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Allstate and Krispy Kreme win top honors at Corporate Governance Awards

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Allstate and Krispy Kreme win top honors at Corporate Governance Awards18:38 EST Wednesday, January 09, 2013- Allstate wins corporate governance team of the year (large cap); Krispy Kreme wins corporate governance team of the year (small to mid-cap) - Peggy Foran of Prudential Financial named governance professional of the year (large cap); Damien Atkins of AOL named governance professional of the year (small to mid-cap) - Corporate Secretary celebrates winners at Fifth Annual awards dinner in New YorkNEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Secretary, the leading governance and compliance publication, is excited to announce the winners of its Fifth Annual Corporate Governance Awards. Celebrated at a black-tie awards dinner at New York City's Gotham Hall on January 8, the event recognized leading companies and professionals in the corporate governance, compliance and legal community for demonstrating innovation and best practices in the field of governance. (Logo: )Winners of the Fifth Annual Corporate Governance Awards Corporate governance team of the year (large cap): Allstate (NYSE: ALL)Corporate governance team of the year (small to mid-cap): Krispy KremeGovernance professional of the year (large cap): Peggy Foran ? Prudential FinancialGovernance professional of the year (small to mid-cap): Damien Atkins ? AOL Best overall governance, compliance & ethics (large cap): American ExpressBest overall governance, compliance & ethics (small to mid-cap): AECOMBest overall corporate governance ? international: ManulifeBest use of technology by a corporate secretary or general counsel: Parker HannifinMost innovative CSR disclosure policy: CloroxBest overall legal team for governance: TrimasBest proxy statement: The Hartford Financial Services GroupRising Star: Megan Pavich ? AllstateMatthew Scott, editor of Corporate Secretary, congratulated the winners: 'Our 2012 awards ceremony was postponed until January 2013 due to Hurricane Sandy, so it is wonderful to finally give these outstanding individuals and companies the recognition they deserve. Our award winner's hard work has provided shining examples of corporate governance, compliance and ethics management, which can help companies eliminate fraud and become more efficient and profitable while complying with tougher regulations.'The Fifth Annual Corporate Governance Awards are sponsored by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Broadridge, Computershare/Georgeson, EMC Corporation, General Electric, Gibson Dunn, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, MacKenzie Partners, NASDAQ OMX, Okapi Partners and the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.About Corporate SecretaryCorporate Secretary is the leading publication for governance, risk, compliance and ethics professionals. Corporate Secretary's monthly print magazines and weekly e-newsletters meet the needs of corporate secretaries, general counsel and governance professionals by reporting the relevant news and offering analysis of and comment on topical issues. In-depth feature articles on regulatory and other developments offer practical solutions to tricky problems. To learn more, visit or follow Twitter @CorpSecMag. Media EnquiresIan AuCorporate 212 430 6871SOURCE Corporate Secretary