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CNBC to Reveal Final List of CNBC First 25 on Tuesday, April 29th

RANKED LIST OF GLOBAL LEADERS AND THINKERS WHO CHANGED COMMERCE, BUSINESS AND BEHAVIOR IN THE PAST 25 YEARS TO BE UNVEILED DURING CNBC'S BUSINESS DAY PROGRAMMING AND ON CNBC DIGITAL

CNBC'S TYLER MATHISEN TO ANCHOR 7PM ET SPECIAL, "REBELS, ICONS & LEADERS: THE CNBC FIRST 25," HIGHLIGHTING TOP 5 & REFLECTING ON FULL LIST

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., APRIL 14, 2014—Who's in? Who's out? And…who's on top?

CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced its plans to reveal the final, ranked list of CNBC First 25: rebels, icons and leaders, on Tuesday, April 29th throughout CNBC's Business Day programming and on CNBC Digital. CNBC First 25 is a definitive list of people who have had the greatest influence, sparked the biggest changes and created the most disruption in business over the past quarter century.

The on-air coverage on April 29th will culminate with a one-hour special at 7PM ET, "REBELS, ICONS & LEADERS: The CNBC First 25," anchored by CNBC's Tyler Mathisen focusing on the top five and reflecting on the full list.

CNBC.com will unveil, in conjunction with on-air, the complete list of CNBC First 25. The site will feature robust coverage including extensive profiles, in-depth feature stories, slideshows and videos.

CNBC top editors, along with an elite advisory board— Paul E. Steiger, former Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal and Executive Chairman and Founding Editor of ProPublica; Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean at the Yale School of Management and a CNBC contributor and Herminia Ibarra, Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD —determined the final list of CNBC First 25 based on the criteria. In addition, Paul Maidment, Founding Editor of FT.com and former Executive Editor of Forbes, has served as contributing editor on the project.

To track all of the social media coverage around CNBC's 25th anniversary, search #CNBC25 on Twitter, Facebook and more of your favorite social platforms. You can also follow @CNBC25 on Twitter for up-to-the-minute #CNBC25 updates.

About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD , CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 371 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 16 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site athttp://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/cnbc/.

About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 371 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 16 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night is the all new CNBC Prime featuring a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC including "American Greed" and "Crime Inc." and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/cnbc/