ADVISORY, June 8, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --
What: Richard Carrion, president and CEO of Popular, Inc., (BPOP); Governor Anibal Acevedo-Vila of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and Madelyn Lugo, chairwoman of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, will preside over the opening bell in recognition of Puerto Rico's emerging presence in today's global economy and in celebration of the 50th National Puerto Rican Day Parade, which will be held on June 10th in New York. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd and Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday, June 11, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. ET Contacts: John McCook Burson-Marsteller On behalf of Popular, Inc. 212.614.4030; mobile - 917.226.8786 firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Hartt Edelman On behalf of Governor Anibal Acevedo-Vila of Puerto Rico 202.631.8848 or 703.927.7374 email@example.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto; 646.441.5220; mobile - 347.219.9539 Jolene.Libretto@NASDAQ.com
The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.
An audio transmission of the opening bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Waterfront fiber 1623 as well.
A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm.
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.
About Popular, Inc. (BPOP):
Banco Popular North America, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading community banks in the U.S. with 144 branches in California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Texas. Its core businesses include retail and commercial banking services, mortgage and consumer lending, and investment services. Banco Popular ranks among the top four Small Business Administration lenders in the country. Banco Popular North America is a subsidiary of Popular, Inc. (Nasdaq:BPOP). For more information about Banco Popular North America, visit the company's Web site at www.bancopopular.com.