January 30, 2004

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UCLA Anderson Hosts National Corporate Governance Conference

Los Angeles — UCLA Anderson School of Management and its Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will host the 7th Annual National Corporate Governance Conference. This day-long Galef Symposium, will be held on February 27, 2004 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. at UCLA Anderson. The symposium will  feature leading experts and will discuss issues focusing on the best practices and emerging trends in corporate governance and the issuance of equity.

"In the current rapidly changing climate, director and officer continuing education is evermore important, even vital to directors, boards and their firms," said Duke K. Bristow, Ph.D., an economist at the UCLA Anderson School and Governance Conference Chairman.

"This conference gives directors and officers productive access to over two dozen world-class experts on almost all aspects of directorship and best practices in corporate governance for public and private firms," said Bristow.

Conference Topics
Recruiting and retaining corporate directors
Building and managing an effective board
Improving transparency for investors
Overseeing successful initial and seasoned public offerings
Expanding investor interest and liquidity in a company's stock

Industry Experts
Sharon L. Allen, CPA, chairman, Deloitte & Touche LLP
John E. Anderson, CPA, Esq., president, Topa Equities, Ltd. and director, Topa Insurance, Dorchester Insurance, Ace Beverage, Mission Beverage, Paradise Beverages, West Indies Corp., Bellows International and Silver Star Motor Car
William Dale Crist, Ph.D., president (ret.), CalPERS, founding member, International Corporate Governance Network and chairman, Pacific Pension Institute
James M. Daly, associate director, Division of Corporate Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission
James E. Heard, CEO, Institutional Shareholder Services
Mark Heesen, president, National Venture Capital Association
Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (ret.), director, Fluor, Massey Energy and SBC Communications
Steven Lazarus, managing director, Arch Venture Partners and director, Amgen, Primark, First Consulting Group, R2 Technology and National Association of Corporate Directors
Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., Ph.D., associate professor and senior associate dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management, director, Nordstrom, Equity Marketing and K2 and governor, Investment Company Institute
Betsy Sanders, director, Wal-Mart, Washington Mutual and WellPoint
Katherine Schipper, Ph.D., board member, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Mark C. Terrell, CPA, executive director, KPMG's Audit Committee Institute
Ralph V. Whitworth, Esq., director, Apria, Relational Investors and Waste Management
Participant cost for the conference is $895, which includes admittance to the opening reception and Directors' Networking Dinner on February 26, 2004. For registration and additional information, please call 310-825-1795 or visit www.directors.org.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management is perennially ranked among the top-tier business schools in the world. Award-winning faculty renowned for their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment. Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,400 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs and doctoral programs.

UCLA Anderson's faculty includes outstanding educators and researchers who share their scholarship and expertise in such fundamental areas as finance, marketing, accounting, business economics, decision sciences, operations and technology management, human resources and organizational behavior, information systems, strategy and policy.

Recognizing that the school offers unparalleled expertise in management education, the world's business community turns to UCLA Anderson School of Management as a center of influence for the ideas, innovations, strategies and talent that will shape the future.

Contact Information

Media Relations, (310) 206-7707, media.relations@anderson.ucla.edu

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