SOURCE: Bulldog Reporter's IR University

Bulldog Reporter's IR University

January 11, 2010 17:39 ET

2010 Proxy Prep Bootcamp: What Every IRO Must Know to Successfully Navigate the New Proxy Landscape

Bulldog Reporter's IR University Presents a New Audio Conference: Friday, January 15, 2010

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) - IR professionals seeking to learn about recent and pending changes to rule 452 as well as the implications recent proxy reform will have on their board should attend this new 90 minute audio conference titled: "2010 Proxy Prep Bootcamp: What Every IRO Must Know to Successfully Navigate the New Proxy Landscape."

This IR University audio conference -- with the industry's leading corporate governance experts from RiskMetrics and Georgeson, and IROs who have first-hand experience addressing activist shareholders and board reform policies will arm you with everything you need to know to succeed at a higher level and increase the IR professional's value at their organization.

This audio conference takes place on Friday, January 15, at 1PM EST (noon CST, 11AM MST; 10AM PST). The presenters are:


Rhonda L. Brauer, Senior Managing Director, Corporate Governance, Georgeson

Patrick McGurn, Special Counsel, RiskMetrics Group

Joe Reinhart, Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Development, Mentor Graphics

Martha Schaefer, Director, Investor Relations, SeaChange International


Ina McGuinness, Senior Vice President, ICR

Topics to be covered include:

-- Exclusive insight straight from RiskMetrics about what they will be looking for in this year's proxy

-- New Challenges: How communication between the investors and IROs will evolve this proxy season -- plus first steps IROs must take to prepare for these changes now

-- Proxy Reform Update: New disclosure requirements -- plus the implications these developments will have on your board

-- Hot Button Issues: How to deal with dissident shareholders, monitoring M&A activity for signs of hedge fund activism and more

-- Narrative disclosure of the company's compensation policies and practices as they relate to the company's risk management

-- Enhanced director and nominee disclosure

-- New risk disclosure about board leadership structure and the board's role in risk oversight

-- New disclosure regarding compensation consultants

-- Reporting of voting results on form 8-K

-- Strategies IROs and management can implement to win shareholder votes in today's new proxy environment

-- Best Practices: How forward looking companies are successfully preparing for proxy season now -- and hard won lessons IR professionals can take back to management

For more details go to conference home page.

Attendance at Bulldog Reporter's IR University webinar costs $299 per dial-in site. Participants in the 90-minute conference will be able to pose specific questions for the presenter at several junctures during the discussion. Registration also includes an up-to-the-minute conference manual and a full transcript. For more information on taking part in the event, go to our conference home page or for personalized service please contact our client satisfaction representatives toll free at: 1-800-959-1059.

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