National Association of Corporate Directors to Acquire Directorship

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), an organisation dedicated to exemplary board leadership, is to acquire the assets of Directorship LLC which include NACD Directorship Magazine, www.directorship.com, the Global Boardroom Forum and the Directorship 100 Forum – media properties celebrating the most influential people in the boardroom and board governance. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of June 2010. Directorship LLC provides corporate governance news, research, and boardroom intelligence for directors of public companies.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“As the current environment is rapidly changing and expanding the needs of directors, the new combined organization will enable us to better leverage our intellectual capital and extend our service leadership position with our members, business partners and stakeholders,” said Ken Daly, President & CEO, NACD.  “NACD is dedicated to improving our members’ knowledge, skills and performance.  Bringing together our resources with Directorship’s, will further extend NACD’s position as the Voice of the Director.”

“We at Directorship are excited about our future with NACD as one organization in which leading board directors can more easily access the widest range of resources in the areas of director education, corporate governance news, and boardroom research. The combination will clearly enhance NACD’s role as the go-to partner for directors seeking to build a more dynamic board culture and drive efficiency and effectiveness in the boardroom,” said Jeffrey M. Cunningham, CEO, Directorship. In the new organization, Jeff Cunningham is to become a managing director and senior advisor to Ken Daly, President & CEO, NACD.

Location: USA, Washington, MA

Ref: F231109-477

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