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CNBC to Host Republican Presidential Debate on the Economy in Colorado in October 2015

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., January 16, 2015—CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced that the network was selected by the Republican National Committee to host the definitive Presidential debate on the economy in the pivotal state of Colorado in October 2015. The CNBC debate will focus on the key issues that matter to all voters—jobs, taxes, the deficit and the health of our national economy.

"We are honored to once again be selected to host this vital conversation. The U.S. economy, jobs and our nation's position in the world has always been and will continue to be, for a majority of voters, at the center of their decision-making process when they cast their vote," said Mark Hoffman, CNBC President. "Our daily mission across all platforms is to elicit direct answers to substantive questions and we are committed to work hard in this debate to do exactly that."

Additional information to be provided in the coming months.

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 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 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 features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC 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/.