NIRI Rocky Mountain Chapter
Feb 2, 2009
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Public Company Disclosure: The Ever Changing Legal Landscape

Regulatory update by Brent Fassett, partner at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

DENVER, CO., February 2, 2009 - The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) announced today that its February 10th meeting will feature Brent Fasset, Partner at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, who will discuss regulatory topics impacting publicly-traded companies and their communication strategies. The talk, which will include best practices and current examples, will be geared toward investor relation officers, finance executives, corporate secretaries and other senior level directors.

Who: Brent D. Fassett is a partner in the law firm of Cooley Godward Kronish. Based in Colorado, his practice focuses on the representation of emerging growth companies and the investors that support them with a particular focus on life sciences and health care companies.
What: Mr. Fassett will provide an update on important regulatory topics affecting all publicly-traded companies, including the following:
  • New SEC guidance on the use of company web sites;
  • The SEC's 21st Century Disclosure Initiative;
  • XBRL initiatives; and
  • IR in a volatile market, including new short selling regulations.
  • Please click http://niri.barkerdesign.com/ to register for the meeting.

    When: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
    11:30 AM - Check-in
    Noon - 1:15 PM - Lunch and Presentation
    Where: The Denver Athletic Club
    1325 Glenarm Place
    Denver, CO
    303-534-1211
    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 (www.rockyniri.org) the following day. The presentation will be captured as a rich media recording courtesy of Boulder-based Catapult PR-IR (www.catapultpr-ir.com). 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 tdouglas@catapultpr-ir.com.

    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 includes over 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 www.rockyniri.org.

    Suzanne Brink
    Secretary & Chair, Communications
    Rocky Mountain Chapter, National Investor Relations Institute
    303-575-6501
    sbrink@royalgold.com