ICR Announces IPO Preparedness Panel at the 15th Annual ICR XChange

  ICR Announces IPO Preparedness Panel at the 15th Annual ICR XChange

Business Wire

NORWALK, Conn. -- December 13, 2012

ICR, one of the largest independent financial communications firms in North
America, today announced it will host an IPO Preparedness panel as the first
in a series of sessions covering current market trends at the 15^th Annual ICR
XChange, taking place January 15-17, 2013 at The Fontainebleau in Miami Beach,
FL. The panel will be held at 12:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 15.

Tom Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of ICR, commented, "We are pleased to bring
together a panel of leading industry experts to shed light on current market
conditions, provide insights on areas companies need to address to best
prepare for an IPO and identify the companies and sectors that are appealing
to the market right now. An IPO is one of the most pivotal moments for a
company. We expect this conversation will hold a great deal of value for
XChange attendees.”

The IPO Preparedness panel will be moderated by ICR’s Joe Teklits, Senior
Managing Director. Panelists will include Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President,
New Listing & Capital Markets, NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ); Joseph Link,
Partner, Ernst & Young; Linda Killian, Founder and Principal, Renaissance
Capital; Thomas J. Pennison Jr., Chief Financial Officer, Del Frisco’s
Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG); Cliff Greenberg, Senior Vice President
and Portfolio Manager, Baron Capital Inc.; and Michael Fox, President of ICR’s
Corporate Communications Group.

The 15^th Annual ICR XChange will include three additional panel discussions
covering shareholder activism, the restaurant industry and the teen consumer
space, with details to be released soon. For updates on the conference and to
view the list of presenting companies, please visit www.icrxchange.com.

The 15^th Annual ICR XChange is pleased to be sponsored by Bank of America
Merrill Lynch; Barclays; Canaccord Genuity; Citi; Cowen and Company; Credit
Suisse; The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; ITG; Janney Montgomery Scott LLC;
Jefferies; J.P. Morgan; KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.; Lazard Frères & Co. LLC;
Nomura; Piper Jaffray & Co; Raymond James; Robert W. Baird & Co.; Stephens
Inc.; Stifel Nicolaus Weisel; Wells Fargo Securities; and William Blair &

About ICR

Established in 1998, ICR is consistently ranked as one of the top independent
financial communications firms in the North America, and in 2011 was ranked as
the 8^th largest independent communications firm overall. ICR specializes in
investor relations, corporate and crisis communications and digital media, and
represents more than 350 public and private companies across more than twenty
different sectors. The firm maintains offices in Norwalk, Conn., New York, Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Beijing.

Learn more at www.icrinc.com.

About ICR XChange

The ICR XChange is a unique platform where public and private company
management teams, institutional investors, sell-side research analysts,
investment bankers, private equity professionals and select media connect with
one another with the goal of understanding consumer trends and public company
prospects as the year begins. The event is one of the largest investment
conferences of the year, featuring presentations by more than 150 public and
private companies, with attendance regularly exceeding 1,500.

For more information please visit www.icrxchange.com.


Alecia Pulman, 203-682-8224
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