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NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

 NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION


The New York Stock Exchange will celebrate its bicentennial on

Sunday, May 17, 1992 with the following events:
 U.S. Postal Ceremony
 11 - 11:45 a.m.
 Federal Hall
 NYSE "Wall Streetfest" (Rain or Shine)
 Noon - 5 p.m.
 Wall, Broad and Nassau Streets
 (VIP Guests include Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas Brady)
 The details and schedule are as follows:
 U.S. Postal Ceremony
 WHAT: The United States Postal Service is honoring the
 NYSE by dedicating a commemorative stamp during a
 public ceremony.
 WHEN: Sunday, May 17
 11 - 11:45 a.m.
 Doors open to the public at 10 a.m.
 Media must arrive by 10:30 a.m.
 WHERE: Federal Hall Rotunda
 Use 15 Pine Street entrance
 Enter at Pine and Nassau Streets and register at
 Media desk
 Press credentials are required
 HIGHLIGHTS: Anthony Giardano, director of Support Services
 New York Division, USPS, will preside over the
 ceremony, which includes remarks by NYSE Chairman
 William Donaldson and President Richard Grasso.
 The stamp will be dedicated by Norma Pace,
 chairman, U.S. Postal Service board of governors.
 Musical selections will be played by the Fourth
 Marine Aircraft Wing Band, New Orleans, Louisiana.
 NYSE "Wall Streetfest" (Rain or Shine)
 WHAT: Complete with carnival rides, Disney characters
 and a birthday cake laden with 200 candles, the
 NYSE will celebrate on Sunday, May 17, its 200th
 anniversary with a street festival on the very
 grounds of its founding. On May 17, 1792, two
 dozen brokers met in the area which is now Wall
 and Broad Streets to sign the "Buttonwood
 Agreement," the first charter for what is today
 the New York Stock Exchange.
 WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m.
 WHERE: Media Attendance Is by Invitation Only
 Media must enter at Pine and Nassau Streets
 Press credentials are required
 HIGHLIGHTS: Noon -- Kick off. The Streetfest kicks off with a
 musical selection by the Fourth Marine Aircraft
 Wing Band. Meanwhile, children's entertainment,
 including Disney characters, puppets, mimes and
 clowns will be appearing on various stages.
 Strolling entertainers like "Uncle Sam on Stilts,"
 mimes, clowns and balloon scupltors will be
 dispersed among the crowds.
 2 p.m. -- Remarks and Birthday Cake. At 2 p.m.,
 the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps will march up
 Broad Street to the steps of Federal Hall. NYSE
 Chairman William Donaldson and President Richard
 Grasso will make remarks, joined by Secretary of
 the Treasury Nicholas Brady, and other
 dignitaries. All will sing "Happy Birthday" as a
 cake laden with 200 candles is brought out.
 Also present at the ceremony will be officials
 from 25 of the world's stock exchanges and several
 chief executive officers of NYSE member firms and
 listed companies.
 2:30 p.m. -- Interviews. NYSE media relations
 staff will assist in arranging one-on-one
 interviews with NYSE Chairman Donaldson and
 President Grasso, and various foreign stock
 exchange officials.
 2:30 - 5 p.m. Streetfest continues.
 Entertainment on main stages includes bands like
 "The Drifters," "Gary U.S. Bonds," and "The
 Cadillacs." Strolling entertainment includes
 Disney characters, SpiderMan and Bart Simpson.
 Carnival games and children's rides will be
 located throughout the area.
 Sunday Schedule in Summary
 10:30 a.m. Media please arrive at Federal Hall for stamp
 ceremony. Use 15 Pine Street entrance.
 11 - 11:45 a.m. U.S. Postal Service Stamp Ceremony honoring NYSE
 with issuance of a commemorative stamp.
 Noon - 5 p.m. NYSE "Wall Streetfest" (Rain or Shine)
 Use special media entrances at 15 Pine Street
 2 p.m. "Birthday Cake" ceremony led by NYSE Chairman
 William Donaldson and President Richard Grasso.
 Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas Brady will join
 the festivities.
 2:30 p.m. Interviews with William Donaldson and Richard
 Grasso, various officials of the world's stock
 exchanges, and descendants of the original signers
 of the "Buttonwood Agreement."
 CONTACT: Catherine Maroney, 212-656-8685, or Ray Pellecchia, 212-656-2065, both of NYSE.
 -0- 4/15/92


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