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    1. WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. Elects Jon Milton Peterson to Its Board of Directors

      WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. Elects Jon Milton Peterson to Its Board of Directors

      RESTON, Va., Dec 13, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. WFBI +1.75% the holding company of WashingtonFirst Bank, announced today the election of Jon Milton Peterson, Senior Vice President of The Peterson Companies, to its board of directors on December 9, 2013. "We are very excited to have an outstanding individual join our board," said President and CEO Shaza L. Andersen. "Jon has deep and enduring ties to the region and is an active and effective participant in the local business and charitable communities. His leadership in the community development industry will be a pivotal addition to the ...

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    2. Vermillion Board of Directors Elects James T. LaFrance as Chairman

      Vermillion Board of Directors Elects James T. LaFrance as Chairman

      AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a multivariate diagnostics company focused on gynecologic cancers and women's health, announced James T. LaFrance has been appointed a member of its board and was elected chairman of the board on December 12, 2013. Pursuant to the equity financing transaction announced on May 9, 2013, LaFrance was nominated by Jack W. Schuler, Vermillion's largest private shareholder.

       

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    3. Marathon Oil Corporation Board of Directors Elects Morris R. Clark Treasurer

      Marathon Oil Corporation Board of Directors Elects Morris R. Clark Treasurer

       HOUSTON, Dec 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Marathon Oil Corporation MRO +0.98%announced today that the Company's board of directors has elected Morris R. Clark, currently Marathon Oil assistant treasurer, to the position of vice president and treasurer effective Jan. 1, 2014. Clark will succeed Michael K. Stewart, in his role as treasurer, who has elected to retire after 28 years of service effective Jan. 1. Clark will continue to be located in Houston and report to John R. "J.R." Sult, Marathon Oil executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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    4. AECOM Board of Directors names Michael S. Burke to succeed John M. Dionisio as CEO and nominates Burke for election to Board

      AECOM Board of Directors names Michael S. Burke to succeed John M. Dionisio as CEO and nominates Burke for election to Board
      LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--December 11, 2013-- AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE:ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, announced today that its board of directors has elected AECOM President Michael S. Burke, 50, to succeed John M. Dionisio, 65, as chief executive officer (CEO), as part of a planned succession process. Dionisio will become executive chairman of the board of directors when Burke succeeds him as CEO, and joins AECOM's board of directors, on March 6, 2014.

       

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    5. Snapchat Just Landed Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton As An Investor, Board Member

      Snapchat Just Landed Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton As An Investor, Board Member

      New documents filed with the SEC show that Snapchat has raised another $50 million in investment, with a big name investor: Micheal Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment. Lynton is on Snapchat's board of directors, the filing confirmed. This latter news was previously reported in June. As we previously reported, new regulatory filings showed that Snapchat was about to raise a hefty chunk of money.

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    6. Citi Board Elects Duncan P. Hennes to Board of Directors

      Citi Board Elects Duncan P. Hennes to Board of Directors

      NEW YORK, Dec 11, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Citi's Board of Directors today announced that it has elected Duncan P. Hennes as a new independent director. "We are pleased to have Duncan Hennes join Citi's Board of Directors," said Citi Chairman, Michael E. O'Neill. "Mr. Hennes has broad experience in financial services with notable expertise in securities markets and risk management. We look forward to the insight he will bring to the Board.

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    7. Arthur J. Higgins Joins Endo Board of Directors

      Arthur J. Higgins Joins Endo Board of Directors

      /PRNewswire/ -- Endo Health Solutions (NASDAQ: ENDP) today announced that has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Endo also announced that , 60, will retire as a director, effective Recognized for his strategic capabilities, Mr. Higgins has over 30 years of domestic and international pharmaceutical industry experience.

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    8. Intevac Expands Its Board of Directors with Appointment of New Independent Director

      Intevac Expands Its Board of Directors with Appointment of New Independent Director

      today announced that it has appointed Matthew Drapkin to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Drapkin is a founding partner of Becker Drapkin Management, a Dallas-based investment firm that beneficially owns approximately 4.5% of Intevac's outstanding common stock and is one of Intevac's largest stockholders. With the addition of Mr. Drapkin, Intevac's Board of Directors will be expanded to eight directors, six of whom are independent.

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    9. BIOLASE Adds Two New Independent Directors to Its Board

      BIOLASE Adds Two New Independent Directors to Its Board

      IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) - BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of dental lasers, and a pioneer in laser surgery in other medical specialties, today announced that the Board of Directors (the "Board") has appointed James R. Talevich and Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., to the Board. Mr. Talevich and Dr. Low were appointed to the Audit Committee and Mr. Talevich was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee.

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    10. Sanmina Appoints Two New Members To The Board Of Directors

      Sanmina Appoints Two New Members To The Board Of Directors
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    11. OM Group Announces Appointment Of Carl Christenson To Board Of Directors

      OM Group Announces Appointment Of Carl Christenson To Board Of Directors

      CLEVELAND, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OM Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMG) today announced that its Board of Directors has named Carl R. Christenson as a director of the company, effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Christenson, who will serve with the class of directors that stand for re-election in 2015, fills a vacant seat on the Board, which as of January 1 will be comprised of eight directors including seven who are independent.

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    12. Boulder Brands, Inc. Announces Retirement of William Hooper from Board of Directors

      Boulder Brands, Inc. Announces Retirement of William Hooper from Board of Directors

      (Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- Boulder, CO (December 6, 2013) - Boulder Brands, Inc. (nasdaqgm:BDBD) announced today the retirement of William E. Hooper from the board of directors effective December 31, 2013. Mr. Hooper has served on the Boulder Brands Board since the Company's inception in 2005, and has served as the Company's senior marketing advisor since May 2007...

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    13. Bunge Limited Executive Chairman to Resign from Board of Directors on December 31, 2013

      Bunge Limited Executive Chairman to Resign from Board of Directors on December 31, 2013
      WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) today announced that Alberto Weisser will resign from its Board of Directors effective December 31, 2013, concurrent with his planned retirement as executive chairman. Mr. Weisser has served as executive chairman since June 2013, and previously served as chairman and CEO since 1999.
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    14. Twitter Adds Its First Ever Female Board Member — Marjorie Scardino

      Twitter Adds Its First Ever Female Board Member — Marjorie Scardino

      Twitter has added its first ever female board member, Marjorie Scardino.  Scardino is not much of Twitter user. It looks like she just sent her first tweet, a reply to Twitter announcing that she got the job. She follows only 15 accounts on Twitter.  Scardino was the former CEO of Pearson, so we're guessing Twitter was interested in her media/business chops, not her tweeting prowess. (If Twitter wanted a female power-user of Twitter, they could have added Katy Perry, we suppose.)...

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