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    1. Ajay Banga Elected to Dow Board of Directors

      MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced that Ajay Banga, president and chief executive officer of MasterCard, has been elected to Dow’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Prior to joining MasterCard in 2009, Banga was chief executive officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific. During his tenure at Citigroup, he held a variety of senior management ...

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    2. TPG-Axon Commences Solicitation to Amend SandRidge Energy’s Bylaws and Replace the Company’s Board of Directors

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TPG-Axon, the beneficial owner of 6.7% of the outstanding shares of SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) (the “Company”), today began mailing consent solicitation materials to SandRidge stockholders, including a letter urging stockholders to support TPG-Axon in its consent solicitation. The letter outlines why TPG-Axon believes sweeping changes need to take place at the ...

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    3. Dave Felman Elected 2013 Board Chair for the Florida Venture Forum

      TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Florida Venture Forum, the oldest, largest and most prestigious statewide support group for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, today announced that David S. Felman, leader of the Corporate and Tax Group for Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa, will be 2013 Board Chair of the Florida Venture Forum’s Board of Directors. Mr. Felman shared: “For many years, I’ve ...

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    4. Local Corporation Appoints New Board Member

      IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Local Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM), a leading online local media company, today announced the appointment of Frederick G. Thiel to its board of directors. Thiel brings over 25 years of senior level strategic management experience in the software, media, internet and technology industries. Thiel was managing partner of the software IT group at Triton Pacific Capital ...

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    5. Fitch: CEO-Chairman Split on U.S. Reit Boards a Credit Positive

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings views U.S. equity real estate investment trusts (REITs) with non-executive chairmen more favorably than those with executive chairmen from a corporate governance standpoint due to the independent perspective that non-executive chairmen provide in their oversight role. For approximately 55% of U.S. equity REITs, the roles of CEO and chairman of the board ...

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    6. Fitch: JPMorgan Chase's 4Q'12 Results Reflect Solid Underlying Trends; CIO Review Complete

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) recorded net income of $5.7 billion for 4Q'12, flat with the prior quarter, but up 52.7% from the prior year, according to Fitch Ratings. Performance was supported by strong loan and deposit growth, record debt underwriting fees in the investment bank, and continued stabilization in credit, including a $700 million pre-tax benefit from lower ...

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    7. NACD New England Announces 2013 Director of the Year Award Recipients

      BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Association of Corporate Directors New England Chapter (NACDNE) today announced the recipients of the Seventh Annual 2013 Director of the Year Awards. NACDNE is the leading source in New England for corporate governance information, education and training for directors and CEOs who are committed to raising standards and improving boardroom performance. Each ...

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    8. Panel of Experts to Discuss Corporate Governance and Proxy Disclosure Trends

      for 2013 LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NIRI Los Angeles, in conjunction with the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals Southern California Chapter, are pleased to offer an educational program for investor relations professionals and corporate secretaries on Monday, January 7^th. A panel of governance experts will be discussing trends in corporate governance and disclosure for the upcoming 2013

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    9. Corporate Board Member and Equilar to Host Educational Forum for Compensation Committee Members

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext Company, and Equilar Inc. are joining together to provide a first-in-class conference focusing on the most pressing compensation issues facing today’s public companies. The Compensation Committee Boot Camp will be held January 24-25 in Miami, Florida. The event will include a first-rate speaker line-up with many well-regarded ...

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    10. Barnes Group Inc. Elects Francis J. Kramer to Board of Directors

      BRISTOL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) today announced that Francis J. Kramer has been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Kramer is President and Chief Executive Officer of II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ: IIVI), a publicly traded company that is a global leader in highly-engineered materials and opto-electronic components. Mr. Kramer joined ...

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    11. Ricardo Anzaldua to Join MetLife as General Counsel

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today that Ricardo A. Anzaldua, 59, will join the company as general counsel, effective December 17, 2012. He will report to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Steven A. Kandarian and become a member of MetLife's executive group. Anzaldua will lead the company’s global legal operations, and oversee MetLife’s government ...

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