Frank Del Rio rings—and rings—the NYSE opening bell

Frank Del Rio, front and center, with senior NCLH officials and brand leaders at the NYSE bell-ringing Frank Del Rio, front and center, with senior NCLH officials and brand leaders at the NYSE bell-ringing

Cheers erupted in the New York Stock Exchange Thursday morning as Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, rang the opening bell.

It was no measly ding.

The NCLH chief kept his finger on the bell for a full 14 seconds, the clangs resounding throughout the trading floor.

A beaming Del Rio was joined on the platform by CFO Wendy Beck, board member Russell Galbut (managing principal of Crescent Heights, a real estate development company), Norwegian Cruise Line president and CEO Andy Stuart, Oceania Cruises president and CEO Bob Binder and Regent Seven Seas Cruises president and CEO Jason Montague, among other senior officials.

The bell-ringing celebrates the five-year anniversary of the company's initial public offering and its NYSE listing on Dec. 19, following the transfer of shares from the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

NCLH went public at a price of $19 per share on Jan. 18, 2013.

Following Del Rio's rousing ringing, the stock opened at $55.84 and was trading up.

A clip of the event is here. (The ringing starts at 3:40.)

Posted 11 January 2018

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Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

 

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