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    1. Mike Slessor Promoted to President of FormFactor, Inc. and Joins Board of Directors

      Mike Slessor Promoted to President of FormFactor, Inc. and Joins Board of Directors

      LIVERMORE, CA, Oct 24, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- FormFactor, Inc. FORM -14.75% today announced the appointment of Mike Slessor as president and as a member of the company's Board of Directors, and CEO Tom St. Dennis as Executive Chairman of the Board. St. Dennis' new role follows the decision of Carl Everett, current Chairman of the Board, to not run for re-election to the FormFactor Board at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Everett will assume the role of Lead Independent Director. All appointments are effective October 24, 2013.

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    2. Dr. Edward H. Frank Joins Fusion-io Board of Directors

      Dr. Edward H. Frank Joins Fusion-io Board of Directors

      SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Edward H. Frank, age 56, to the Board of Directors, effective October 21, 2013. Dr. Frank recently retired as vice president of Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering at Apple, Inc. He holds over 50 United States patents and is a Life Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University.

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    3. Dr. Amy E. Alving Elected to Fannie Mae Board of Directors

      Dr. Amy E. Alving Elected to Fannie Mae Board of Directors

      WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fannie Mae FNMA +16.38% today announced that the Board of Directors has elected Amy E. Alving to the company's Board. Dr. Alving, a seasoned technology leader, will complement other members' areas of expertise and strengthen the Board's governance of Fannie Mae's business transformation as the company improves its infrastructure and builds new capabilities to serve the future housing finance market.

       

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    4. EFactor Group Corporation Appoints Three New Independent Directors to Its Board of Directors

      EFactor Group Corporation Appoints Three New Independent Directors to Its Board of Directors

      SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (OTCBB:STDR) EFactor Group Corp. ("EFactor Group" or "the Company"), niche social network for entrepreneurs, today announced that its board of directors has approved the additions of three independent directors; Mr. Brian Banmiller, Mr. John Barbera, and Mr. Mark Stanich. These additions bring the total number of directors to seven, four of which are independent.

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    5. Responsys Chief Executive Joins YuMe Board of Directors

      Responsys Chief Executive Joins YuMe Board of Directors
      REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 23, 2013--YuMe, Inc. (NYSE:YUME), a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions, has appointed industry leader Daniel D. Springer to the company's Board of Directors. Springer brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience to the Board, driving innovation across industries.
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    6. EarthLink Announces Addition to Board of Directors; Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.05 per Share

      EarthLink Announces Addition to Board of Directors; Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.05 per Share

      ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) today announced the appointment R. Gerard Salemme to EarthLink's Board of Directors. Additionally, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.05 per share to be paid on December 20, 2013 to shareholders of record on December 6, 2013.

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    7. Blue Earth Appoints Governor Bill Richardson, Former Secretary of the Department of Energy, to the Board of Directors

      Blue Earth Appoints Governor Bill Richardson, Former Secretary of the Department of Energy, to the Board of Directors

      HENDERSON, NV, Oct 22, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Blue Earth, Inc. (otcqb:BBLU) is pleased to announce that Governor Bill Richardson has been appointed to the Board of Directors. Governor Richardson is a leading proponent of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. His extensive experience as a leader in energy policy at the state and federal level is expected to be of great benefit, as BBLU becomes a significant owner of distributed generation power plants and for our energy efficiency business and the roll out of our new battery and energy management control technologies. Additional directors are expected to be ...

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    8. Principal Solar Names Former Oncor Executive Brenda Jackson to Board of Directors

      Principal Solar Names Former Oncor Executive Brenda Jackson to Board of Directors

      DALLAS, Oct 22, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Principal Solar, Inc (PSI; OTC Pink: PSWW), a publicly traded solar energy holding company executing a unique roll-up strategy to create the world's first distributed solar utility, today appointed Brenda Jackson, former chief customer officer and senior vice president of Oncor, Texas' leading electric transmission and distribution service provider, to its Board of Directors. Jackson's expertise and experience in the electric energy sector will introduce opportunities for PSI to strengthen its market relationships and enhance the corporate value proposition.

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    9. KAYAK CEO Steve Hafner Joins Trulia Board of Directors

      KAYAK CEO Steve Hafner Joins Trulia Board of Directors

      SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 21, 2013-- Trulia, Inc. (NYSE: TRLA), a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals, today announced that Steve Hafner, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at KAYAK, has been appointed to Trulia's Board of Directors. Steve brings an exceptional track record of success and leadership from building KAYAK into a top consumer internet brand.

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    10. Parker Drilling Appoints Peter C. Wallace As Newest Member Of Board Of Directors

      Parker Drilling Appoints Peter C. Wallace As Newest Member Of Board Of Directors

      HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Parker Drilling PKD +3.83% announced the appointment on October 18, 2013 of Mr. Peter C. Wallace to the company's board of directors, increasing the board size from nine to ten. Mr. Wallace brings extensive senior leadership, product and business development, sales and marketing management, and operational experience at multinational companies operating in the oil and gas, power transmission, fluid management, and industrial manufacturing sectors. He will serve as a Class III member of the company's board of directors, with an initial term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders to ...

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    11. Neurotrope, Inc., Appoints Paul E. Freiman to the Company's Board of Directors

      Neurotrope, Inc., Appoints Paul E. Freiman to the Company's Board of Directors

      PLANTATION, Fla., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotrope, Inc. (OTCQB:NTRP) (the "Company") announced today that Paul E. Freiman has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Freiman has extensive pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry operating experience as a board member and Chief Executive Officer of private and publicly traded companies and is a pharmacist.

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    12. Michele G. Buck Joins New York Life Board

      Michele G. Buck Joins New York Life Board

      ]New York Life has elected veteran consumer products executive Michele G. Buckto its board of directors, effective Nov. 1.  She is president, North America, for The Hershey Co., a leading global manufacturer of chocolate and confectionary products and one of America’s most iconic brands. Ted Mathas, chairman and CEO of New York Life said, “The entire board is looking forward to having an individual with Ms. Buck’s extensive marketing experience, as well as leadership and business-building skills, in our deliberations.”

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    13. Cerus Announces Appointment of Daniel Swisher as New Chair of Board of Directors

      Cerus Announces Appointment of Daniel Swisher as New Chair of Board of Directors

      CONCORD, Calif., Oct 21, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cerus Corporation CERS 0.00% announced today that Daniel Swisher, a Cerus director since June 2011, has been elected Chair of the Cerus Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Swisher succeeds B.J. Cassin, who previously gave notice of his intent to retire from the Board, effective December 31, 2013, in order to devote more time to his family foundation.

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    14. Aratana Therapeutics names Wendy Yarno to its Board of Directors

      Aratana Therapeutics names Wendy Yarno to its Board of Directors

      KANSAS CITY, Kan. and BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PETX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the licensing, development and commercialization of innovative medications for pets, today announced that it has elected Merck & Co, Inc.'s former Chief Marketing Officer Wendy Yarno to its Board of Directors.

       

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    15. RetailMeNot, Inc. Appoints Square's Gokul Rajaram to Board of Directors

      RetailMeNot, Inc. Appoints Square's Gokul Rajaram to Board of Directors

      AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailMeNot, Inc. (NASDAQ: SALE), the operator of the world's largest digital coupon marketplace, today announced the appointment of Gokul Rajaram to its board of directors, effective October 15, 2013. Gokul joins the RetailMeNot board subsequent to the company's initial public offering in July 2013. Gokul is currently Product Engineering Lead at Square, where he leads software development for Square Register, a full point-of-sale system for local businesses, and other products.

       

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    16. Hulu Board Member Is In, Acting CEO is Out

      Hulu Board Member Is In, Acting CEO is Out

      As expected, the next-day-TV streaming site Hulu has named a Fox executive from its board to be its permanent chief executive.  Mike Hopkins has been the president of distribution for Fox Networks Group since 2008 and has been a Hulu director since 2011. He replaces Andy Forssell, a longtime Hulu exec who is leaving the company. Forssell served as acting CEO since March and has worked on Hulu's content and distribution side since 2007, the year the site was founded...

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    17. Ingredion Incorporated Names Rhonda Jordan to Board of Directors

      Ingredion Incorporated Names Rhonda Jordan to Board of Directors

      (Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- WESTCHESTER, Ill., October 16, 2013 - Ingredion Incorporated INGR +0.78% , a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, today announced the appointment of Rhonda Jordan to its Board of Directors, effective Nov. 1, 2013. Jordan, a 25-year veteran of Kraft Foods Inc., currently serves on the boards of Bush Brothers & Company, a food company best known for branded canned beans, and Colfax Corporation, a multi-platform manufacturing and industry enterprise...

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    18. Insignia Systems, Inc., Announces Addition to Board of Directors

      Insignia Systems, Inc., Announces Addition to Board of Directors
      MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 18, 2013-- Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG) today announced that Steven R. Zenz has been elected as a member of its Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Zenz is a former partner of the audit and advisory firm KPMG, where he served in various capacities in his 33 years with the firm, including partner in charge of the audit group and partner in charge of the firm's SEC and technical accounting practices in KPMG's Minneapolis, Minnesota and Des Moines, Iowa, offices as well as lead audit partner for many publicly-held ...
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