Call for Nominations Issued for 2013 NACD Directorship 100

Call for Nominations Issued for 2013 NACD Directorship 100

Honorees to Be Recognized as Part of Annual Who's Who in Corporate Governance

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To help advance its mission of
promoting exemplary board leadership, the National Association of Corporate
Directors (NACD) is seeking nominations for the 2013 NACD Directorship 100, an
annual compilation of the most influential leaders in the boardroom and in
corporate governance. This year's honorees will be recognized during a
black-tie gala on Dec. 3 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

Now in its seventh year, the NACD Directorship 100 annually recognizes
directors and governance experts across a range of industries and institutions
who lead through innovation, courage, integrity, and commitment. In addition
to the NACD Directorship 100, NACD also presents three distinct honors: NACD
B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award, NACD Directors of the Year, and
NACD Corporate Governance Hall of Fame.

The selection process begins with an open nomination for candidates. Honorees
are then selected by an NACD editorial advisory committee and the
association's leadership team. To nominate a deserving director or leader,
visit www.NACDonline.org/Directorship100/Nominations.cfm. Nominations close on
May 3.

Last year's NACD Directorship 100 honorees included Andrew J. McKenna Sr.,
chairman, McDonald's; Suzanne Nora Johnson, director, Pfizer; Samuel J.
Palmisano, chairman, IBM; Carolyn Berger, justice, Delaware Supreme Court;
Richard Cordray, director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and Carl C.
Icahn, chairman, Icahn Enterprises.

"The responsibilities of corporate directors grow in complexity and in number
each year, and it's up to capable leaders in the boardroom and governance
community to ensure organizations are performing at high levels through
vigorous oversight," said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD.

To learn more about the 2013 NACD Directorship 100 and nominate or register to
attend, visit: www.NACDonline.org/Directorship100. For a list of 2012
honorees, visit www.NACDonline.org/Directorship100/2012honorees.cfm.

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, please contact Kelly
Dodd atkkdodd@NACDonline.orgor 202-380-1891.

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