The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT), announced it will ring The Opening Bell SM at the New York Stock Exchange on October 8, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. EDT. ADT began trading on the public equity markets on October 1, 2012. ADT is a leader in the electronic security, interactive home and business automation and alarm monitoring services industry in the U.S. and Canada, with 6.4 million customers and nearly 16,000 employees.
To celebrate this milestone in the company’s nearly 140 year history, ADT CEO Naren Gursahaney, Chairman Bruce Gordon, and Chief Financial Officer Kathryn Mikells will be joined on the bell podium by longtime customers Tom and Kathi Guarino of Glen Head, N.Y., accompanied by members of the Nassau County, N.Y. emergency medical services, fire and police departments and ADT front-line employees who sell, install, service and monitor ADT systems every day.
Thanks to ADT’s home monitoring system, the Guarino’s were alerted last year during Hurricane Irene to dangerously high carbon monoxide levels in their home. The alarm prompted ADT’s trained call-center experts to contact local first responders, who raced to the Guarino residence and provided life-saving medical care. The family attributes their rescue to their ADT system, the company’s team of trained specialists and skilled first responders. The Guarino’s also have an ADT system in their family-owned business in Glen Head and have been ADT customers for nearly 20 years.
The bell-ringing not only will celebrate the debut of ADT as a publicly traded company, but also the lifesaving work of its dedicated employees and its longstanding collaboration with first responders across the U.S. “It’s an honor to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange with employees, first responders and customers,” said Gursahaney. “While this day celebrates the culmination of months of hard work and preparation to become a public company, it also recognizes the work we do every day at ADT to help save lives.”