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NACD Announces New Programs for Pre-IPO and Small-Cap Public Companies

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) today announced two new in-boardroom education programs designed to help pre-IPO and small-cap public companies create boards that will drive shareholder value.

In these programs, CEOs, directors and executives will learn not only how exemplary board performance can give them a competitive advantage, but also how to preempt campaigning by activist shareholders.

"We understand the unique challenges of governing small-cap public companies," said Ken Daly, President and CEO of NACD. "Our programs provide practical guidance for creating a strategic asset board, are customized for each board we work with, and are presented in-boardroom by directors with hands-on industry experience."

"In 2014, nearly 75 percent of activist campaigns targeted small-cap companies," said.Adam J. Epstein, former institutional investor and author of The Perfect Corporate Board: A Handbook for Mastering the Unique Challenges of Small-Cap Companies. He tells the pre-IPO and small-cap companies he advises that they can no longer afford to ignore corporate governance best practices, "NACD programs can help you to construct and manage boards that will attract the right kind of investor interest with growth in your share price."

View details of the pre-IPO program here: www.NACDonline.org/preIPO

View details of the small-cap program here: www.NACDonline.org/SmallCap

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the recognized authority on exemplary board leadership and leading boardroom practices. Informed by nearly four decades of experience, NACD delivers insights and resources that more than 15,000 corporate director members rely on to make sound strategic decisions and to confidently manage 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 corporate 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