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Inviting Participation in Conference Board Survey of Board Practices

Matteo Tonello, The Conference Board’s Director of Governance Research, has asked the Shareholder Forum to invite your participation in their 2011 Board Practice Survey, which is being conducted by The Conference Board jointly with NASDAQ OMX and NYSE Euronext.

If you have board-related responsibilities for a U.S. publicly traded company, either as a director or as a corporate manager with governance or investor relations duties, your responses to the survey will be a valuable contribution to The Conference Board’s definitive reports and benchmarking tools for board practice standards. Forum participants will be able to see the results, at no charge, in a new edition of The Directors’ Compensation and Board Practices Report when it is published later this year, and those of you who take the survey can have a print copy of the final report mailed to you at no cost.

Click here to begin the survey.

Corporate as well as investor and professional participants in the Forum’s programs – particularly those of you concerned with communications to compete for shareholder support and the design of executive compensation incentives – will appreciate the importance of The Conference Board’s fifty year research resource as a foundation for learning how to make things work. And all of us should appreciate those of you who take the time to support this research.

             GL – June 14, 2011


Gary Lutin

Chairman, The Shareholder Forum

c/o Lutin & Company, 575 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022

Tel: 212-605-0335





This Forum program is open, free of charge, to anyone concerned with investor interests in the development of standards for conducting shareholder meetings with electronic participation. As stated in the posted Conditions of Participation, the Forum's purpose is to provide decision-makers with access to information and a free exchange of views on the issues presented in the program's Forum Summary. Each participant is expected to make independent use of information obtained through the Forum, subject to the privacy rights of other participants.  It is a Forum rule that participants will not be identified or quoted without their explicit permission.

The organization of this Forum program was encouraged by Walden Asset Management, and is proceeding with the invited leadership support of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. and Intel Corporation to address issues relevant to broad public interests in marketplace practices, rather than investor decisions relating to only a single company. The Forum may therefore invite program support of several companies that can provide both expertise and examples of leadership relating to the issues being addressed.

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Shareholder Forum™ is a trademark owned by The Shareholder Forum, Inc., for the programs conducted since 1999 to support investor access to decision-making information. It should be noted that we have no responsibility for the services that Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., introduced for review in the Forum's 2010 "E-Meetings" program and has since been offering with the “Shareholder Forum” name, and we have asked Broadridge to use a different name that does not suggest our support or endorsement.