SOURCE: Diligent Board Member Services

Diligent Board Member Services

August 19, 2011 09:00 ET

Diligent to Exhibit Boardbooks for the iPad at the 13th Annual Canadian Corporate Governance Conference

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 19, 2011) - Diligent Board Member Services (NZX: DIL), the world's leading provider of Board Portals, will be exhibiting at the 13th Annual Corporate Governance Conference hosted by the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries. This year marks Diligent's fifth consecutive appearance at the conference, which is scheduled from August 21-24, 2011 at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City.

Corporate secretaries and governance professionals in attendance will have the opportunity to see a demonstration of Diligent's industry-leading board portal software, Diligent Boardbooks®, including its Boardbooks for the iPad application. Since its release in January, the iPad application has fueled record-breaking growth. Boardbooks is leading the push towards paperless board environments, with both laptops and iPads replacing traditional paper binders.

"Since the introduction of Boardbooks for the Apple iPad, we have seen a dramatic growth in the demand for the product," said Alex Sodi, president and CEO of Diligent. "We are very pleased to be able to offer the security, portability and ease-of-use of the Boardbooks iPad app."

Diligent recently announced their record-breaking growth during the second quarter of 2011, including an additional net annualized license fee income of $US 2.94 million, a 326% increase from the second quarter of 2010. Diligent now serves 653 public and private companies around the world, comprising over 1,000 boards and 16,500 individual users on the Diligent Boardbooks platform; including 104 Fortune 1000 companies and 37 Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) listed companies.

About Diligent Board Member Services, Inc (NZX: DIL)

Diligent Board Member Services provides company directors, executives and administrators with Diligent Boardbooks, an easy-to-use system of securely compiling, distributing, viewing, and archiving materials within a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

"Diligent Boardbooks" is a registered trademark of Diligent Board Member Services, Inc.

The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries

The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) is the voice of Corporate Secretaries and governance professionals in Canada. Its members deal with disclosure and matters affecting corporate governance, including the structure and meetings of the board of directors and its committees, the proxy process and annual meetings.