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"CALL THE CLOSE" AND DRIVE AWAY IN STYLE

Play CNBC’s new interactive game for a chance to win a new 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

Winner to be announced on CNBC

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 1, 2010 - Each day, CNBC viewers compete to test their stock market expertise by playing "Call the Close," (http://calltheclose.cnbc.com/) a popular interactive game on CNBC.com (http://www.cnbc.com/) and on CNBC Mobile (http://mobile.cnbc.com/) in which participants guess where the Dow Jones Industrial Average will close. Starting today, in addition to bragging rights, "Call the Close" participants will have the chance to enter and win a new 2010 Maserati GranTurismo, the ultimate experience in top-down luxury.

To enter the "Call the Close" 2010 Maserati sweepstakes, participants must register online or on a mobile device and submit their guess from 4:30 pm ET until 1:00 pm ET the following day. Contestants can enter once daily through Friday, April 2, 2010. The winner will be selected at random and announced live on CNBC the week of April 4, 2010.

To play the daily "Call the Close" contest, participants can submit their ‘call’ from 4:30 pm ET until 1:00 pm ET the following day. Contestants can utilize CNBC.com’s vast financial resources such as extended after-hour quotes, charts and news for all 30 stocks in the Dow to help make the best prediction and see what's moving the markets. Throughout each game, the leader board is recalculated every five minutes as Dow pricing changes. The daily winner is the one who makes the ‘call’ closest to the .00 decimal. In the event of a tie, winners are determined by whomever comes closest to guessing the S&P 500. Contestants have the ability to track their daily history and gauge their performance against the index.

Registration in both the "Call the Close" game and the Maserati sweepstakes is free and can be accessed at http://calltheclose.cnbc.com. For official sweepstakes rules, click on to http://calltheclose.cnbc.com/rules.html.

ABOUT THE 2010 MASERATI GRANTURISMO CONVERTIBLE:

With the introduction of the all new Maserati GranTurismo Convertible, four adults can travel in an abundance of space and handcrafted luxury, with rear legroom unmatched by any other convertible GT. An open air compliment to the critically acclaimed GranTurismo Coupe, the convertible has been lauded already as inspired achievement that combines fine design, comfort, and pure driving pleasure in the finest Maserati tradition. A 433hp, race-bred V8 engine and six-speed adaptive automatic transmission delivers thoroughbred performance, enhanced by an unmistakably tuned GranTurismo exhaust note. Produced in limited numbers, The Maserati GranTursimo Convertible begins delivery in the spring of 2010 with a base MSRP of $135,800.

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