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Ethisphere to Ring The Opening Bell with Select 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies and Host Ethics Drives Performance Conference at the NYSE
-- Recognizing Ethics’ Role in Creating Corporate Value --
For Release: 23 Sep 11
Interview Opportunities Available
On Wednesday, September 28, executives and guests of select 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  The Ethisphere Institute will ring The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange with select NYSE-listed 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies, recognizing the connection between ethical business practice and increased business performance.
Ethisphere, a leading international think tank dedicated to advancing best practices in corporate ethics, will follow the bell ringing with the Ethics Drives Performance conference, hosted in cooperation with NYSE Euronext, during which leaders from the 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies will share insights and best practices for prioritizing ethics to grow the bottom line.   The complete agenda for the conference can be found at:
NYSE-listed 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies that will ring the bell with Ethisphere include AECOM (NYSE: ACM), Aflac (NYSE: AFL), Ford (NYSE: F), General Electric (GE), International Paper (NYSE: IP), Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL),  Marriott (NYSE: MAR), PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), and (NYSE: CRM).  NYSE Euronext is among the winning companies featured in the Financial Services sector and is the only exchange operator among this year’s list.
About Ethisphere Institute
The research-based Ethisphere® Institute is a leading international think tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally-recognized World’s Most Ethical Companies® ranking, is the quarterly publication of the Institute. Ethisphere provides the only third-party verifications of compliance programs and ethical cultures that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™. The Institute’s premier membership group, the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance™, is a business ethics forum that includes more than 100 leading corporations, universities and institutions that collectively leverage their experience, expertise and innovative ways to address emerging compliance challenges. More information on the Ethisphere Institute, including ranking projects and membership, can be found at

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
9:00 a.m.            Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
9:30 a.m.            The Opening Bell rings
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Annmarie Gioia at 212.656.5437 or
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.) feed is available via Ascent loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
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