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

By Beltone Financial, PRNE
Sunday, May 9, 2010

CAIRO and NEW YORK, May 10, 2010 -

WHO: Beltone Financial, the fastest growing investment bank in the Middle
& 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

    - 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, +1-212-614-4348
or Barbara Shear, Burson-Marsteller, +1-212-614-4963.

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.

David Noonan, +1-212-614-4348, or Barbara Shear, +1-212-614-4963 , both of Burson-Marsteller

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