SOURCE: BoardVantage

June 24, 2008 07:30 ET

BoardVantage Partners With RiskMetrics Group on Governance Exchange™ Community

Single Sign-On Provides BoardVantage Portal Users With Immediate Access to Innovative Online Platform That Brings Together Market Constituents for Governance Dialogue

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - BoardVantage, a leading provider of board portals, today announced that it is teaming with RiskMetrics Group (NYSE: RMG), a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance services to the global financial community, to facilitate dialogue between board directors, company management and investors.

The partnership centers around RiskMetrics Group's Governance Exchange, which is a one-of-a-kind online platform designed to enable board members, corporate executives and institutional investors to discuss governance matters with peers who face similar issues and who share relevant expertise. RiskMetrics' Governance Exchange will be embedded in the BoardVantage secure board portal, which provides rapid access to board materials 24 x 7 to improve Director's visibility into the business and protect the privacy of deliberation. BoardVantage users will gain access to timely information on corporate governance trends from a broad range of perspectives, improving understanding and alignment with peer practices.

Jill Lyons, head of RiskMetrics Group's Governance Exchange commented, "Governance Exchange creates an online community for investors, company management and board members to share ideas, experiences and best practices. Partnering with BoardVantage, the market leader in board portals, to more rapidly bring these benefits to directors was an obvious choice for us."

"We are honored to participate in this unique community as RiskMetrics Group's exclusive board portal partner. Our goal at BoardVantage is to streamline board process and the wealth of content available already on Governance Exchange is a resource I believe no Director should ignore. The combination will prove a powerful asset to boards from large to small," said Joe Ruck, President and CEO of BoardVantage.

Governance Exchange members drive the discussion through online forums, suggest topics for further study and foster the development of new content. Members are encouraged to share their ideas, experiences and best practices. As new members join, they will add their perspectives to the discussion and enrich the dialogue for the entire community. Thus, Governance Exchange provides a unique gateway to a wealth of anecdotal information, while helping to elevate this information to systematic knowledge.

In addition to the discussion forums which are the foundation for Governance Exchange, members will have access to a wide range of rich content, including webcasts, white papers, surveys, and analysis provided by both RiskMetrics Group experts and by third parties. Currently, topics being discussed in Governance Exchange include executive compensation disclosure, proxy season trends, board and succession planning, and shareholder activism and performance metrics.

About BoardVantage

BoardVantage is the leading provider of secure board portals, with 175 customers -- including over 20 Fortune 100 companies. BoardVantage provides a secure and user-friendly Web portal for centralizing board documents, processes and communications. It also provides productivity tools for creating and distributing board materials efficiently. BoardVantage is SAS 70 Type II certified, and meets or exceeds the standards of the most security conscious IT departments, including those of major financial institutions. To learn more, visit http://www.boardvantage.com/.

About RiskMetrics Group

RiskMetrics Group (NYSE: RMG) is a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance products and services to financial market participants. By bringing transparency, expertise and access to the financial markets, RiskMetrics Group helps investors better understand and manage the risks inherent in their financial portfolios. Our solutions address a broad spectrum of risk across our clients' financial assets. Headquartered in New York with 19 global offices, RiskMetrics Group serves some of the most prestigious institutions and corporations worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.riskmetrics.com.

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Contact Information

  • RiskMetrics Group Media Contacts:

    Cheryl Gustitus
    301.556.0538
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    Sarah Cohn
    212.354.4643
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    BoardVantage Media Contact:

    Maria Krinsky
    KickStart Consulting, for BoardVantage
    415-509-0498
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