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NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta to Ring The Closing Bell® at the NYSE

Who/What:       
On Monday, July 11, NYC & Company (New York City’s tourism, marketing and partnership organization), members of the NYC & Company Restaurant Committee and participants from of the City’s first NYC Restaurant Week in 1992  will visit the New York Stock Exchange to kick off the 20th year of NYC Restaurant Week, which runs from July 11 through July 24.
 
To mark the occasion, NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta, will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.

About NYC Restaurant Week:
NYC Restaurant Week began in 1992 as a one-time program to welcome the National Democratic Convention to town. Since then, the City’s largest gastronomic event has grown from 95 restaurants to more than 320, and has developed to include exclusive dining benefits, sweepstakes, consumer events and products.
 
NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2011—the City’s original culinary celebration and world’s first Restaurant Week—will feature more than 320 restaurants. The two-week event will take place July 11–24, Mondays through Fridays; Saturdays are excluded and Sundays are optional.
 
About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide.
 
When/Where:
Monday, July 11, 2011
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
3:30 p.m.            Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
4:00 p.m.            The Closing Bell rings
 
Contact:
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Annmarie Gioia at 212.656.5437 or agioia@nyx.com. For inquiries about NYC Restaurant Week contact Tiffany Townsend (NYC & Company) at 212.484.1270 or ttownsend@nycgo.com.

Photo/Video:
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420). The Opening Bell (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.
 
Facebook/Twitter/You Tube:
View photos and video of the NYSE bell ringing event -- NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext-Official Site), Twitter (@NYSE_Euronext) and You Tube (nysetv1).
 
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