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The Financial Times to Celebrate 125th Anniversary of Founding at the New York Stock Exchange

CEO John Ridding and Editor Lionel Barber to Ring The Closing Bell
For Release: 29 Apr 13
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading providers of essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Tuesday, April 30 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of its founding.
To mark the occasion, Financial Times Group CEO John Ridding and Editor Lionel Barber, along with members of the company's leadership team, will ring The Closing Bell®.
When the Closing Bell rings at 4pm ET, a special anniversary offer for a one-year standard subscription will be available for $125, valid for new US-based subscribers only. The limited time offer will be available at through 1 May.
The Financial Times is owned by Pearson, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'PSO'.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
3.30 pm                Media arrives for bell ringing
4:00 pm                Closing bell rings
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Sara Rich at 212.656.4527 or
Photos/B-roll/Closing Bell Footage:
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420), European Press Agency (917.670.1323) and Insider Images.  B-roll of the NYSE trading floor (starting at 3:55 p.m.) and The Closing Bell (starting at 3:59:45 p.m.) will be available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext), Twitter (@NYSEEuronext)/Hashtag #NYSEBell and YouTube (nysetv1).
About the Financial Times: 
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business news organizations, is recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 600,000 (Deloitte assured, Q1 2013). has over 328,000 paying digital subscribers and the newspaper has a global print circulation of 273,047 (ABCs, March 2013). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving 33% of traffic and 15% of digital subscriptions. FT education products now serve 25 of the world's top 50 business schools.