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GE Energy Power Electronics

August 15, 2011 08:53 ET

GE Energy and OSP EXPO Host 'St. Jude Night at the Reds' Fundraiser

GE Energy and OSP EXPO Team Up With Cincinnati Reds for an Evening of Baseball and Finding Cures

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - GE Energy (NYSE: GE) and OSP EXPO today announced that they are teaming up to bring 'St. Jude Night at the Reds' to Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park on September 13, 2011. Together, the companies are hosting a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Attendees of the OSP EXPO in Cincinnati are invited to attend this special night of baseball when the Cincinnati Reds will face the Chicago Cubs.

By purchasing discounted $10 tickets through the OSP EXPO registration website, OSP EXPO attendees can enjoy an evening at the Great American Ball Park to help the children of St. Jude in the fight against cancer. The Great American Ball Park is walking distance from OSP EXPO taking place at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The Reds will face the Chicago Cubs, with a game start time of 7:10 p.m. Ticket holders also are invited to a 6:30 p.m. pre-game special presentation in which St. Jude patients and patient families will be on the field to throw out the first pitch, bring out the game ball and receive special recognition on the main scoreboard.

"It takes a team to achieve victory, and that's why GE Energy is teaming up with OSP EXPO and the Cincinnati Reds to support the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children," says Trent Waterhouse, VP of marketing for GE Energy's Power Electronics business. "St. Jude Night at the Reds will give hope to patients and their families while helping fund the $1.7 million daily operating costs for the hospital's lifesaving work. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay."

GE Energy's Power Electronics business, formerly Lineage Power, has demonstrated passionate support for Memphis-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. GE Energy remains committed to this cause in honor of Sean Witsoe, St. Jude patient and son of Lineage Power President Emeritus Craig Witsoe. In 2009, Lineage Power started the first Dallas "Give thanks. Walk." event and has since helped raise more than $275,000 to support the hospital's research.

For more information about St. Jude Night at the Reds, or to purchase tickets, please visit the OSP EXPO website at http://www.ospmag.com/expo/baseball.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is an advanced technology, services and finance company taking on the world's toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ge.com.

GE also serves the energy sector by providing technology and service solutions that are based on a commitment to quality and innovation. The company continues to invest in new technology solutions and grow through strategic acquisitions to strengthen its local presence and better serve customers around the world. The businesses that comprise GE Energy -- GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas -- work together with more than 90,000 global employees and 2010 revenues of $38 billion, to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; as well as other alternative fuels and new grid modernization technologies to meet 21st century energy needs.

About OSP EXPO

OSP EXPO is owned by Practical Communications Incorporated (PCI), a world class publisher of technology information resources, dedicated to advancing technology businesses with niche magazines and trade shows. OSP EXPO, the industry leader in telecom network education, will bring together OSP professionals from the ILEC, IOC and CLEC communities delivering more than 200 of the latest OSP technologies and 30+ seminars and workshops offering attendees the opportunity to receive continuing education credits from BICSI, ETA-I, and BCSP. The Network Solutions Marketplace, OSP EXPO 2011, will take place September 12-14 in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. For more information, visit www.ospmag.com/expo.

About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, go to www.stjude.org and follow St. Jude on www.facebook.com/stjude and www.twitter.com/stjude.

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