MEDIA ADVISORY, June 27, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --
What: David Grieger, Managing Director, Russell Indexes; Kelly Haughton, Strategic Director, Russell Indexes; and Ron Bundy, Director, Russell Indexes; will preside over the closing bell. Russell Investment Group will be hosting the NASDAQ Market Close to commemorate the annual reconstitution of Russell's 24 U.S. stock indexes, including the large-cap Russell 1000(r) Index, the small-cap Russell 2000(r) Index and the broad-market Russell 3000(r) Index, at the end of June. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. EDT Contacts: Bill Ferri Stephanie DiIorio Intermarket Communications Intermarket Communications Phone: (212) 754-5428 Phone: (212) 754-5181 Cell: (917) 686-0329 Cell: (917) 570-8742 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org NASDAQ MarketSite: Stephanie Lowenthal; 646.441.5220
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.
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.
About The Russell Reconstitution:
The Russell U.S. index reconstitution is done on a yearly basis to accurately reflect changes in market segments over time, ensuring that Russell's indexes continue to offer the most accurate and timely picture of the U.S. stock market. The reconstitution process is followed closely by many investors because the Russell indexes currently have $3.8 trillion in assets benchmarked to them and account for an industry-leading 54% of all institutional benchmarks.