Beltone Financial Holds Third Annual Middle East & North Africa Investment Conference

CAIRO and NEW YORK, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- WHO: Beltone Financial, the fastest growing investment bank in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.

WHAT: Press conference to kick off Beltone's Third Annual MENA Conference, to include senior executives and senior officers from 30 MENA-based companies, leading exchanges in the region, as well as the following: Beltone Financial, Aladdin Saba, CEO Egypt, His Excellency Mahmoud Moheidlin, Minister of Investment Qatar Exchange, Andre Went, CEO, Egyptian Exchange, Maged Shawky, Chairman Qatar National Bank (QNB), Ali Emadi, Group CEO GB Auto, Dr. Raouf Ghabbour, CEO Six of October Development and Investment (SODIC), Maher Maksoud, CEO Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC), Khalid Al Ghurair, GM Financial Planning & Budgeting / Head of Investor Relations, First Gulf Bank, Karim Karoui, CFO WHERE: Bloomberg Global Headquarters 731 Lexington Avenue New York, N.Y. (at 58th Street).

WHEN: Monday, May 24th, 9:40 - 10:30 a.m.

(Arrive early to clear security.) Follow-up interviews available following press conference.

WHY: The MENA region, one of the most dynamic emerging markets for investors, boasts one of the world's fastest growing economies. Major economic reform, strong liquidity, conservative banking practices and unprecedented consumer demand - driven by a young population - are positioning the region for strong and sustainable economic growth. Much of the world is weighed down in debt, but the majority of the MENA region countries are not similarly burdened.

Infrastructure spending, high liquidity and private wealth are fueling many investment opportunities across the banking and financial services, consumer, housing, education, healthcare, transport and power sectors.

CONTACT: To register to attend this press conference or if you have any questions, please contact: David Noonan, Burson-Marsteller, 212-614-4348 or Barbara Shear, Burson-Marsteller, 212-614-4963.

Following the morning press event, the MENA Conference will continue at the New York Stock Exchange with investor information sessions, additional press opportunities, and a closing bell ceremony. Additional press opportunities will be available on Tuesday, May 25th at the Four Seasons Hotel for those who cannot attend Monday's events.

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