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    April 9, 2009

    Contact: Dan Rene of Impact Strategies

    The Links, Incorporated Rings the NASDAQ Bell

    Distinguished Women Celebrate New York Chapter’s 60th Anniversary

    [New York, NY] [April 9, 2009]. At 4:00 PM today, members of The Links, Inc. will ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the organization’s Greater New York Chapter.

    With the greatly expanded interest in the economy and financial news, the ringing of the NASDAQ closing bell is now seen by millions of people.

    “We thank the NASDAQ for providing us the honor of closing the market today,” stated Dr. Gwendolyn Lee, National President of The Links, Inc. “This event presents a fabulous opportunity for us to generate awareness about our programs and the impact that we have here in New York, as well as nationally and globally.”

    The bell ringing ceremony is reserved for important milestones and other celebratory occasions.

    “The Greater New York Chapter was one of the earliest chapters of The Links, Inc. and as such we have a long rich history,” stated Chapter President Minta Spain. Our programs and those of our fellow Chapters have impacted the lives of countless men, women and children all over the world.

    A webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell is available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/200904/market_close_040909.stm

    The Links, Incorporated Rings the NASDAQ Bell

    The Links, Incorporated Rings the NASDAQ Bell

    About The Links, Incorporated

    The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 270 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

    For more information, to schedule an interview with The Links, Inc., or for additional photos, video or audio from the event, please contact Dan Rene at 703-869-1146 or drene@impactstrategiesllc.com

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