--amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole and amfAR Ambassadors Liza Minnelli and Cheyenne Jackson to Ring the NYSE Opening Bell--
*Media Opportunities Available*
On Tuesday, November 30, a day prior to World AIDS Day (WAD), executives and guests of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research—one of the leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research—will visit the New York Stock Exchange to raise awareness for World AIDS Day, December 1. amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, longtime amfAR supporters Liza Minnelli and Cheyenne Jackson, and Project Runway's Mondo Guerra are among the confirmed participants.
As part of the World AIDS Day Light for Rights tribute, lights on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange will be dimmed on Wednesday, December 1, from 6:15-6:20 pm. Additionally, in New York City, there will be a ceremony in Washington Square Park and a dimming of the lights on monuments and buildings around New York City to include all of the Broadway theaters, the Brooklyn Bridge, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, Radio City Music Hall and the Apollo Theater.
Additionally, on December 1 (World AIDS Day), NYSE Euronext is partnering with Product (RED) and with our issuer community to further bring awareness to the day.
NYSE Euronext markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris will also open or close the trading day on November 30 with executives from various world AIDS organizations in recognition of World AIDS Day.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
NYSE Security Checkpoint/corner of Exchange Place & Broad Street
9:00 a.m. Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
9:30 a.m. The NYSE Opening Bell rings
New York Stock Exchange:
Media interested in covering the NYSE bell ringing MUST contact Annmarie Gioia at 212.656.5437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYSE Euronext Amsterdam:
For information on the gong sounding in Amsterdam, please contact Rineke Reitsma at +31 (0)20 550 4110 or email@example.com
NYSE Euronext Brussels:
For information on the bell ringing in Brussels, please contact Anne De Gang at +32 2 509 13 92 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NYSE Euronext Lisbon:
For information on the bell ringing in Lisbon, please contact Sandra Machado at +351 21 790 00 29 or email@example.com
NYSE Euronext Paris:
For information on the bell ringing in Paris, please contact Caroline Tourrier at +33 06 16 56 27 99 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Important note to media entering the NYSE:
The use of wireless equipment/gear/microphones is not permitted inside the NYSE due to interference with NYSE broadcasting frequencies. When necessary, wired mics should be utilized.
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420). The Opening BellSM (starting at 9:25 a.m.) and The Closing Bell® (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feeds are available via Ascent loop #4009. Those seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
A live webcast of The Opening Bell (beginning at 9:29 a.m.) will be available on the homepage of nyse.com.
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $307 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.
About World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognised international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. (http://www.worldaidscampaign.org)