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    1. Exclusive: Activist investor Sandell urges swap on DCP Midstream

      Exclusive: Activist investor Sandell urges swap on DCP Midstream

      HOUSTON (Reuters) - Activist investor Sandell Asset Management is urging Spectra Energy Corp to swap its interest in DCP Midstream Partners LLC for equity in Phillips 66's master limited partnership (MLP) in a deal meant to improve the valuations of the companies, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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    2. Martha Stewart Living Names Board Member as CEO

      Martha Stewart Living Names Board Member as CEO

      Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. has tapped the world of metals to find its next CEO. The New York-based media and merchandising company said it has named board member Daniel W. Dienst, who most recently served as CEO of Sims Metal Management, to take over the post. The role had been vacant since Lisa Gersh stepped down in December after less than a year on the job.

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    3. The Tech-Savvy Board: Risk, Strategy and the Competitive Edge

      The Tech-Savvy Board: Risk, Strategy and the Competitive Edge

      Growth is the cornerstone of corporate strategy. It is imperative for Boards of Directors to work collaboratively as a team to bring all strategic growth opportunities to the table. In today’s rapidly changing world, where growth is intimately linked with technology with technology enabled growth the norm versus the exception, the BOD team needs technology expertise among its members.

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    4. 8x8, Inc. Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

      8x8, Inc. Announces Changes to its Board of Directors
      SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 28, 2013-- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), provider of cloud communications and collaboration solutions, today announced that Jaswinder Pal (JP) Singh, a leading computer science and SaaS technology expert, has been elected to succeed Mansour Salame on the 8x8 board of directors. Mr. Salame has served on the 8x8 board since January 2012 and resigned last week to pursue other opportunities. This change to the 8x8 board is effective immediately.

       

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    5. Managing Multiple Boards

      Managing Multiple Boards

      Corporate Secretaries can often end up managing five, ten or twenty boards that are either related in some way to, or belong to affiliates. It can be time-consuming and difficult to disseminate information to these diverse boards around the world on a timely basis. As boards continue to become geographically dispersed, and as the fiduciary responsibilities of Corporate Secretaries and Directors increase, ensuring you have a board portal solution with ‘Enterprise Management’ is crucial. Enterprise Management comes into play for “joint” meetings across affiliates allowing the portal Administrator the ability to centralize all distributions and communications to multiple affiliate boards.

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    6. Founders Appointed as Co-Chairmen of the Board of Directors of Chuy's Holdings, Inc.

      Founders Appointed as Co-Chairmen of the Board of Directors of Chuy's Holdings, Inc.

      AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Chuy's Holdings, Inc. CHUY +1.15% today announced the following changes to its Board of Directors. These changes, which are effective immediately, comply with certain NASDAQ Marketplace Rules related to board of directors' independence ahead of the allowable phase-in period following the loss of controlled company status.

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    7. D. Keith Grossman Joins ZELTIQ Board of Directors

      D. Keith Grossman Joins ZELTIQ Board of Directors

      PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZLTQ), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing products utilizing its proprietary controlled-cooling technology platform, today announced that D. Keith Grossman has joined its Board of Directors.

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    8. Inland Real Estate Corporation Appoints CEO Mark Zalatoris to Board

      Inland Real Estate Corporation Appoints CEO Mark Zalatoris to Board
      OAK BROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 25, 2013-- Inland Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: IRC) announced today that its board of directors has appointed Mark E. Zalatoris, its chief executive officer and president, to join the board as a director of the company. In addition, the company is commencing a search for an additional director who, upon appointment, would become its ninth board member.

       

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    9. USEC Inc. Adds Distinguished Businessmen to Board

      USEC Inc. Adds Distinguished Businessmen to Board
      BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 25, 2013-- USEC Inc. (NYSE:USU) announced today that its board of directors voted to expand the board from nine to eleven members and elected Michael Diament and Mikel H. Williams as new directors, effective immediately. Diament and Williams were appointed in consultation with certain holders of the Company's convertible senior notes due October 2014 as described below.
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    10. USEC Inc. Adds Distinguished Businessmen to Board

      USEC Inc. Adds Distinguished Businessmen to Board

      BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USEC Inc. (NYSE:USU) announced today that its board of directors voted to expand the board from nine to eleven members and elected Michael Diament and Mikel H. Williams as new directors, effective immediately. Diament and Williams were appointed in consultation with certain holders of the Company’s convertible senior notes due October 2014 as described below. “We ...

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    11. Owl Spring Targets Activism with a Hedge

      Owl Spring Targets Activism with a Hedge

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Activist investors such as Carl Icahn, Jeffrey Ubben of ValueAct Capital, Nelson Peltz of Trian Management and Bill Ackman of Pershing Square have spent 2013 engaging companies as big as Apple , Microsoft , Pepsico and Procter & Gamble , however, some funds entering the business are content to take on smaller parts of the stock market. Owl Spring Asset Management, a ...

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    12. Leading Humanitarian and Seasoned Financial Executive Curtis R. Welling Joins Sapient's Board of Directors

      Leading Humanitarian and Seasoned Financial Executive Curtis R. Welling Joins Sapient's Board of Directors

      BOSTON, Oct 25, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sapient(R)SAPE +0.38% announced today that Curtis R. Welling has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors, effective October 23, 2013. Mr. Welling, currently the President and CEO of leading humanitarian aid and crisis relief organization, AmeriCares Foundation, will also serve on Sapient's audit committee. A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience at the highest levels of the investment banking, securities and philanthropic industries, Mr. Welling's global business and financial acumen has led AmeriCares to deliver nearly $10 billion in aid to more than 164 ...

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