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NIRI San Diego to Host Special Luncheon with LinkedIn's Head of Investor Education, Matt Sonefeldt, on May 15

SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) will host a special event with LinkedIn's Head of Investor Education, Matt Sonefeldt, on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  The luncheon will be held at the corporate headquarters of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in San Diego, CA.

The program will feature a fireside chat with Matt, discussing his investor relations experience at LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet.  Specifically, the discussion is expected to cover the overall management of LinkedIn's visibility in the investment community, oversight of investor communications at one of the most visible business-oriented social networking companies, and how LinkedIn maintains its critical relationships with investors and analysts. 

Matt joined LinkedIn shortly after its IPO in May 2011, and is currently leading their investor education efforts. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Matt performed equity research on the buy-side at Capital Research following a number of large-cap technology and semiconductor companies.  Before his career in finance, Matt was an elementary school teacher in Washington as part of AmeriCorps.  Matt has been recognized as a leader in the global investor relations community and earned the 2013 Best IR Professional, Internet, Buy and Sell Side award from Institutional Investor, the 2013 Best IR, Business Services/#2 Most Improved IR Program award from IR magazine, and the 2012 Best IR, IPO award from IR magazine.  Matt earned his BA degree from UCLA and an MBA from Presidio Graduate School.

WHENThursday, May 15, 2014
Reception/Networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT
Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT

Lunch and refreshments will be served

WHERE: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
6154 Nancy Ridge Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Professionals in the Investor Relations, Finance, Legal, and Communications fields

COST: NIRI San Diego Member - $45.00 (USD)
Non-members and at the door- $60.00 (USD)

Visit the Event Page for more information: http://www.nirisandiego.org/events    

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 www.nirisandiego.org.    

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]

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

SOURCE NIRI San Diego- National Investor Relations Institute

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