Reaching a community of more than 43,000 directors and C-suite officers, the acquisition of Corporate Board Member advances NYSE Euronext’s goal of expanding its board education capabilities to public companies around the world.
“Built on the strength of its expert team and outstanding corporate governance and board expertise, Corporate Board Member is one of the leading brands in today’s boardrooms,” said Duncan Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext. “We look forward to not only enhancing our education capabilities to our network of NYSE Euronext companies, but to any public or private company board that is striving to improve its governance and effectiveness.”
Delivering innovative products and superior services to clients globally is a prime objective of NYSE Euronext, and Corporate Board Member will play a prominent role in helping to develop and distribute educational programs to meet that objective for directors and C-suite officers.
“The past decade has seen a tremendous increase in the demands placed on corporate directors,” said Scott Cutler, Executive Vice President and Co-Head of U.S. Listing and Cash Execution, NYSE Euronext. “We have taken positive steps over the last several years toward improving our reach to corporate boardrooms, and this addition to the NYSE Euronext family of companies builds on that strategy and our commitment to the issuer community.”
Over the past seven years, Corporate Board Member and NYSE Euronext have collaborated on several initiatives, including the Annual Boardroom Summit conference and the Board Committee Peer Exchanges. In 2009, NYSE Euronext and Corporate Board Member premiered “This Week in the Boardroom,” a weekly on-demand web program covering strategic, regulatory, and governance issues. Based on the success of this effort, there are currently plans to introduce new programs and content critical to director education.
“While it’s hard to imagine a better platform than NYSE Euronext for Corporate Board Member to expand its conference and web programs, the aspect that has most impressed us is the company’s commitment to furthering innovative programs for directors, general counsel and C-suite officers,” said T.K. Kerstetter. “Along with its quarterly magazine, Corporate Board Member will continue offering interactive education and facilitating peer experiences—programs our readers, viewers, and attendees have told us they value most.”
The transaction includes substantially all of the Corporate Board Member assets of Board Member Inc., including Corporate Board Member magazine, Boardmember.com, and the Director’s Database, as well as its interactive research, conference, and educational services. Bank Director magazine, also published by Board Member Inc., is not included in the sale.
For more insight on the transaction from Messrs. Cutler and Kerstetter, please go to the video overview at: http://www.nyse.com/about/Video/1283249448896.html
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Corporate Board Member: Stephanie Clark, 615.309.3200 x213, firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Corporate Board MemberCorporate Board Member is the leading information resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, large private companies, and Global 1000 firms. The quarterly publication provides readers with decision-making tools to deal with the 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, NYSE AMEX and The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc stock exchanges. www.boardmember.com.
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