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Avon, Energizer, and USAA, Among Others, Join NACD as Full Board Members

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Joining peers who believe strongly in boardroom excellence and taking actions to follow through on that belief, 33 companies became Full Board Members of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) during the fourth quarter of 2013.

These companies' boards joined NACD to gain proprietary insights about current and emerging issues, participate in NACD's world-class director education and credentialing programs, reinforce stakeholder confidence, and help ensure the economic sustainability of their companies.

NACD's network of more than 14,000 members includes over a thousand Full Board Member companies ranging from Fortune 50 corporations to small- and mid-cap companies, as well as private companies and nonprofit organizations. Several of these new members are Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, several notable private companies recently became NACD Full Board Members.

"Through NACD membership, these companies demonstrate a commitment to advancing exemplary board leadership," said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. "Their dedication will help ensure their corporate boards will be prepared for emerging trends and challenges and position them to lead with the highest standards of excellence."

The list of companies whose full corporate boards became NACD Full Board Members during the fourth quarter includes: Alder Koten, ANADIGICS, Avon Products, Brocade Communications Systems, CDW, Clarkston Consulting, Converse, Daegis, El Paso Electric Co., Energizer Holdings, Financial Institutions, FLEXCO, Global Integrated Security, Huron Consulting Group, Inland Real Estate, Iron Mountain, Life and Specialty Ventures, Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communications, Morrow & Co., Nabors Industries, National Public Finance Guarantee, Portfolio Recovery Associates, Realogy Holdings, Sentry Insurance Group, SITT y CIA, Triangle Petroleum, Tumi Holdings, USAA, Woodside Group, and Zoetis.

NACD is currently offering a 20% savings on NACD Full Board Membership through Feb. 28, 2014. With this savings, the annual investment is $6,000 for 10 directors and executives. NACD Individual Director Memberships are also available for $775. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org. To join, contact Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org, or 202-380-1891, or visit NACDonline.org/Join.

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the recognized authority focused on advancing exemplary board leadership and establishing leading boardroom practices. Informed by more than 35 years of experience, NACD delivers insights and resources that more than 14,000 corporate director members rely upon to make sound strategic decisions and confidently confront complex business challenges. NACD provides world-class director education programs, national peer-exchange forums, and proprietary research to promote director professionalism, ultimately enhancing the economic sustainability of the enterprise and bolstering stakeholder confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD is shaping the future of board leadership. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org. To become an NACD member, contact Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org or 202-380-1891.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Henry Stoever 202-572-2102 hstoever@NACDonline.orgSource:National Association of Corporate Directors