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United Fire & Casualty Company (UFCS) President and CEO to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell



What: John A. Rife, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Fire & Casualty Company (UFCS) will preside over the opening bell to celebrate its 20 year listing anniversary on the NASDAQ. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday July 17th, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. EDT Contacts: Dianne Lyons Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (319) 399-5723 NASDAQ MarketSite: Stephanie Lowenthal; (646) 441-5220

Feed Information:

The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA-5 C-band/transponder 14. The downlink frequency is 3980 horizontal; 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.


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About United Fire & Casualty Company (UFCS):

United Fire & Casualty Company is a regional insurer that, along with its insurance subsidiaries, offers personal and commercial property and casualty insurance and life insurance. Its products are marketed principally through its regional offices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (company headquarters); Denver, Colorado; and Galveston, Texas. For the thirteenth consecutive year, United Fire & Casualty Company has been named to the Ward's 50, a respected benchmark group of the industry's top-performing insurance companies. For more information about United Fire & Casualty Company and its products and services, visit our website,

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