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Rice to ring NYSE Closing Bell® March 25

CEOs of NYSE-listed companies in Texas and Dallas Federal Reserve Board chairman gather to discuss the future of capital markets

HOUSTON – (March 18, 2010) – Students and faculty at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business will ring the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Closing Bell® at 3 p.m. CDT/ 4 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 25, from the McNair Hall plaza near the bull and bear sculptures that flank the Jones School's main entrance.

The Closing Bell is part of a daylong series of activities at Rice at which CEOs of NYSE corporations will discuss the future of capital markets with up-and-coming business and academic leaders.

The schedule will begin at 9:30 a.m. in McNair Hall's Shell Auditorium when Duncan Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext, and Bill Glick, dean of the Jones School, will meet with students and senior faculty to discuss leadership and ethics in business.

At 11:30 a.m. in Shell Auditorium, CEOs of NYSE corporations in Texas will join Niederauer and Glick for a panel discussion on the economic crisis, regulation, a changing shareholder base and the future of the global economy. Panelists include James Hackett, chairman and CEO of Anadarko Petroleum and chairman of the Dallas Federal Reserve Board of Directors; James Mulva, chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips; Lanham Napier, president and CEO of Rackspace Hosting Inc.; and James Turley, global chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young.

The panel discussion and bell ringing will be streamed live at nyse.com and business.rice.edu. The Closing Bell® (starting at 2:55 p.m. CDT/ 3:55 p.m. EDT) broadcast feeds are available via Ascent loop #4009. Those seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212-656-5483.

To attend any of the events, members of the media should RSVP to Jessica Stark at stark@rice.edu or 713-348-6777. The Jones School is on the Rice University campus, 6100 Main St. For a map, visit http://parking.rice.edu/.

If you are part of the Rice community, and would like to attend, please click here.