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Equilar and Georgeson Partner on Boardroom Diversity Initiative


NEW YORK AND REDWOOD CITY, CA (February 13, 2018) —Georgeson and Equilar are partnering on a thought leadership series in 2018 to bring more awareness to the critical issues of corporate board composition and diversity.

As part of the agreement, Georgeson joins the KPMG Board Leadership Center and Semler Brossy Consulting Group as a partner on the Equilar Diversity Network (EDN) Advisory Council.

The firm will contribute to the Equilar Board Intelligence newsletter as well as "The Changing Face of America's Boardrooms," a recurring feature in C-Suite magazine, which highlights the contributions of diverse directors who have joined their first-ever boards. Joint thought leadership will also manifest through quarterly webinars as part of the Equilar Executive Network Series, centered on issues related to board composition, refreshment and assessment.

"We're proud to partner with Georgeson on research, analysis and insights with respect the changing boardroom landscape, particularly with respect to composition and diversity," said Belen Gomez, Senior Director of Research and Board Services at Equilar. "We share a common interest in bringing awareness to these issues across our wide range of corporate clients."

"We look forward to our partnership with Equilar to further the dialogue around this important topic," said Georgeson representative Brigid Cremin Rosati. "As reported in our 2017 Annual Corporate Governance Review, and recently highlighted by prominent investors, having a diverse board is tied to improved performance and long-term value creation. Together, with the Equilar Diversity Network, we will explore where board diversity efforts are working well, where they can be improved and the impact they are having."

To help support the efforts of those boards seeking diverse candidates for board succession, the Equilar Diversity Network (EDN) launched in 2016 within Equilar BoardEdge as the "registry of registries" for diverse director lists. Currently, EDN has more than a dozen partners featuring thousands of director candidates with diverse backgrounds, searchable within the BoardEdge database alongside nearly 200,000 executives and board members.


About Equilar

Equilar is the leading provider of board intelligence solutions. Its data-driven platforms, BoardEdge and Insight, provide tools for board recruiting, business development, executive compensation and shareholder engagement. Companies of all sizes, including 70% of the Fortune 500 and institutional investors representing over $15 trillion in assets, rely on Equilar for their most important boardroom decisions. Equilar also hosts industry-leading board education symposiums, conducts comprehensive custom research services and publishes award-winning thought leadership. Founded in 2000, Equilar is cited regularly by Associated Press, Bloomberg, CNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other leading media outlets. Visit www.equilar.com to learn more.

For more information, contact:

Dan Marcec
Director, Content & Communications
Equilar, Inc.
dmarcec@equilar.com
706-461-8333

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(650) 241-6655

press@equilar.com



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