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Corporate Executive Board, PetroQuest Energy, SpringLeaf Holdings, and 22 Other Boards Join NACD in Q4 2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Demonstrating their commitment to the highest standard of board leadership excellence, 25 organizations joined NACD during the fourth quarter of 2014. NACD membership gives their directors access to a network of more than 15,000 board members from leading public, private, and nonprofit organizations; to thought-provoking publications that address current and emerging issues affecting leadership; and to best-in-class director development programs and credentialing.

"We are proud to welcome these organizations as NACD Full Board Members, joining peers from Fortune 50 corporations to small- and mid-cap companies, as well as private companies and nonprofit organizations that are committed to advancing exemplary board leadership. There is no better investment in their board development," said Ken Daly, CEO of NACD.

The following companies have elevated their board leadership by becoming Full Board Members of NACD:

· Abu Dhabi Investment Authority · II-VI Inc.
· Ascendant Group Ltd. · Independence Contract Drilling
· Axon Global Services · Indivior PLC
· BMO Financial Corp. · INSYS Therapeutics Inc.
· Boulder Brands Inc. · KLJ Solutions Holding Co.
· Breitburn Energy Partners LP · Penn West Petroleum Ltd.
· Chart Industries · PetroQuest Energy Inc.
· Corporate Executive Board · Rapid7
· Enovation Controls LLC · Sanchez Energy Corp.
· Faultless Starch / Bon Ami Co. · Southwest Water Co.
· General Finance Corp. · Springleaf Holdings Inc.
· Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association · Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership
· Grupo Cuestamoras Internacional GCMI S.A

View a list of current NACD Full Board Members at NACDonline.org/members.

To learn more about NACD, visit NACDonline.org.

Non-member boards joining before February 28, 2015 will realize a 20% savings on a first-time Full Board Membership, covering up to ten directors or executives. To join, call 202-380-1891, or visit NACDonline.org/Join.

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the recognized authority 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 15,000 corporate-director members rely on to make sound strategic decisions and 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 Chief Marketing Officer 202-775-0509 hstoever@NACDonline.orgSource:National Association of Corporate Directors