SOURCE: NASDAQ

April 20, 2005 10:30 ET

Digene Corporation [DIGE] Chairman & CEO to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

Company Promotes Cervical Cancer Prevention

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2005 --


What:

Evan Jones, Chairman & CEO of Digene Corporation (NASDAQ: DIGE), and WNBA star, Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks, will preside over the opening bell to promote the company's cervical cancer outreach campaign. The company is partnering with the WNBA to educate women nationwide about the role of HPV testing in preventing cervical cancer, a disease that strikes 10,370 women in the U.S. each year. The campaign kicked off on April 20.

Where:

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

When:

Thursday, April 21st, 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:

    Pam Rasmussen
    VP Corporate Communications
    240.506.0766
    Pamela.Rasmussen@digene.com

    NASDAQ MarketSite:
    Stephanie Lowenthal
    646.441.5220