The 2013 INVESTKentucky Equity Conference to Showcase Kentucky's Leading
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Executives from a dozen or
more Kentucky public companies will be meeting professional investors and
analysts to discuss corporate performance and future prospects at the fifth
INVESTKentucky Equity Conference, to be held Thursday, June 6, at Churchill
The biennial event will feature presentations from many of Kentucky's largest
public companies, including food service companies Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (8^th
largest based on market capitalization) and Papa John's International, Inc.
(9^th largest). Ashland, Inc., (4^th largest), a specialty chemical company
based in Covington, and Café Press, Louisville, are making their first
appearance at the equity conference.
A total of 12-14 Kentucky-based public companies are expected to
participate.The company lineup is comprised of the banking/finance,
entertainment, e-commerce, healthcare, specialty chemicals, energy delivery
and food service industries.
"As it has done since 2004, INVESTKentucky provides a forum for institutional
investors, fund managers and investment and finance professionals to meet the
leaders of Kentucky's top public companies and learn what makes these
companies tick," said Terry McWilliams, chairman of the conference and
president of Mozaic Investor Relations, Inc.
"For the companies, it represents an ideal opportunity to detail their growth
strategies and reach new investors," McWilliams said.
The conference features formal 35-minute company presentations and separate
meetings with individual analysts and investors. To kick off the event, a
keynote speaker discusses current investment and financial trends relevant to
Kentucky companies and the economy. During the afternoon, attendees enjoy
racing and refreshments from suites high above the track.
Investment professionals who direct or advise pension and mutual funds, equity
stock portfolios, family offices, and institutional investment, along with
analysts who rate or follow Kentucky public companies and their industries,
can attend at no cost. Members of CFA Society of Louisville and the Louisville
chapter of Financial Executives International, and full time investment
professionals can also attend at no charge. Admission, continental breakfast,
lunch, presentation sessions and afternoon activities are underwritten by the
conference presenters and its sponsors.
"As the region's pre-eminent investment firm since 1854, Hilliard Lyons is
pleased to be the lead sponsor in bringing this showcase event to Louisville
and highlighting the public companies based in our state that have a regional,
national and international reach," said Jim Allen, CEO of Hilliard Lyons.
The professional services firms Crowe Horwath LLP and Frost Brown Todd LLC are
INVESTKentucky platinum sponsors.
"Crowe Horwath provides audit, tax, risk, advisory and performance services to
public companies throughout Kentucky, so we certainly understand the
importance of consistent communication between companies and investors," said
Sanford Fleck, a Director for Crowe Horwath's Kentucky practice.
"INVESTKentucky always provides great information that we use to provide our
public company clients with an even better client experience."
"INVESTKentucky has been an excellent platform for our public company clients
to engage the investment community on a more in-depth level. We are pleased to
support the program in Kentucky and surrounding states," said John R. Crockett
III, Chairman, Frost Brown Todd LLC, a law firm serving public and private
companies throughout the region.
The one-day event is also supported by the CFA Society of Louisville and the
Financial Executives International chapter in Louisville, both of which are
organizing sponsors of the event.
The professional groups join other corporate and business professionals on an
INVESTKentucky steering committee overseeing the event's planning and
execution. Gold sponsors are NASDAQ OMX, Hays Companies, RR Donnelley, the
Wall Street Transcript, and educational partner, the University of Louisville
College of Business. Contributing Gold sponsors include media partner Business
First, mergermarket, Ingrid Design, O'Neil Arnold Photography, Vivid Impact
Printing and Wall Street Calendar.
Live webcasts of various conference presentations can be accessed through
The corporate presentation schedule, keynote speakers and other activities
will be announced as the event approaches.
Current List of Participating Companies (all are based in Louisville, unless
otherwise noted.Market capitalization as of March 12.)
Ashland, Inc., Covington, (NYSE:ASH), $6.43 billion.
CaféPress Inc. (Nasdaq:PRSS), $123 million.
Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq:CHDN), $1.12 billion.
Citizens First Bancorp, Bowling Green (Nasdaq:CZFC), $19 million.
Community Trust Bancorp, Inc., Pikeville (Nasdaq:CTBI), $541 million.
Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc., Winchester (Nasdaq:DGAS), $145 million.
HopFed Bancorp, Inc., Hopkinsville (Nasdaq:HFBC), $83 million.
Kindred Healthcare Inc.,(NYSE:KND), $591 million.
Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA),$1.34 billion.
Republic Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:RBCAA), $470 million.
S.Y. Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq:SYBT), $317 million.
Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (Nasdaq:TXRH), $1.34 billion.
For more information:
The INVESTKentucky, LLC logo is available at
Note: The INVESTKentucky name and logo are trademarks of INVESTKentucky, LLC.
Terry McWilliams, Chairman, INVESTKentucky
(Logo also available.)
Analysts and fund managers:
Louis Lemos, CFA Society of Louisville
Stephen Brown, SVP Marketing, Hilliard Lyons
Sanford Fleck, Crowe Horwath LLP
Tiffany Fults, Frost Brown Todd
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