) on October 25th. Wednesday October 25th, 2006 NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony: 3:30 p.m. E.T. to 4:05 p.m. E.T. 12:30 p.m. C.T. to 1:05 p.m. C.T. Where: Moscone Center Keynote Hall D Moscone Center North San Francisco, Calif.


A live Webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:


Broadcast outlets that are interested in obtaining the closing bell can access it via satellite. The ceremony will be made available is available from 12:50 p.m. C.T. to 1:05 p.m. C.T. (3:50 p.m. E.T. to 4:05 p.m. E.T.) 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 wish to attend the Closing Bell at the Moscone Center, please RSVP by contacting Deborah Hellinger at or 1 650-506-5158

Media Contact Oracle: Deborah Hellinger + 1 650-506-5158 Media Contact For NASDAQ: Bethany Sherman NASDAQ Corporate Communications +1 212-401-8714 Silvia Davi NASDAQ Corporate Communications + 1 646-441-5014

About Oracle

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