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    1. Mattress Firm to Acquire Sleep Train Which Solidifies Position as the Largest Border to Border, Coast to Coast Bedding ...

      Mattress Firm to Acquire Sleep Train Which Solidifies Position as the Largest Border to Border, Coast to Coast Bedding ...

      HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:MFRM), the leading specialty retailer of mattresses and related products and accessories in the United States today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding equity interests in The Sleep Train, Inc., the leading West Coast based bedding specialty retailer, for an aggregate ...

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    2. PTC Announces Declassification of its Board of Directors

      PTC Announces Declassification of its Board of Directors

      NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today announced that its Board of Directors has declassified the PTC Board, effective immediately. Instead of three classes of directors elected for staggered three-year terms, all PTC’s directors will be elected annually, beginning at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. "Our decision to declassify the Board of Directors is consistent with ...

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    3. Conn’s, Inc. Announces Appointment of Director

      Conn’s, Inc. Announces Appointment of Director

      THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Conn’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN), a specialty retailer of furniture, mattresses, home appliances, consumer electronics and provider of consumer credit, today announced that William E. Saunders, Jr. has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective as of August 1, 2014. Mr. Saunders will also become a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

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    4. PAR Technology Corporation Appoints Todd E. Tyler to Board of Directors

      PAR Technology Corporation Appoints Todd E. Tyler to Board of Directors

      NEW HARTFORD, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR) today announced that Todd E. Tyler has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Tyler was the Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Board of Directors at Lanyon, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software for the Hotel market. Under his leadership Lanyon grew from a small technology ...

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    5. Cablevision Declares Quarterly Dividend and Elects New Director to Its Board

      Cablevision Declares Quarterly Dividend and Elects New Director to Its Board

      BETHPAGE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share on each outstanding share of both its NY Group Class A Stock and NY Group Class B Stock. This quarterly dividend will be payable on September 5, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 15, 2014. The ...

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    6. Hormel Foods Announces New Board Members

      Hormel Foods Announces New Board Members

      AUSTIN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), announced the election of three new members to the Hormel Foods Board of Directors, effective July 28, 2014: Gary C. Bhojwani, chairman of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America; Sally J. Smith, president and chief executive officer of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.; and Steven A. White, president, Comcast West Division ...

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    7. New Board Governance Program Launched at the Harvard Faculty Club

      New Board Governance Program Launched at the Harvard Faculty Club

      AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intrabond Capital (Prof. Rodria Laline) and The Decision Institute (Prof. dr. Fred van Eenennaam) have joined forces with leading Harvard Business School professors Jay Lorsch and Krishna Palepu to once again organize a 4-day ‘Maximize Your Board’s Potential’ seminar on new board governance and leadership. Addressing key challenges and tools in new board governance As ...

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    8. PAR Technology Corporation Appoints John S. Barsanti to Board of Directors

      PAR Technology Corporation Appoints John S. Barsanti to Board of Directors

      NEW HARTFORD, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR) today announced that John S. Barsanti has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Barsanti is currently Chief Operating Officer for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse New York. Prior to that Mr. Barsanti held the roles of President of Crane Merchandising Systems, a business segment of Crane Co. (NYSE ...

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    9. Alnylam Elects Amy Schulman to its Board of Directors

      Alnylam Elects Amy Schulman to its Board of Directors

      CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today the election of Amy W. Schulman to its Board of Directors. Ms. Schulman is the former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Pfizer Inc., and served as the Business Unit Lead for Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare business. She currently serves on the faculty ...

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    10. BioRestorative Therapies Appoints The Honorable Paul Jude Tonna to its Board of Directors

      BioRestorative Therapies Appoints The Honorable Paul Jude Tonna to its Board of Directors

      JUPITER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioRestorative Therapies, Inc. ("BRT" or the "Company") (OTCBB:BRTX), a life sciences company focused on adult stem cell-based cellular therapies for various personal medical applications, today announced the appointment of The Honorable Paul Jude Tonna to its Board of Directors. Mr. Tonna will serve on the Audit, Compensation and Nominating committees of the ...

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    11. James C. Smith Elected to Pfizer’s Board of Directors

      James C. Smith Elected to Pfizer’s Board of Directors

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. today announced the election of James C. Smith to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Smith also was appointed to the Corporate Governance and Science and Technology Committees of Pfizer’s Board. Mr. Smith, 54, is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Thomson Reuters and serves on its Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment ...

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    12. Red Robin Appoints Cammie Dunaway to the Board of Directors

      Red Robin Appoints Cammie Dunaway to the Board of Directors

      GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ:RRGB) today announced the appointment of Cammie Dunaway, U.S. President and Global Chief Marketing Officer for KidZania, to its Board of Directors, effective June 24, 2014. Dunaway’s election fills an existing vacancy on the Board and brings the total number of directors to eight. “Cammie Dunaway is an outstanding ...

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    13. PixarBio Expands Board of Directors to Prepare for Future Growth

      PixarBio Expands Board of Directors to Prepare for Future Growth

      MEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PixarBio Corporation today announced two new members of the Board of Directors. David Cass will serve as an independent member and he’ll join the audit committee as well as the governance and nominating committee. Katrin Holzhaus will join the Board of Directors and serve as Secretary of the Board. In addition, Katrin will be a member of the governance and ...

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    14. Wintergreen Urges Coca-Cola to Address Conflicts Amid Buyout Speculation

      Wintergreen Urges Coca-Cola to Address Conflicts Amid Buyout Speculation

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citing its concern about possible conflicts of interest at The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) amid media speculation that 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway may be planning a transaction to take Coca-Cola private, Wintergreen Advisers today released the following letter. It is addressed to the independent directors who chair Coca-Cola’s Audit, Compensation, and Governance ...

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