CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - 12/13/10) - The world's first Internet-based campaign to increase shareholder value at Yahoo!, leading to a change in CEOs in 2007, was started by Dr. Eric Jackson and he's coming to Calgary.The Canadian Investor Relations Institute ("CIRI") Alberta Chapter, in partnership with Georgeson, are pleased to present "David vs. Goliath", the true story of how an activist investor took on the behemoth corporation, and won.
Global Proxy Watch named Jackson as one of its 10 "Stars" who positively influenced international corporate governance and shareowner value in 2007. Jackson will bring you inside an activist fund and describe the planning and resources it takes to successfully influence corporate strategy at a public company.Jackson appears regularly on CNBC and writes for TheStreet.com and RealMoney.com.Jackson holds a Ph.D. from the Management Department at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York, with a specialization in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, and holds a B.A. from McGill University. Jackson founded the Young Patrons' Circle at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, which is now the second largest social and philanthropic group of its kind in North America.About CIRI - event organizerCIRI is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. CIRI is dedicated to advancing the stature and credibility of the investor relations profession and the competency of its members. Visit www.ciri.org for more information.About Georgeson - partner sponsorGeorgeson, a Computershare company, is the world's foremost provider of strategic shareholder consulting services to corporations and shareholder groups working to influence corporate strategy. We offer unsurpassed advice and representation in mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and other extraordinary transactions. www.georgeson.comSpecial thanks to Marketwire for their support of CIRI Alberta and the dissemination of our releases.
Event: "David vs. Goliath" Corporate Governance and the Activist
Investor with Dr. Eric Jackson, Founder and Managing Member,
Date: January 18th, 2011
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: Sun Life Conference Centre
CIRI Alberta President