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    1. MSCI Inc. Appoints Robert Ashe to Board of Directors

      MSCI Inc. Appoints Robert Ashe to Board of Directors

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance services, announced today that Mr. Robert G. Ashe has joined the MSCI Inc. Board of Directors, effective December 2, 2013. Mr. Ashe will serve on the Audit Committee. Mr. Ashe retired from IBM in ...

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    2. CommonWealth REIT Issues Statement Vigorously Opposing Corvex/Related’s Attempt to Take Control of CWH

      CommonWealth REIT Issues Statement Vigorously Opposing Corvex/Related’s Attempt to Take Control of CWH

      NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CommonWealth REIT (NYSE: CWH) today issued the following statement in response to the notice by Corvex Management LP and Related Fund Management, LLC (“Corvex/Related”) of their intention to undertake a new consent solicitation following the Arbitration Panel’s ruling last week that Corvex/Related’s earlier consent solicitation was invalid: We are disappointed ...

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    3. Enanta Pharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Bruce L.A. Carter, Ph.D. to Board of Directors

      Enanta Pharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Bruce L.A. Carter, Ph.D. to Board of Directors

      WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTA) today announced the appointment of Bruce L.A. Carter, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors. Dr. Carter will also serve as a member of the Compensation and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. The Board also announced today the resignation of Helmut M. Schuhsler, Ph.D. as a director. “Dr. Carter’s combination ...

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    4. Golden Star Chairman to Become Non-Executive

      Golden Star Chairman to Become Non-Executive

      TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT:GSS) (TSX:GSC) (GSE:GSR) (“Golden Star” or the “Company”) reports that the Board of directors has decided to amend the title of the current Chairman of the Board to that of non-Executive. The Chairman, Tim Baker, was appointed as Executive Chairman in January 2013 coincidental with the appointment of Sam Coetzer as President and CEO ...

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    5. Two Former Oil Executives Join Board of N.H.-Based Mascoma

      Two Former Oil Executives Join Board of N.H.-Based Mascoma

      Lebanon, N.H. -- Mascoma Corporation, a New Hampshire-based bioconversion company, announced on Wednesday that they have appointed two new members to its board of directors. The new board members are: Steve Percy, former chairman and CEO of BP America, and Dan Nelson, former vice president of ExxonMobil. Mascoma is a bioconversion company that enables efficient production of fuels and chemicals from any source of biomass.

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    6. Citi Trends Announces Patricia Luzier’s Retirement from the Board of Directors

      Citi Trends Announces Patricia Luzier’s Retirement from the Board of Directors

      SAVANNAH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) today announced that on November 4, 2013, Patricia M. Luzier informed the Company of her decision to retire from the Board of Directors due to other business demands. Citi Trends also announced that Laurens M. Goff has joined the Company’s Board. Mr. Goff will serve on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, the Audit ...

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    7. ISS Recommends Brazil Fast Food Corp. Vote in Favor of Proposed Merger

      ISS Recommends Brazil Fast Food Corp. Vote in Favor of Proposed Merger

      RIO DE JANEIRO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brazil Fast Food Corp. (OTC Markets: BOBS) (the “Company”), the second largest fast-food restaurant chain in Brazil with 1,057 points of sale, today announced that Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”), a leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting services, has recommended that the holders of common shares of the Company vote “FOR” the ...

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    8. USEC Inc. Adds Distinguished Businessmen to Board

      USEC Inc. Adds Distinguished Businessmen to Board

      BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USEC Inc. (NYSE:USU) announced today that its board of directors voted to expand the board from nine to eleven members and elected Michael Diament and Mikel H. Williams as new directors, effective immediately. Diament and Williams were appointed in consultation with certain holders of the Company’s convertible senior notes due October 2014 as described below. “We ...

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    9. Insperity Appoints Carol R. Kaufman to Board of Directors

      Insperity Appoints Carol R. Kaufman to Board of Directors

      HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Insperity, Inc. (NYSE: NSP), a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America’s best businesses, today announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in the size of the board from eight to nine directors and that Carol R. Kaufman has been appointed to fill the newly created directorship effective November 1. Kaufman ...

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    10. AmeriGas Elects Brian R. Ford to Its Board of Directors

      AmeriGas Elects Brian R. Ford to Its Board of Directors

      VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AmeriGas Propane Inc., the general partner of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU), reported that Brian R. Ford, age 64, has been elected a director of AmeriGas Propane, Inc., effective November 1, 2013. Mr. Ford previously served as a partner of Ernst & Young LLP, a multinational professional services firm offering assurance, tax, consulting, and advisory ...

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    11. Fitch Downgrades J.C. Penney's IDR to 'CCC'

      Fitch Downgrades J.C. Penney's IDR to 'CCC'

      CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has downgraded the Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) on J.C. Penney Co., Inc. and J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. to 'CCC' from 'B-'. A full list of rating actions follows at the end of this press release. KEY RATING DRIVERS Higher than expected cash burn in 2013: The rating downgrades reflect higher than expected cash burn in 2013 and Fitch's concern that the ...

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    12. Paragon Responds to Colossal Losses at SED International

      Paragon Responds to Colossal Losses at SED International

      EASTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paragon Technologies, Inc.: October 1, 2013 Dear SED International Shareholders: On September 30, 2013, SED International Holdings (NYSE MKT:SED) announced one of its worst financial performances in its 33 year history. In 12 months, SED lost nearly $16 million. Of even greater concern is the 67% permanent loss – equivalent to $16.8 million or $3.14 per share – of ...

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    13. Shantanu Narayen Elected To Pfizer's Board Of Directors

      Shantanu Narayen Elected To Pfizer's Board Of Directors

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. today announced the election of Shantanu Narayen to its Board of Directors, effective September 27, 2013. Mr. Narayen also was appointed to the Corporate Governance and Science and Technology Committees of Pfizer’s Board. Mr. Narayen, 50, is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adobe Systems Incorporated and serves on Adobe’s Board of ...

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