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NIRI San Diego Presents Shareholder Activism and Social/Networking Event on March 25

Panel Discussion Will Explore Strategies for Responding to Investor Activism

SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) will host a panel discussion on strategies for responding to shareholder activism.

The discussion will be held on Tuesday, March 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a social networking hour. (See details below).

Panelists are:

  • Mark Foletta, Board member of Ambit BioSciences, AMN Healthcare & Regulus Therapeutics; & former Senior VP, Finance & CFO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals during the Carl Icahn era.
  • Mark Harnett, President of Proxy Solicitation & Corporate Governance - MacKenzie Partners
  • Daniel Kerstein, Managing Director & Head - Barclays Strategic Finance Group/Defense Team
  • Andrew Siegel, Partner - Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, Strategic Communications & Shareholder Activism Advisor

The discussion will tackle proven strategies, guidelines and best practices for IROs to respond when activist shareholders come calling. The conversation will look at behind-the-scenes agitation to full blown proxy contests.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Program: 5-6:30 p.m.; Networking/Social immediately following program

WHERE: Foley & Lardner
3579 Valley Center Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130

COST: Member - $45.00 (Day of event: $50)
Non-member - $60.00 (USD)

Please RSVP by Friday, March 21, on the NIRI San Diego web site at

About NIRI

Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with more than 3,300 members representing over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization. The NIRI San Diego chapter is one of over 30 chapters worldwide. Information about upcoming programs for the San Diego Chapter can be found on the chapter's website at

About Investor Relations and NIRI

Investor relations is a strategic management responsibility that integrates finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance to enable the most effective two-way communication between a company, the financial community, and other constituencies, which ultimately contributes to a company's securities achieving fair valuation. NIRI is dedicated to advancing the practice of investor relations and the professional competency and stature of its members.

For additional information, please contact any of the NIRI San Diego Chapter Board Members:

President: Gwen Rosenberg, [email protected]
VP - Secretary: Karen Fisher, [email protected]
VP - Treasurer: Derik Keeble, [email protected]
VP - Communications: Jane Booth, [email protected]
VP- Communications: Pete De Spain, [email protected]
VP - Membership: John Stoepler, [email protected]
Director at Large: Amy Conrad, [email protected]
Director at Large: Debra Hart, [email protected]
Director at Large: Paul Goodson, [email protected]
Director at Large: Robert Uhl, [email protected]

Contact: John Stoepler, Mentus, 858-455-5500, ext 220, [email protected]

SOURCE NIRI San Diego- National Investor Relations Institute

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