From: David K. Waldman
Sent: December 13, 2006
Subject: SR-NASDAQ-2006-040

Please see attached letter sent on behalf of my client Perma-Fix Environmental Services:

Perma-Fix Environmental Services strongly opposes NASDAQ’s listing fee proposal. Freedom of choice amongst publicly-traded companies to select the best distribution and most cost effective solution for dissemination of news is in the best interests of shareholders from both a news flow and economic standpoint.

The exchanges and NASDAQ provide a valuable service and, in our opinion, should remain true to their mission of offering a home for publicly traded companies that offers fairness in trading and liquidity for shares of companies residing there.

Eliminating the ability to choose with regard to such an important process can only serve to cause discontent among many of those companies listed on NASDAQ. As CEOs of publicly-traded companies, we are the driving force behind all aspects of our business, including where and how news gets distributed. The restrictive nature of the proposal goes against the very core of free choice and limits our control over an essential aspect of being a public company.


David K. Waldman
Crescendo Communications, LLC
Direct: (212) 671-1021
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Crescendo Communications, LLC, headquartered in New York City, is an emerging leader within the investor relations industry. The principals of Crescendo have represented hundreds of companies across all market caps and industries. The firm was founded on a strategic and professional approach to investor relations that builds awareness of public companies through tailored outreach programs that target institutional investors, analysts, and the financial media. Our approach is centered around properly educating investors and cultivating trust in order to uphold and protect management's long-term credibility and reputation on Wall Street.