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    1. Donna Dabney Joins The Conference Board as Executive Director of the

      Donna Dabney Joins The Conference Board as Executive Director of the

      NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Conference Board today announced that Donna Dabney has joined The Conference Board as Executive Director of the Governance Center. In this new role, Ms. Dabney will lead a team that will explore restoring trust in public corporations, identifying sustainable corporate governance policies and understanding global governance issues. The Governance Center will continue to sponsor rigorous governance research and education and will serve as a ne

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    2. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Updates Corporate Governance Practices and

      LOS ANGELES, Aug 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announced today that its Board of Directors has updated its Principles of Corporate Governance and strengthened the role of its independent Lead Director. In its first meeting following Reliance's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors recommended that the Principles of Corporate Governance be updated to enhance the independent Lead Director's role. This recommend

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    3. Abakan Appoints Jeffrey Webb to Board of Directors

      MIAMI, Aug 09, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Abakan Inc. (otcqb:ABKI) ("Abakan") today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Webb as an independent member of the Board of Directors. He is expected to serve as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Compliance and Ethics Committee, Compensation Committee and Audit Committee. Jeffrey Deon Webb brings to Abakan Inc. over 22 years of business experience. Mr. Webb is the Business Development Manager and a Director of Fidelity (Cayman)

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    4. Proxy season results show dramatic shift in company-shareholder engagement

      NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A new Ernst & Young LLP report - Four key trends of the 2012 proxy season - reveals four emerging governance trends: the impact of say-on-pay (SOP) goes beyond compensation; shareholder proposal topics shift and agreements for withdrawals are reached; board accountability measures continue to strengthen; and, director opposition votes show change in investors' voting practices. In its analysis, Ernst & Young LLP finds that company-investor engag

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    5. Diverse Director DataSource (3D) Opens for Business

      NEW YORK, Jul 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Diverse Director DataSource (3D), a new resource for finding untapped talent to serve on corporate boards, is now open for corporations, search firms and shareowners looking for diverse talent for corporate boards. The DataSource was officially announced today at the New York Stock Exchange by its founders -- the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), and GMI Ratings, an i

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    6. At ten year anniversary of Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance is stronger

      At ten year anniversary of Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance is stronger

      NEW YORK, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The passage of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) ten years ago dramatically transformed US financial reporting by improving audit quality and strengthening corporate governance. Ernst & Young LLP today released a report - The Sarbanes-Oxley Act at 10 - that considers the legislation, discusses what it was designed to do, and analyzes its impact. SOX ended more than 100 years of self-regulation and established the independent oversight of public compa

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    7. Questions Every Board Director Needs to Ask about Technology

      Questions Every Board Director Needs to Ask about Technology

      NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Big data, cyber security, gaming apps, Twitter - these and other technology developments are no longer just the province of IT departments and twenty-something employees. Companies are coming to realize that new tech issues must be brought onto the boardroom agenda and into governance at the highest levels. WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) recently featured emerging technologies as a key theme at its second annual Global Institute in New York, draw

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    8. Fortune 500 Directors Emphasize Digital Communication Strategies ...

      Fortune 500 Directors Emphasize Digital Communication Strategies at the NACD Spring Forum Strategic Implications of Rapidly Changing Technological Environment Represent Unique Value WASHINGTON, Jun 19, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) convened nearly 250 leading public company directors and corporate governance experts from around the world in New York City on June 11-12 to explore how new technologies and social media communications a

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