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Comcast, Colgate-Palmolive and Discover Financial Services Among 59 Companies Joining NACD as Full Board Members



Comcast, Colgate-Palmolive and Discover Financial Services Among 59 Companies
Joining NACD as Full Board Members

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Continuing its mission to
advance the highest standards of board leadership, the National Association of
Corporate Directors (NACD) added 59 diverse companies as NACD Full Board
Members during the second half of 2012.

NACD Full Board Member companies range from Fortune 50 corporations to small-
and mid-cap companies, as well as private companies and nonprofit
organizations. Twelve of these new members are F1000 companies, and several
notable private companies recently became NACD Full Board Members. Joining
NACD are: AARP, ADT Corp., AG Mortgage Investment Trust, American Dehydrated
Foods, Asbury Automotive Group, AXIOM Consulting Partners, B&G Foods, Blucora,
Blue Shield Of California, Bridge Housing Corp., Carrizo Oil & Gas, Cascade
Financial, CCA Global Partners, Cedar Fair Entertainment, Charles & Colvard,
Church Pension Group Services, ClearWay Minnesota, Colgate-Palmolive, Comcast,
Community Health Systems, Crowe Horwath, DecisionPoint Systems, Delta Dental
of Arizona, Diamond Foods, Discover Financial Services, E.W. Scripps,
EarthLink, Fair Isaac and Co., Fossil, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold,
GameStop, Global Power Equipment Group, Grange Mutual Casualty Co., Herff
Jones, Highmark, Hittite Microwave, Horizon Lines, International Institute of
Tropical Agriculture, Jack Cooper Transport, LPL Investment Holdings,
Lululemon Athletica, Medifast, Meetme, Moelis, MRC Global, National Financial
Partners Corp., NTELOS, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, OTC Market Group, Schnitzer
Steel Industries, Sharps Compliance Corp., Signal Mutual, Signature Group
Holdings, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co., The Finish Line, Unilife Medical
Solutions, Unisys, Ventas and WPS Health Insurance.

A larger sample of NACD's Full Board Members companies is available at
www.nacdonline.org/Members.

"By joining NACD, these companies are poised to enhance the skills of their
directors and to prepare the boardroom for future challenges," said Ken Daly,
president and CEO of NACD. "NACD is privileged to serve as these companies'
boardroom stewards."

Through their membership, NACD Full Board Members become part of a diverse
director community and have the opportunity to share and gain proprietary
insights about current and emerging issues and take part in NACD's world-class
director education programs. Additionally, NACD acts as the "voice of the
director," speaking up on behalf of members to regulators and influencers,
such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce, among others, on matters of crucial importance to directors.

To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org. To join, contact Kelly
Dodd at kkdodd@nacdonline.org or 202-380-1891.

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership
organization focused exclusively on advancing exemplary board leadership.
Based on more than 35 years of experience, NACD identifies, interprets, and
provides insights and information that corporate board members rely upon to
make sound strategic decisions, confidently confront complex business
challenges, and enhance shareowner value. With more than 13,000 corporate
director members, NACD provides world-class director education, director
training, and proprietary research about leading boardroom and corporate
governance practices to promote director professionalism and bolster investor
confidence. Furthermore, to create more effective and efficient corporate
boards, NACD provides independent board evaluations and custom-tailored
in-boardroom education and training programs, as well as director-led
conferences, forums, and peer-exchange learning opportunities to share ideas
about current and emerging issues. Fostering collaboration among directors and
governance stakeholders, NACD is shaping the future of board leadership. To
learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org. To join, contact Kelly Dodd
at kkdodd@NACDonline.org or 202-380-1891.

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