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Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope Athletes and Executives to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, June 15, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --

What: Wayne Gretzky, Boomer Esiason and Tim Baxter, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics North America will preside over the opening bell in honor of Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope raising $1 million for children and family charities including the Wayne Gretzky Foundation and the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday, June 18, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. ET Contacts: Jose Cardona, Samsung Electronics America Email: j.cardona@sea.samsung.com Phone: 201-229-4118 Cell: 201-927-2869 Robyn Fink, MWW Group Email: rfink@mww.com Phone: 646-215-6881 Cell: 646-206-2808 NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto; 646.441.5220; mobile - 347.219.9539 Jolene.Libretto@NASDAQ.com

Feed Information:

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.

Radio Feed:

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.

Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm.

Photos:

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 Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope:

Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope is about kids. It's about using the power of a brand to give something back to the community, with the goal of improving the quality of life for children and families across the nation who face major challenges.

Samsung is dedicated to meeting the needs of these children and their families through an aggressive partnership with elite athletes, print publications and channel partners.

Now in its sixth year, Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope is an innovative philanthropy program that combines the forces of major national retailers with various community-based foundations and charities headed by some of this country's best-known sports, music and civic personalities. Samsung pledges to raise national awareness and funds for these outstanding charities, and to identify how others can also make a difference in the lives of these children and families.

Those involved include basketball's Earvin "Magic" Johnson, football's Dan Marino and Boomer Esiason, baseball's Joe Torre, golf's Arnold Palmer, hockey great Wayne Gretzky and former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Samsung's retail partners Best Buy, Sears, Circuit City and CompUSA, each develop and execute unique retail programs to raise money and awareness to improve the quality of life for children and their families. To date, Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope program has raised more than $8.5 million for its charities and is highly recognized for its achievements.

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