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NIRI and Corporate Board Member Launch Investor Relations Video Webcast Series
“IR Today” Series to Address Investor Relations Role in Board/Shareholder Relationship
Alexandria, VA and New York, February 21, 2012 -- Corporate Board Member, a wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYX), and the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced that they will produce “IR Today,” an on-demand video webcast series designed to educate corporate officers and investor relations (IR) professionals on current responsibilities and issues that impact their relationship with the board of directors and shareholders. The program will feature interviews with corporate leaders, finance professionals, board members, and investor relations experts who will offer advice and meaningful analyses on regulatory updates, investor relations policies, proxy and annual meeting developments, corporate governance issues, and speakers and highlights from the NIRI Annual Conference.
 
“We are delighted to work with our knowledge partner Corporate Board Member to produce ‘IR Today,’” said NIRI President and CEO Jeffrey D. Morgan. “Investor relations officers have become a key corporate strategic asset, expert in all facets of corporate operations and communicating with Wall Street, the financial media and others on behalf of management. The investor relations function is also evolving rapidly, and the need for educational programming that moves as quickly as the profession is clear. NIRI is pleased to add “IR Today” to its portfolio of information, education and professional development programs for the benefit of the investor relations community, corporate management teams and boards of directors.”
 
TK Kerstetter, President of Corporate Board Member and co-host of its weekly board issues web program, “This Week in the Boardroom,” says there is great value in producing an ongoing web show that provides timely, need-to-know information in an accessible format. “Corporate Board Member looks forward to collaborating with NIRI as a knowledge partner to create pertinent, informative content that will assist its audience with the dynamic challenges they face in educating and enlightening executives, directors, analysts, investors and other financial community constituents. Since its launch more than two years ago, we have received a great deal of positive feedback and increasing viewership for “This Week in the Boardroom.” We are certain the same success and value will be realized by the viewers of ‘IR Today’.”
 
“IR Today” launched on February 21, 2012, and is available at http://www.niri.org/media/videos, www.boardmember.com, http://usequities.nyx.com/listings/listed-company-resources, and the NIRI YouTube channel www.youtube.com/NIRINational. The webcast program will be approximately 15 minutes in length and air every two months. Each program will be archived for on-demand viewership.
 
Contact:
Matt Brusch
NIRI
(703) 562-7679
mbrusch@niri.org
 
Keara Everdell
NYSE Euronext 
(212) 656-2159
keverdell@nyx.com
 
About Corporate Board Member
Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext company, is the leading information and education 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 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. The largest professional investor relations association in the world, NIRI’s more than 3,500 members represent 2,000 publicly held companies and $5.4 trillion in stock market capitalization.