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CNBC TO RETURN AS OFFICIAL BROADCAST PARTNER FOR INTERNATIONAL CTIA WIRELESS 2012®

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 3, 2012 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will serve as the “Official Broadcast Partner” at the upcoming International CTIA WIRELESS 2012® trade show and conference. Taking place May 8-10, 2012 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, the network is returning for the third straight year and will broadcast live from the exhibition floor on the first two days of the conference, covering all of the breaking news and speaking exclusively with the hottest companies in the space.

On Tuesday, May 8, Jim Cramer and David Faber will co-anchor Squawk on the Street at 9 am ET. Cramer will also host a special edition of Mad Money w/Jim Cramer (6 & 11 pm ET) later that day. In addition, Cramer will serve as moderator for CTIA’s Keynote Carrier Roundtable - “Beyond LTE – Carrier Innovations” featuring Ralph de la Vega, President & CEO, AT&T Mobility; Dan Hesse, Chief Executive Officer, Sprint Nextel Corporation; Philipp Humm, CEO & President, T-Mobile USA; and Dan Mead, President & CEO, Verizon Wireless. CNBC.com will be live streaming the discussion at ctia.cnbc.com.

On Wednesday, May 9, CNBC Technology Correspondent Jon Fortt will provide updates on the latest products and trends coming out of CTIA for CNBC, CNBC Europe, CNBC Asia and on CNBC.com. Fortt will also serve as host at the CTIA Emerging Technology Awards ceremony which takes place that day and honors the most innovative wireless products and services in the areas of consumer, enterprise and network technology.

CNBC will also launch the exclusive “CNBC Social Conversation Index: Mobile Edition” powered by Collective Intellectas part of its CTIA Wireless coverage. The “CNBC Social Conversation Index” uniquely tracks social conversations about all things mobile including carriers, handsets (including Apple and Android products), apps (music, photos, games), commerce and more. After the Convention, the “CNBC Social Conversation Index: Mobile Edition” will become a regular part of CNBC’s multiplatform coverage of the wireless industry.

CNBC will broadcast from a multi-faceted, interactive broadcast center. Located at booth 5835, CNBC will be highlighting the wide variety of CNBC Digital products including CNBC’s Real-Time iPad & iPhone Apps; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service to provide real-time global market data and live access to CNBC programming; CNBC Mobile Web and CNBC’s Real-Time Android Phone App.

Follow CNBC on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter (hashtag - #CTIAW12) for news updates from network reporters on the ground.

CNBC Contacts:

Jennifer Dauble

201-735-4721

Jennifer.Dauble@nbcuni.com

Amy C Reid

201-735-4740

Amy.Zelvin@nbcuni.com

CTIA Contacts:

Amy Storey

CTIA-The Wireless Association

202-736-3207

astorey@ctia.org

Traci Hoch

Waggener Edstrom for CTIA Shows

631-942-7549

thoch@waggeneredstrom.com

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 providing real-time data, analysis and information to more than 390 million homes worldwide. The network's 16 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC.com and CNBC Mobile Web (mobile.cnbc.com) offer real-time stock quotes, charts, analysis and on-demand video.

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/