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NYSE Euronext Celebrates 89th Annual NYSE Christmas Tree Lighting on December 4
Ivanka Trump with Glad Products Company, ConAgra Foods, featured musical entertainers and FOX 5 NY Meteorologist Nick Gregory, ring in the holiday with the NYSE Closing Bell

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For Release: 30 Nov 12
WHAT:
NYSE Euronext will celebrate the holiday season with the 89th lighting of the NYSE Christmas Tree. The annual NYSE tradition will extend throughout Broad Street between Wall Street and Exchange Place beginning at 12 p.m. and will include hot cocoa, cookies and live musical entertainment. Santa will make an appearance at 5 p.m. followed by the illumination of the NYSE Christmas Tree at 5:15 p.m.  

To mark this festive occasion, Ivanka Trump with representatives from The Glad Products Company, representatives from ConAgra Foods, featured musical entertainers performing at the NYSE tree lighting ceremony and FOX 5 NY meteorologist Nick Gregory will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.

WHEN/WHERE:
Tuesday, December 4, 2012/NYSE Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place & Broad Street
12:00-5:00 p.m.                 Swiss Miss hot cocoa with Reddi-wip served outside the NYSE
2:00-6:00 p.m.                   Ivanka Trump/GLAD/Cookies for Kids’ Cancer distribute cookies outside NYSE
3:00-6:00 p.m.                   Live performances beneath NYSE façade
3:30 p.m.                           Press arrival for Closing Bell
4:00 p.m.                           NYSE Closing Bell
5:00 p.m.                           Appearance by Santa
5:15 p.m.                           89th NYSE Christmas Tree is illuminated
6:00 p.m.                           Tree lighting ceremony concludes           

CONTACT:
Media interested in covering the performances/Closing Bell/tree lighting MUST contact Judy Shaw at 212.656.4290 or jshaw@nyx.com.

WHO:
ConAgra Foods
Courtesy of ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG), Swiss Miss hot cocoa topped with Reddi-wip will be offered to passersby from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Ivanka Trump and The Glad Products Company – Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
Ivanka Trump and The Glad Products Company, a subsidiary of The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX), will distribute thousands of cookies created by award-winning chef and head judge of Bravo’s “Top Chef Just Desserts,” Johnny Iuzzini from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  For every cookie exchanged this holiday season, GLAD will make a donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit that raises funds for pediatric research through cookie sales.

FOX 5 NY Meteorologist Nick Gregory
Meteorologist Nick Gregory joined Fox 5 in December 1986 and brings viewers the weather on Fox 5 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

Live performance by Alexandra & The Starlight Band
Rock and soul artist Alexandra & The Starlight Band featuresvocalist and entertainer Alexandra Starlight.

Live performance by Amerika DeLuna
AMERIKA’s first single, “Work The Middle,” appeared on the soundtrack of Walt Disney’s dance flick Step Up 3D.

Live performance by Andy Allo
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Allo, collaborated with Prince on her current project Superconductor and recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Live performance by Belinda Munro
Belinda Munro is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress, and motivational speaker who has graced many stages across the world singing with Disney and various national and international artists. She is also an Apollo Theater winner.  Ms. Munro will also serve as emcee for the tree lighting festivities.

Live performance by Blake Whyte
Singer/songwriterBlake Whyte is currently making his living on the Broadway stage in the hit show “Mamma Mia!”. 

Live performance by Elle Winter
Hollywood's emerging young vocalist, Elle Winter is a 13 year old pop singer, songwriter and recording artist, currently starring in this season's competition series, Radio Disney's "N.B.T."

Live performance by Gordon Chambers
Gordon Chambers is a Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter who has penned hit songs for some of R&B’s most iconic legends such as Anita Baker, Beyonce, Usher, Brownstone, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Patti Labelle, and The Isley Brothers.

Live performance by Gabriel Johnson
Critically acclaimed trumpeter Gabriel Johnson recently performed with Placido Domingo on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Live performance by Gotham Rock Choir
Gotham Rock Choir is New York City’s first choir devoted exclusively to the performance of Pop, Rock and Soul music.

Live performance by PS22 Chorus
The PS22 chorus was founded in 2000 by the school's music teacher, Gregg Breinberg. In 2009 New York magazine called it "the best-known elementary-school chorus on the planet." PS22 Chorus has performed at the White House, Academy Awards as well as many other notable venues.

Live performance by Rock Star Madness Band
The Rock Star Madness Band featuresHannah Montana star Shanica Knowles. The band’s initiative, “Project Pride,” and their current single, “Proud,” inspires children to be positive.

Live performance by Rosie’s Theater Kids
Rosie’s Theater Kids is an arts education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts.

PHOTOS:
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420).

FACEBOOK/TWITTER/YOUTUBE:
Connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext), twitter (@NYSEEuronext) and YouTube (nysetv1).  Follow the NYSE Christmas Tree @NYXmasTree.

NYSE CHRISTMAS TREE ON TWITTER:
This year’s NYSE Christmas Tree is all about unlocking the world’s potential through Social Media!  Follow Spruce Evergreen on Twitter @NYXmasTree for the latest news leading up to his December 4th debut and the days following.

ABOUT THE NYSE CHRISTMAS TREE:
This year’s tree, a 45’ high, 35’wide Norway Spruce, hails from Newburgh, N.Y.  Situated in front of the NYSE façade, the tree is adorned with 3,500 white LED lights, 1,000 multi-colored balls with the NYSE Euronext logo and a 6’ star on top, all supported on an 8’ x 10’ base fashioned as a gold box. 

The NYSE Euronext holiday tree has been Downtown New York tradition since 1923 and is one of the most visited attractions during the holidays.

NYSE EURONEXT EMPLOYEES AND THE HOLIDAY SEASON
This holiday season NYSE Euronext employees are volunteering 10,000 hours of service to charitable organizations as part of its NYX Shares program.