Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Rings Bell to Close New York Stock Exchange
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(Bethesda, Md.) -- In recognition of National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been invited to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange today.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to curing and controlling cystic fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease.

C. Richard Mattingly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will join Donald Wood, president and CEO of Federal Realty Investment Trust, and Joshua Baker of BOWA Builders, Inc. as honored guests of the New York Stock Exchange.

At 4:00 p.m. EDT today, Mattingly and guests will ring the bell signaling the close of the markets.

“We are honored to take part in this tradition and grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis” said Mattingly. “The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation continues to make remarkable advances in the search for a cure for this disease, and public awareness is vitally important -- now more than ever.”

Watch the video as Mattingly and guests rang the bell signaling the close of the markets. (Updated 5/14/09)

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to curing and controlling cystic fibrosis. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation has more than 80 chapters and branch offices throughout the country and supports and accredits a nationwide network of 115 care centers, which provide vital treatments and other CF resources to patients and families.

About Federal Realty 

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, management, and redevelopment of high quality retail assets. Federal Realty is an S&P MidCap 400 company and its shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT.

About BOWA Builders 

Founded in 1988, BOWA Builders, Inc. is a full-service residential construction firm specializing in upscale additions, renovations and custom homes, as well as project planning and feasibility assistance.

Media Contact

Laurie Fink, director of media relations: 301-841-2602lfink@cff.org

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