ADVISORY, June 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
John R. Ettelson, President and CEO of William Blair & Company and other members of the firm's executive committee, along with representatives from 29 management teams will ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell remotely from William Blair & Company's 30th Annual Growth Stock Conference on Wednesday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m. (ET).
The Opening Bell ceremony will be simultaneously displayed on the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower, NASDAQ's iconic digital sign in the heart of Times Square and the NASDAQ Wall within the MarketSite broadcast studio.
The Opening Bell is a ceremonial event that represents NASDAQ's virtual market model. As a result, NASDAQ can be opened from any location, bringing together investors and market participants from around the world to mark the beginning of the trading day.
Among the 29 management teams joining the Wednesday bell-ringing ceremony are Mr. Slark of Molex; Robert W. Musslewhite, chief executive officer of The Advisory Board Company; Thomas Reilly, president and chief executive officer of ArcSight, Inc.; Jerry Deitchle, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of BJ's Restaurants, Inc.; Diane M. Irvine, president and chief executive officer of Blue Nile, Inc.; Syed B. Ali, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Cavium Networks, Inc.; J. Robert Fugate, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cbeyond, Inc.; Paul A. Maleh, president and chief executive officer of Charles River Associates; Edward L. Donnelly, Jr., chief executive officer of DynaVox Inc.; Willard D. Oberton, president and chief executive officer of Fastenal Company; Craig Stoehr, director of IR of FLIR Systems, Inc.; Robin L. Washington, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Marcy Graham, senior director of IR at Genoptix, Inc.; Ben R. Leedle, Jr., chief executive officer of Healthways, Inc.; Charles A. Sorrentino, president and chief executive officer of Houston Wire & Cable Company; Patrick J. Bathrop Sr., president and chief executive officer of Luminex Corporation; Mary Patricia B. Thompson, senior vice president–finance and administration and chief financial officer of MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.; James B. Hawkins, president and chief executive officer of Natus Medical Incorporated; Frederick H. Waddell, chairman and chief executive officer of Northern Trust Corporation; Judy L. Brown, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Perrigo Company; Manuel J. Perez de la Mesa, president and chief executive officer of Pool Corporation; Steven D. Fredrickson, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.; David L. Grange, chief executive officer of PPD, Inc.; Larry D. Richman, president and chief executive officer of PrivateBancorp, Inc.; Stephen B. Hughes, chairman and chief executive officer of Smart Balance, Inc.; Dave Habiger, president and chief executive officer of Sonic Solutions; Anthony F. Crudele, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Tractor Supply Company; John E. Kyees, chief financial officer of Urban Outfitters, Inc.; and Anders Gustafsson, chief executive officer of Zebra Technologies Corporation.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. ET
Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago
The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. ET on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent 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. ET on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.
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About William Blair & Company:
William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is a global investment firm offering investment banking, asset management, equity research, institutional and private brokerage, and private capital to individual, institutional, and issuing clients. Since 1935, we have been committed to helping clients achieve their financial objectives. As an independent, employee-owned firm, our philosophy is to serve our clients' interests first and foremost. We place a high value on the enduring nature of our client relationships, the quality of our products and services, and the continuity and integrity of our people. William Blair & Company is based in Chicago, with office locations including Boston, London, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Zurich. For more information, please visit www.williamblair.com.
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