McLean, Va. (Sept. 27, 2002) -- In a bid to increase its visibility, consulting giant KPMG Consulting Inc. said it would move to the New York Stock Exchange next week.The firm expects to begin trading on the Big Board Oct. 3. To celebrate its NYSE listing, KPMG Consulting chairman and chief executive Rand Blazer will ring the NYSE opening bell that day. The firm's shares have traded under the ticker symbol KCIN on the Nasdaq since the firm went public in February 2001. It will continue to trade on the NASDAQ until its NYSE listing.

In recent months, KPMG Consulting has been broadening its global footprint by acquiring the German, Swiss and Austrian consulting practice of KPMG Consulting AG, and has scooped up Andersen consulting practices and employees in France, Brazil and Peru.

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