Thursday, June 23, 2011

August 31, 2011: Interactive Case Study on Shareholder Activism

Increasing M&A activity combined with additional corporate governance reforms and regulatory changes are likely to nurture an increase in shareholder activism. Find out first-hand what it's like to go through a proxy fight.

Seating is limited to 80 total participantsThose who register before June 30 will receive a discounted rate.

The Capital Area Chapter of NIRI and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals are co-hosting this interactive case study on shareholder activism. This case, which is fictional, presents a dilemma facing many boards of directors and managers at publicly traded companies today. The objective of this immersion role-playing program is to familiarize you with the increasingly complex decisions to be made when confronted with an underperforming stock price and an activist shareholder's demands for boosting shareholder value.

Delivered in a fast-paced and intensive 1/2 day format, each audience member will play the role of a board member.  Participants will gain a greater understanding of the causes, effects and complexities of shareholder activism; wrestle with key fiduciary issues and "vote" to determine how the Company should proceed.

YOUR ROLE: You will play the role of a board member of an under-performing and undervalued public company.  Your job is to reveal the facts, quiz the contenders and prepare a knockout strategy to win. The afternoon session of the conference will include in-depth panel discussions on topics related to proxy battles and issues related to communication in a crisis and feature leading experts.
Early registered participants include corporate executives, board members, institutional investors, hedge fund managers, pension plan managers, family investment offices, law firms, proxy solicitors, investor relations and public relations advisers, corporate governance specialists and more.

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - All Day
WHERE:  Capital One Headquarters, McLean, VA
COST:  NIRI and SCSGP members - $250 before June 30 or $295 after June 30; Non-members $350 before June 30 or $395 after June 30.

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Click here to register.
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The Interactive Case Study on Shareholder Activism is a licensed educational program from Hedge Fund Solutions, LLC. For more information about the program contact HFS.