NIRI San Diego Presents Shareholder Activisim and Social/Networking Event on March 25

 NIRI San Diego Presents Shareholder Activisim and Social/Networking Event on                                    March 25  Panel Discussion Will Explore Strategies for Responding to Investor Activism  PR Newswire  SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2014  SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The San Diego Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) will host a panel discussion on strategies for responding to shareholder activism.  The discussion will be held on Tuesday, March 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a social networking hour. (See details below).  Panelists are:    oMark Foletta, Board member of Ambit BioSciences, AMN Healthcare & Regulus     Therapeutics; & former Senior VP, Finance & CFO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals     during the Carl Icahn era.   oMark Harnett, President of Proxy Solicitation & Corporate Governance -     MacKenzie Partners   oDaniel Kerstein, Managing Director & Head - Barclays Strategic Finance     Group/Defense Team   oAndrew Siegel, Partner - Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, Strategic     Communications & Shareholder Activism Advisor  The discussion will tackle proven strategies, guidelines and best practices for IROs to respond when activist shareholders come calling. The conversation will look at behind-the-scenes agitation to full blown proxy contests.  WHEN: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Program: 5-6:30 p.m.; Networking/Social immediately following program  WHERE: Foley & Lardner 3579 Valley Center Drive, Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92130  COST: Member - $45.00 (Day of event: $50) Non-member - $60.00 (USD)  Please RSVP by Friday, March 21, on the NIRI San Diego web site at www.nirisandiego.org  About NIRI  Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with more than 3,300 members representing over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization. The NIRI San Diego chapter is one of over 30 chapters worldwide. Information about upcoming programs for the San Diego Chapter can be found on the chapter's website at www.nirisandiego.org.  About Investor Relations and NIRI  Investor relations is a strategic management responsibility that integrates finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance to enable the most effective two-way communication between a company, the financial community, and other constituencies, which ultimately contributes to a company's securities achieving fair valuation. NIRI is dedicated to advancing the practice of investor relations and the professional competency and stature of its members.  For additional information, please contact any of the NIRI San Diego Chapter Board Members:  President: Gwen Rosenberg, gwen.rosenberg@senomyx.com VP - Secretary: Karen Fisher, karenfisher9288@gmail.com VP - Treasurer: Derik Keeble, derik.keeble@businesswire.com VP - Communications: Jane Booth, Jane.Booth@prnewswire.com VP- Communications: Pete De Spain, pdespain@meipharma.com VP - Membership: John Stoepler, jstoepler@mentus.com Director at Large: Amy Conrad, aconrad@regulusrx.com Director at Large: Debra Hart, debra.hart@entropic.com Director at Large: Paul Goodson, paul.goodson@bpiedu.com Director at Large: Robert Uhl, Robert.uhl@westwicke.com  Contact: John Stoepler, Mentus, 858-455-5500, ext 220, jstoepler@mentus.com  SOURCE NIRI San Diego- National Investor Relations Institute  Website: http://www.nirisandiego.org Website: http://www.nirisandiego.org Contact: Gwen Rosenberg, chapter president, 858-646-8369  
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