NIRI Rocky Mountain Chapter
Dec 1, 2009

What Investor Relations Officers and Governance Professionals Need to Know for the 2010 Proxy Season: Rule 452 and other SEC Regulations

DENVER, CO., December 1, 2009 - The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) announced today that its December 8, 2009 meeting will feature a panel of proxy experts who will discuss recent SEC changes including the latest NYSE Rule 452 which eliminates broker discretionary voting for board members. Panel members will summarize other important SEC rules, provide key data on proxy voting patterns in 2009, and give recommendations for how to prepare for the 2010 proxy season.

Who: The panel will consist of:
David Drake - President, Georgeson
Frederick J. Marquardt - Managing Director, Morrow & Co., LLC
Don Kittell - Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs, Broadridge Financial Solutions
Steve Nutt (moderator) - Account Executive, Broadridge
What: A discussion of key information that investor relations officers, corporate secretaries,
and governance professionals need to know prior to the upcoming proxy season.

Please click to register for the meeting.

When: Tuesday, December 8, 2009
11:30 AM - Check-in
12:00 - 1:15 PM - Lunch and Presentation

Where: The Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO
Cost: NIRI Members - $38
Non-members - $55

For members who are unable to attend the presentation, it will be available via a link on the home page of the Chapter's Web site ( the following day. The presentation will be captured as a rich media recording courtesy of Boulder-based Catapult PR-IR ( Just click on the link to play back automatically. All that is needed is a Windows Media Player and preferably high-speed Internet access. Please send your feedback to Terri Douglas, Catapult PR-IR at

About NIRI and the Rocky Mountain Chapter

With more than 4,300 members in 35 chapters around the country, the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) sets the highest standards in education designed to advance the practice of investor relations and meet the growing professional development needs of those engaged in the field. The Rocky Mountain Chapter represents most of the major public companies in the Rocky Mountain region with a membership that averages about 100 corporate practitioners, IR consultants and IR-related service providers. The chapter holds regular monthly meetings and special events featuring experts on leading issues affecting publicly traded companies and the investor relations profession. For more information on the Rocky Mountain Chapter, please visit its Website at


Suzanne Brink
Secretary & Chair, Communications
Rocky Mountain Chapter, National Investor Relations Institute