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

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

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,
VP - Secretary: Karen Fisher,
VP - Treasurer: Derik Keeble,
VP - Communications: Jane Booth,
VP- Communications: Pete De Spain,
VP - Membership: John Stoepler,
Director at Large: Amy Conrad,
Director at Large: Debra Hart,
Director at Large: Paul Goodson,
Director at Large: Robert Uhl,

Contact: John Stoepler, Mentus, 858-455-5500, ext 220,

SOURCE NIRI San Diego- National Investor Relations Institute

Contact: Gwen Rosenberg, chapter president, 858-646-8369
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