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NACD Launches App to Engage 'Digital Director'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In 2012, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) found that 20 percent of its site visits came from a mobile device—one in five visitors—compared to the national average of 13 percent. To meet the needs of a growing base of mobile users, NACD unveils a new app, NACD Mobile, designed to provide directors with timely corporate governance news alerts and insights delivered directly to their smartphones and tablets.

NACD Mobile features headlines from NACD's highly popular Directors Daily news briefing and Directorship.com, insights from the NACD Board Leaders Blog and BoardVision, an upcoming educational programming calendar, and access to valuable member benefits. Alerts inform users of breaking corporate governance news. While NACD Mobile is primarily designed for members, non-members will also have access to some features. To become an NACD member, please contact Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org or 202-380-1891.

Operating in the Digital Age requires corporate directors to be prepared for trends impacting the boardroom and their organizations. From impending regulations to social media risks, expectations and performance requirements of corporate directors are at an all-time high. NACD Mobile helps boardroom leaders become knowledgeable about and respond to current and emerging issues.

Given their heavy travel schedules, NACD members rely on mobile devices to stay connected inside and outside of the boardroom. NACD Mobile offers a convenient, easy-to-use platform through which directors can stay abreast of governance news and new research from NACD.

"Directors need access to the valuable tools and research NACD provides through a multitude of platforms," said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. "We developed NACD Mobile in response to market trends and the specific connectivity needs of our members. With this new app, our members now have immediate access to the news, tools, and resources that help them advance exemplary board leadership."

NACD Mobile is available for free download in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Search "NACD Mobile." For more information, visit www.nacdonline.org/Mobile.

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization focused exclusively on advancing exemplary board leadership. Based on more than 35 years of experience, NACD identifies, interprets, and provides insights and information that corporate board members rely upon to make sound strategic decisions, confidently confront complex business challenges, and enhance shareowner value. With more than 13,000 corporate director members, NACD provides world-class director education, director training, and proprietary research about leading boardroom and corporate governance practices to promote director professionalism and bolster investor confidence. Furthermore, to create more effective and efficient corporate boards, NACD provides independent board evaluations and custom-tailored in-boardroom education and training programs, as well as director-led conferences, forums, and peer-exchange learning opportunities to share ideas about current and emerging issues. Fostering collaboration among directors and governance stakeholders, NACD is shaping the future of board leadership. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org. To join, contact Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org or 202-380-1891.

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