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U.S. Steel Corp., eBay and RadioShack Boards, Among Others, Join NACD

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Continuing its mission to advance the highest standards of board leadership, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) added 53 diverse companies as NACD Full Board Members during the first quarter of 2013.

NACD Full Board Member companies range from Fortune 50 corporations to small- and mid-cap companies, as well as private companies and nonprofit organizations. Fourteen of these new members are F1000 companies, and several notable private companies recently became NACD Full Board Members.

"Through NACD membership, these companies demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance, ensuring their boards will be prepared for current and future challenges," said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD.

The full list of companies whose full corporate boards became NACD Full Board Members during the first quarter includes: AAR Corp., Aecon Group, AES Corp., Alcoa Inc., Alliant Techsystems Inc., Ashland Inc., Atlantic Power Corp., Axiom Consulting Partners, Baylake Corp., Black & Veatch, Boingo Wireless Inc., Burris Logistics, Church Mutual Insurance, Columbia Property Trust, Compass Cooperative Health Network Arizona, Core-Mark Holdings, CoreSite Realty Corp., Cubic Corp., Cyberonics Inc., Delta Dental MN, Devon Energy Corp., eBay, Express Inc., Fossil Inc., Fox Chase Bank, Global Income Trust Inc., Global Power Equipment Group Inc., Greatbatch Inc., Injured Workers Insurance Fund, Investment Technology Group, Jack Cooper Holdings, Jack Henry & Associates Inc., KCAP Financial, Les Schwab Tire Centers, National Grid, OTC Markets Group, Parsons, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., Premiere Global Services Inc., PROS Holdings Inc., RadioShack, Riverside Research Institute, SDI Media, Sealed Air Corp., Sharps Compliance Corp., Signal Mutual Indemnity Association, SoftServe Inc., Symantec, Terry Farms Inc., TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co., Tim Hortons Inc., U.S. Steel Corp. and Westerra Credit Union.

A larger sample of NACD's nearly 1,000 Full Board Member companies is available at www.NACDonline.org/Members.

Through their membership, NACD Full Board Members become part of a diverse director community and have the opportunity to share and gain proprietary insights about current and emerging issues and take part in NACD's world-class director education programs. Additionally, NACD acts as the "voice of the director," speaking up on behalf of members to regulators and influencers, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, among others, on matters of crucial importance to directors.

To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org. To join, contact Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org or 202-380-1891.

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.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Henry Stoever, Chief Marketing Officer 202-775-0509 hstoever@NACDonline.orgSource:National Association of Corporate Directors