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Business Wire Celebrates its 50th Anniversary
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren E. Buffett and Business Wire CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz to Ring The Opening BellSM
For Release: 28 Sep 11
On Friday, September 30, executives and guests of Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary as a global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
To mark this special occasion Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman Warren E. Buffett and Business Wire CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz will ring the Opening Bell.
To celebrate Business Wire’s 50th Anniversary, employees were provided time off to volunteer for their favorite charities and college students were invited to ponder “What is the Future of Public Relations and Communications?” by submitting three-minute videos that answered the question.  The winner of the video contest, Jenna Marie James, received a trip to New York City to meet Warren Buffett, Chairman of Business Wire’s parent company, Berkshire Hathaway at the NYSE Opening Bell luncheon.
Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services. Common stock of the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading symbols BRK.A and BRK.B.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011 as the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Public relations and investor relations professionals rely on Business Wire for both broad-based and targeted market reach. A recognized disclosure service in the United States, Canada and a dozen European countries, Business Wire handles XBRL tagging, document formatting and regulatory filing into EDGAR, SEDAR and other systems. Business Wire provides online newsroom hosting and integration services as well as search engine optimization, mobile distribution and detailed measurement on every press release. Its patented NX delivery platform provides simultaneous full-text posting of Business Wire content to news systems and websites in virtually any country or language. With 31 bureaus worldwide, Business Wire offers local service and global reach.
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Friday, September 30, 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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