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CNBC TO BROADCAST A SPECIAL EDITION OF “SQUAWK BOX” LIVE FROM FEDEX GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS IN MEMPHIS, TN, MONDAY, DECEMBER 20TH 6AM-9AM ET

Co-Anchors Joe Kernen and Carl Quintanilla Joined by Special Guest Host Fedex CEO Fred Smith

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., December 16, 2010—On Monday, December 20th—Fedex Express’ busiest day of the year—CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast a special edition of its signature morning program “Squawk Box” (6AM-9AM ET) live from “Hangar 26” at the company’s global headquarters in Memphis, TN.

Co-Anchored by CNBC’s Joe Kernen and Carl Quintanilla with special guest host Fedex CEO Fred Smith, the program will discuss the economy, holiday spending, national security and energy, among other topics. Other guests include: Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein; St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard; Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; New York Times columnist and best-selling author Tom Friedman; Senator Bob Corker; NFL and NASCAR legend Joe Gibbs; and former US Congressman Harold Ford Jr.

"Squawk Box" is the ultimate "pre-market" morning news and talk program. With a unique sense of street smarts and wit, the program mixes business news with an unscripted and fast-paced exchange of banter. Anchored by CNBC's Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla, "Squawk Box" brings Wall Street to Main Street and is a "must see" for everyone from the professional trader to the casual investor.

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