SOURCE: NASDAQ

July 19, 2005 10:30 ET

deCODE genetics, Inc. [DCGN] President, Chairman & CEO to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

Company Celebrates Anniversary

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2005 --


What:

Dr. Kari Stefansson, President, Chairman & CEO of deCODE genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCGN), will preside over the opening bell to celebrate deCODE's 5 year anniversary on NASDAQ. deCODE is a biopharmaceutical company developing of drugs for common using its discoveries in human genetics. deCODE is a global leader in gene discovery -- its population approach and resources have enabled the company to isolate key genes contributing to major public health challenges from cardiovascular disease to cancer, genes that are providing drug targets rooted in the basic biology of disease. The company currently has compounds in clinical development for heart attack, peripheral artery disease and asthma, and is broadening its pipeline through gene and target discovery work in 50 of the most common diseases.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite -- 4 Times Square -- 43rd & Broadway -- Broadcast Studio

When:

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. EDT

Feed Information:

The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA-5 C-band/transponder 14. The downlink frequency is 3980 horizontal; audio: 6.2/6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Edward Farmer
    Head of Communication
    (011354) 863 1923
    Email Contact

    NASDAQ MarketSite:
    Stephanie Lowenthal
    646.441.5220