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AutoNation, Chesapeake Energy, TD Ameritrade and 51 Other Boards Join The National Association of Corporate Directors

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Joining peers who believe strongly in boardroom excellence, 54 corporate boards became NACD Full Board Members during the first quarter of 2014.

NACD's membership network of more than 14,000 corporate directors now includes over 1,000 Full Board Members ranging from Fortune 50 corporations to small- and mid-cap companies, as well as private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

The list of companies whose corporate boards became NACD Full Board Members during the first quarter of 2014 includes:

· ABM Industries · Mead Johnson Nutrition
· Accuray · Nature's Sunshine
· Aethlon Medical · Northern Tier Energy
· Allison Transmissions · Norwegian American Hospital
· Ambac Assurance Corp. · QCR Holdings
· American Financial Group · RE/MAX Holdings
· Antero Resources Corp. · Rosetta Stone
· Arabian American Development Co. · Ross Stores
· AutoNation · Ruiz Food Products
· Canada Pension Plan Investment Board · S&C Electric Company
· Chesapeake Energy Corp. · Santander Holdings USA
· Columbia Forest Products · Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
· Columbus McKinnon · SMS/800
· Delta Dental of Kansas · Speed Commerce Corp.
· Dynamic Materials · Sterling Global
· Engility Holdings · TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.
· Erickson Air-Crane · The Boston Beer Company
· EXACT Sciences · The Independent Order of Foresters
· Farm Credit Services · The Options Clearing Corp.
· Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC · Two Harbors Investment Corp.
· Globe Specialty Metals, Gulfport Energy · Ultratech
· HomeAway.com · USA Compression Partners
· Innospec · Violin Memory
· Mavenir Systems · Warburg Pincus
· McGladrey · Weatherford International
· Woodward

"As NACD Full Board Members, these companies demonstrate their commitment to advancing exemplary board leadership," said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. "Companies' membership with NACD showcases their directors' passion for sharpening their strategic agility to drive stakeholder confidence and enterprise sustainability."

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

View NACD's Full Board Members at NACDonline.org/FullBoardMembers. (the page that has company lists)

The annual investment in NACD Full Board Membership is $7,500 for 10 directors and executives. Individual Membership is available for $775 per year. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org.

To join NACD, email Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org, call Kelly at 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, please visit www.NACDonline.org.

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