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January 21, 1999
Dan Noonan
(212) 306-1647
Broadcast Contact: Jennifer Osborne
(212) 306-1440


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President Gerald R. Ford Joins NASD Board Rings Amex Opening Bell

New York, NY—The Nasdaq-Amex Market Group today announced that Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States of America, will ring the opening bell on The American Stock Exchange on January 21, 1999. Joining President Ford will be Frank G. Zarb, Chairman and CEO of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., and Richard F. Syron, Chairman and CEO of The American Stock Exchange LLC.

 

President Ford is beginning a one-year term on the Board of Governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD®), the largest securities-industry, self-regulatory organization in the United States. The Amex operates under the management of The Nasdaq-Amex Market GroupSM, a subsidiary of the NASD.

 

Frank G. Zarb commented, "As a new member of the NASD's Board of Governors, President Ford brings to our organization great talent and leadership-which will be especially valuable as we build a better marketplace for global companies and investors. We could not have a better qualified senior statesman to serve on our Board and help guide our future. I'm grateful to him for accepting this responsibility."

 

The Nasdaq-Amex Market GroupSM, which operates The Nasdaq Stock Market® and The American Stock Exchange®, is a subsidiary of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD®), the largest securities-industry, self-regulatory organization in the United States. The union of Nasdaq® and Amex® creates the world’s first financial market that brings together central auction specialist and multiple Market Maker systems.

 



****Photograph will be available from Nasdaq-Amex Media Relations at 212-306-1640

***Video package, bell-ringing, b-roll of Amex trading floor and President Ford

 

Date: January 21, 1999
TeleStar 4: C Band
Audio: 6.2, 6.8
Time: 12:45-1:00 P.M. (EST)
Transponder: 20
Waterfront Line Number: 6208


** Waterfront subscribers may also access the bell-ringing live from 9:20 A.M. EST through 9:40 A.M. EST via Waterfront Line 6208



For more information about The Nasdaq-Amex Market Group, visit The Nasdaq-Amex NewsroomSM at http://www.nasdaq-amexnews.com.