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

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Public Company Directors to Convene on Pressing Compensation Issues for 2013</i> </p>

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Corporate Board Member and Equilar to Host Educational Forum for Compensation Committee Members10:37 EST Tuesday, December 18, 2012 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 industry leaders who will speak on topics such as investors' expectations regarding compensation, trends and fundamentals of effective CEO pay, communicating compensation strategy to investors and the media, and much more. Boot Camp Speakers Include:Veronica Biggins, Compensation Committee Member, Avnet Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. Stephen Brown, Director, Corporate Governance, TIAA-Cref Janet Clarke, Compensation Committee Chair, Asbury Automotive Group Mike Davis, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, General Mills Charles Tharp, Chief Executive Officer, Center on Executive Compensation Brit Wittman, Director of Executive Compensation, Intel Corp. “Between say on pay and resulting litigation and an overall focus on pay packages and governance, the compensation committee is the hottest seat on the board right now. The goal of the Boot Camp is to provide participants a better understanding of their roles, responsibilities, and legal requirements in tackling executive compensation issues,” said TK Kerstetter, chairman of Corporate Board Member. “Presented by the nation's most respected compensation information provider and the leading board education resource, we believe no other compensation event can deliver as robust an agenda to help directors and HR executives adequately evaluate and implement the most appropriate pay strategies.” The Compensation Committee Boot Camp will also feature peer collaboration sessions where attendees will gather in small peer groups for a unique opportunity to brainstorm, network, and share insights on critical issues around short- and long-term incentives and other key pay factors. Event sponsors include Meridian Compensation Partners, Pay Governance, Semler Brossy, and Compensation Advisory Partners. Upon conclusion of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a live webinar on board compensation trends on February 13, 2013 To learn more about the 2013 Compensation Committee Boot Camp and to view the complete event agenda, visit https://www.boardmember.com/2013compbootcampagenda.aspx. About Corporate Board Member Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext company, is the leading information resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, large private companies and Global 1000 firms. The quarterly publication, Corporate Board Member magazine, provides readers with decision-making tools to deal with the strategic and corporate governance challenges confronting their boards. Corporate Board Member further extends its governance leadership through an online resource center, conferences, roundtables and timely research. The magazine maintains the most comprehensive, up-to-date database of directors and officers serving on boards of publicly traded companies listed with NYSE Euronext and The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. stock exchanges. www.boardmember.com About Equilar Equilar is the leading provider of executive compensation and corporate governance data to corporations, nonprofits, consulting firms, institutional investors, and the media. Using its extensive database, Equilar allows clients to accurately benchmark and track executive and board compensation, equity grants, award policies, and compensation practices. Equilar's C-Suite mapping technology also reveals business networking opportunities by identifying pathways to executives and board members at companies of interest. Equilar's research has been consistently cited by Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other leading media outlets. Corporate Board MemberJamie Tassa, 615-309-3200 x247jtassa@boardmember.com