SOURCE: GovernanceMetrics International

GovernanceMetrics International

May 31, 2011 13:05 ET

Corporate Governance Expert Paul Hodgson Appointed GMI Spokesperson

PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - GovernanceMetrics International (GMI), the independent leader in global corporate governance and ESG, today announced that it has appointed renowned governance and executive compensation expert Paul Hodgson to the role of Managing Director and Chief Communications Officer. Mr. Hodgson assumed his new responsibilities, which include serving as company spokesperson, immediately.

"With his extensive experience as a leading voice on executive pay and other governance issues, Paul has an ideal background for taking the lead role in working with the media and others to best communicate GMI's position on key governance issues," said GMI CEO Jack Zwingli. "GMI will continue to be at the forefront of research on topics of relevance in governance -- including environmental, social and transparency risks -- and Paul will lead our efforts to communicate that research to the marketplace."

As the author or co-author of more than 70 reports on corporate governance, executive and director pay, Mr. Hodgson is one of the most sought-after commentators on the subjects by the business and financial press. He regularly represents GMI on conference panels about corporate governance issues, and has authored a number of books, including Building Value Through Compensation, a title in the CCH Board Perspectives series. Mr. Hodgson is also one of the primary voices of GMI's popular blog, which was named by LexisNexis as one of the Top 25 Business Law Blogs of 2010.

For more information about Mr. Hodgson or GMI, please visit www.gmiratings.com.

About GMI
GovernanceMetrics International (GMI) is the leading independent provider of global corporate governance ratings and research. GMI provides in-depth coverage of more than 5,400 public corporations worldwide, including the S&P 1500, Russell 3000, MSCI World Index and extensive Emerging Markets coverage. Additionally, the firm rates nearly 20,000 public companies in North America, Europe and Asia based on forensic analysis of their corporate integrity. GMI's clients include more than 300 leading global investors, pension plans, regulators, insurance firms and others concerned about governance risks. More information on GMI and its suite of governance risk products and services is available at www.gmiratings.com.

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