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Santa Claus To Ring Opening Bell At The Philadelphia Stock Exchange On Monday, December 1

Date 26/11/2003

To usher in the holiday season, Santa Claus will ring the opening bell at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange on Monday, December 1. Remarks will begin promptly at 9:20 a.m., 10 minutes before trading begins.

Staff Sergeant Ray Weigand, the Philadelphia Toys For Tots Coordinator for the Philadelphia Marines, and Staff Sergeant Paul Cates will join Santa Claus to mark the beginning of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange's annual toy drive. For more information about the Philadelphia Toys for Tots program, visit www.toysfortotsphila.org.

The appearance of Santa Claus marks the final bell-ringing ceremony in a yearlong series of special monthly opening bell ceremonies.

The media is invited for interviews and photos starting at 9:00 a.m. Photography is permitted on the trading floor.

The Philadelphia Stock Exchange was founded in 1790. The PHLX trades more than 1,500 stocks, nearly 1,000 equity options, 14 sectors index options and currency options. For more information about the PHLX and its products, visit www.phlx.com.