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PR Newswire & Vintage to Showcase “How Are Investors Consuming Your Investor Relations Content?” at National Investor Relations Institute 2016 IR Fundamentals Conference

Understanding Wall Street and Main Street investors drive conversations at annual event in Boston MA, Sept 18 – 21

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NEW YORK, Sept 9, 2016 / PR Newswire / — PR Newswire & Vintage, the capital markets and corporate services division of PR Newswire, today announced that the company will be presenting their Investor Relations and Regulatory Compliance solutions at the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) 2016 IR Fundamentals Conference, Boston MA, Sept 18 – 21. The four day event is in the Westin Waterfront Hotel.

Recognized as the industry’s intelligent value, the companies’ SEC compliance and IR specialists will be guiding attendees through the company’s comprehensive solution suite including:

  • IR websites
  • Earnings conference calls
  • Investor visibility
  • EDGAR and XBRL programs
  • News distribution

Of special discussion this year will be the distribution of Shareholder Confidence 365 Study: How Wall Street and Main Street Compare When Researching Stocks.

Order your free copy of this 30 page report. (click image)

Order your free copy of this
30-page report. (click image)

Initially launched in 2012, the Shareholder Confidence 365 Study is an ongoing survey targeted at two key constituents with whom public companies communicate: institutional investors and individual investors. It was the first study of its kind — directly asking investors how they consume investor relations content. In 2014, we published an updated study.

The report may be ordered here: http://e.prnewswire.com/Shareholder-confidence-365-study.html

For this 2016 iteration, the report segments and compares the results between institutional investors and individual investors. To date, 6,870 responses have been accumulated from a pool of 16,000 buy-side analysts & portfolio managers and from over 15,000 long-term holding retail investors. There are 29 questions.

Questions include:

  • How often do you visit IR websites?
  • Why do visit IR websites?
  • Do you use Twitter for stock research?
  • Would a CEO video instill trust?
  • Do you use earnings estimates?

Currently, Vintage – PR Newswire has over 1000 PR and IR websites. Please visit Vintage today for more information: www.thevintagegroup.com

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About Vintage

Vintage, a PR Newswire division, is a top-three provider of full-service regulatory compliance and shareholder communications services, delivered across our three practice areas: Capital Markets, Corporate Services and Institutional & Fund Services.

Founded in 2002 and acquired by PR Newswire in 2007, Vintage has evolved to become the industry’s intelligent value choice. We deliver a flexible balance of people, facilities and technology to ensure that regulatory compliance and shareholder communications processes are efficient, transparent and painless. Services include IPO registrations, transactions, virtual data rooms, EDGAR & XBRL filing, typesetting, financial printing and investor relations websites. www.thevintagegroup.com

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire, a Cision company, is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms and distribution that marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers leverage to engage key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to- end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — and then distribute and measure results. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today’s communication professionals.

Media Contact:

Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services
PR Newswire & Vintage
+1 201.942.7157
bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

The SEC is closed for Labor Day: Monday, September 5

In honor of Labor Day, the SEC is closed on Monday, September 5, 2016. No files can be received. Plan accordingly with your Vintage Account Team.

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Files submitted after 5:30 pm ET, Friday, September 2, 2016 will receive a filing date of Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and will be posted to the public on September 6, 2016 at 6:00 am ET.

As with other holiday closings, the following file types will receive a Friday, September 2, 2016 filing date if filed by 10:00 pm ET on Friday:

  • Section 16 filings (3, 3/A, 4, 4/A, 5, 5/A)
  • Filings pursuant to Rule 462(b)

For any filing with a due date of Monday, September 5, 2016, the SEC will move the due date to the next business day, Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

Please contact your Vintage representative if you foresee any deadline conflicts. We’re always here to help!

DOWNLOAD A 2016 SEC HOLIDAY AND DEADLINE CALENDAR HERE.

Have a great picnic!

Reg A+ worksheet walks emerging growth companies through registration process

In advance of today’s Bloomberg webinar (Reg A+ vs. conventional IPO), it may be helpful to have the Regulation A+ Worksheet for Form 1-A in close proximity.

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This downloaded PDF will walk you through the information and data the SEC requires if you are considering a Reg A+ registration.

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Since the “revamp” of Reg A into Reg A+, 105 companies filed initial 1-A offering statements with the SEC. Compare that with 116 conventional S-1 IPO registrations… and it is clear that Reg A+ is escalating as a viable option.

Is it the right option for your client or company? Tune in today at one o’clock. Experts from PWC, McDermott Will & Emery and our own beloved Gordon Ruckdeschel will help you decide.

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FREE WEBINAR: Regulation A+ or Traditional IPO ~ Which will best help you grow?

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The new Regulation A+ went into effect in June of 2015 with the intent of reviving the smaller IPO market by allowing companies to accept funds from both accredited and non-accredited investors. This has provided a new option for companies to raise capital for growth.

There are a variety of differences between making a Regulation A+ Offering and making an Initial Public Offering in order to raise capital, and each type of offering can have benefits for different types of companies.

Securities lawyers are eligible for CLE credit!

Join us for this 60-minute webinar, where our panelists will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of making a Regulation A+ Offering versus a traditional Initial Public Offering, what to take into consideration when determining which type of offering to make, and the main differences in the processes of making each type of offering.

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Get detailed “how-to” advice from our experts.

Educational objectives:

  • Gain an overview of Regulation A+ offerings and traditional IPOs
  •  The benefits and disadvantages of each type of offering
  • Strategies and primary considerations when determining which type of offering to make

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

Securities attorneys; practitioners advising companies of all sizes; CFOs at companies of all sizes; finance and accounting professionals.


Our expert panel:
GARY EMMANUEL, PARTNER, MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY

Mr.Gary Emmanuel focuses his practice on corporate securities matters.  With over 15 years of experience, Mr. Emmanuel represents both domestic and foreign companies that are navigating the process of capital raising, including initial public offerings, registered direct offerings, follow-on offerings, private placements, private investment in public equities (PIPEs) and bridge financings. He has worked extensively with biotechnology and other life science companies, both as company counsel and as underwriter’s counsel.  He advises companies on issues relating to disclosure, periodic reporting, corporate governance, American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programs, and the rules of the NYSE MKT, NYSE and NASDAQ. He also counsels companies in a wide variety of corporate transactions including licensing, reverse mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.  Mr. Emmanuel previously served in the Military Court of Appeals of the Israel Defense Forces during his army service and holds the military rank of legal officer.

Mr.Emmanuel is admitted to practice in New York and Israel.  He earned his LLB, with honors, from Queen Mary University of London and his LLM from Yeshiva University – Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.


DAVID ETHRIDGE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, DEALS & U.S. IPO SERVICES LEADER, PWC

Mr.David Ethridge is the Managing Director in the firm’s Deals practice and U.S. IPO Services leader. He helps PwC clients prepare for accessing the equity capital markets through an IPO, advising them throughout the life of the IPO process, from pre-IPO readiness assessment to planning, the offering process, potential pitfalls and challenges and beyond.

Mr.Ethridge is a veteran IPO professional with more than 25 years of experience built around the equity capital markets, advising clients to globally on their plans to access the U.S. equity markets via IPOs, follow-on offerings, Convertibles, registered direct, and PIPEs. Prior to his role at PwC, he led the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Capital Markets practice for five years, a role which follows 20 years of experience in investment banking. Under his leadership, the NYSE became the overall leader both in the U.S. and globally for IPOs, most notably in the technology sector. Throughout his career, he has advised and executed over 100 IPOs; including helping execute the largest IPO in history when he was leading the NYSE team.

Mr.Ethridge received a M.B.A from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in economics from Davidson College.


GORDON RUCKDESCHEL, VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS, THE VINTAGE GROUP

Mr. Gordon Ruckdeschel has over twenty years of experience in the mutual fund and EDGAR/financial services industry.  He currently manages Operations for Vintage (a division of PR Newswire), including the full service EDGAR, XBRL, typesetting and print capabilities across Vintage’s three practice areas (Capital Markets, Corporate Services and Funds & Institutional Services).  Previously, Mr. Ruckdeschel headed up the organization’s Investment and Structured Finance account team.  He is continually learning and managing new projects, most recently working with staff and clients on Regulation A+ filings.

NIRI conference photos (batch 3) and Wall v. Main report about investors

Why do we like attending the National Investors Relations Institute 2016 Annual Conference? Because it’s the only time when passionate IR practitioners (and decision maker$) get together to share ideas, swap notes and have a little comradery-ish fun.

Yeah. We love this IR stuff. It was the perfect environment to introduce our new “Shareholder Confidence 365 Study” paper.

You can order a printed copy here.


NIRI PHOTOS BATCH #3! Click here for batch #2

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Thank you to the NIRI Staff and the members for such a positive experience! See you in Orlando, 2017!

 

NIRI conference photos (batch 2) and new study about investors

We’re still celebrating our success at the National Investors Relations Institute 2016 Annual Conference last week. Our self-proclaimed “Maslow Hierarchy of Shareholder communications” messaging was a springboard for excellent conversations. Many, many follow-up calls this week.

In addition to the hierarchy, our new “Shareholder Confidence 365 Study: How Wall Street and Main Street Compare When Researching Stocks”  booklet was extremely well received.

You can order a printed copy here.


NIRI PHOTOS BATCH #2! Click here for batch #1

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Thank you to the NIRI Staff and the members for such a positive experience!

NIRI conference photos (batch 1) and new study about investors

The National Investors Relations Institute 2016 Annual Conference has come and gone – and even in our “politically awkward economic environment” by our metrics, it was a YUGE success! Kudos to NIRI CEO & President Jim Cudahy and his team.

In addition to the enthusiasm members had for our “I Love IR” marketing silliness, our new “Shareholder Confidence 365 Study: How Wall Street and Main Street Compare When Researching Stocks” booklet was extremely well received.

You can order a printed copy here.


NIRI PHOTOS BATCH #1!

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Thank you to the NIRI Staff and the members for such a positive experience!

Expert from Vintage To Speak on SEC Regulation A+ and the “Mini IPO” at Marcum MicroCap Conference

Panel discussion: The pros, cons and limitations – how to determine if Regulation A+ is right for your company 

NEW YORK, May 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Vintage, the capital markets, corporate services and institutional & fund services division of PR Newswire, is pleased to announce that their Director of EDGAR Operations, Chris Pinilla, has joined a panel of industry experts to offer insight on the process of SEC Regulation A+. The panel will be presenting at the 2016 Marcum MicroCap Conference held on June 1 – 2 at the Grand Hyatt, NYC.

In advance of the conference, Vintage has released its Regulation A+ Worksheet for Form 1-A. This document will guide Emerging Growth Companies and their advisors through the Reg A+ SEC filing process.

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Marcum MicroCap Conference Panel: Understanding Regulation A+ and the ‘Mini IPO’ 

Moderator:
David Feldman, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Speakers include: 

  • Chris Pinilla, Vintage
  • Cromwell Coulson, OTC Markets Group Inc.
  • Mark Elenowitz, Tripoint Global Equities, LLC
  • John Hughes, Marcum LLP

In addition to Mr. Pinilla, representatives from Vintage will be attending the conference to discuss many topics germane to Emerging Growth Companies regarding SEC compliance and shareholder communications.

Vintage is the #1 filing agent of SEC Form 1-A (Reg A+) filings on behalf of their clients.

Download the worksheet here: http://e.prnewswire.com/Vintage_RegA_Worksheet.html

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About Vintage

Vintage, a PR Newswire division, is a top-three provider of full-service regulatory compliance and shareholder communications services, delivered across our three practice areas: Capital Markets, Corporate Services and Institutional & Fund Services. Founded in 2002 and acquired by PR Newswire in 2007, Vintage has evolved to become the industry’s intelligent value choice. We deliver a flexible balance of people, facilities and technology to ensure that regulatory compliance and shareholder communications processes are efficient, transparent and painless. Services include IPO registrations, transactions, virtual data rooms, EDGAR & XBRL filing, typesetting, financial printing and investor relations websites. 

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company. 

Media Contact:
Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services
PR Newswire & Vintage
+1 201.942.7157

bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

How to be proactive towards activism – video webinar now available

As the GOP has certainly learned, activists can come out of nowhere. Last week, hundreds of IROs, CFOs, securities lawyers and other capital market participants registered for our webinar to help themselves understand activists – both pro and con.

Our experts:

  • Kai Haakon E. Liekefett, Partner and Head of Shareholder Activism Response Team, Vinson & Elkins
  • Richard Grubaugh, Senior Vice President, D.F. King
  • Greg Taxin, Managing Member, Spotlight Advisors, LLC 

Here is a snippet to entice you or to scare you.

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Click the View button to hear the complete “Corporate Governance in the New Shareholder Activism Landscape” event in its entirety.

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Oh, if you’re more of a reader than a listener, this activism whitepaper is for you!

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Experts Teach How to Mitigate Activist Shareholders: Bloomberg BNA and Vintage Webinar, May 5

RSVP now for “Corporate Governance in the New Shareholder Activism Landscape” with advice from Vinson & Elkins, D.F. King and Spotlight Advisors, LLC 

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Vintage, the capital markets, corporate services and institutional & fund services division of PR Newswire, today announced that it has teamed with Bloomberg BNA to host a free webinar:

Corporate Governance in the New Shareholder Activism Landscape

  • Thursday, May 5, 2016
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Pre-register now and earn up to 1.0 CLE credit

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RSVP: http://www.bna.com/corporate-governance-new-m57982069603/

Minimize the possibility for shareholder activism and outside influence on your company’s decision-making and governance. Discover how to effectively file accurate and complete disclosures in compliance with federal securities rules and regulations. Discussions will include:

  • Understand vulnerabilities that can make a company susceptible to shareholder activism
  • Learn the types of securities filing obligations that can help minimize these vulnerabilities
  • Obtain practical advice for filing public disclosures

Hosted by Bradley H. Smith, PR Newswire / Vintage’s Director of Marketing, Investor Relations and Regulatory Compliance Services, the webinar features real-world expertise from all sides of an activism campaign.

  • Kai Haakon E. Liekefett, Partner and Head of Shareholder Activism Response Team, Vinson & Elkins
  • Richard Grubaugh, Senior Vice President, D.F. King
  • Greg Taxin, Managing Member, Spotlight Advisors, LLC 

In addition to the live CLE webinar, a new companion whitepaper titled “How to engage with investors in the age of the activist” is now available for download: http://e.prnewswire.com/investors-in-the-age-of-the-activist-investors.html

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About Vintage

Vintage, a PR Newswire division, is a top-three provider of full-service regulatory compliance and shareholder communications services, delivered across our three practice areas: Capital Markets, Corporate Services and Institutional & Fund Services.

Founded in 2002 and acquired by PR Newswire in 2007, Vintage has evolved to become the industry’s intelligent value choice. We deliver a flexible balance of people, facilities and technology to ensure that regulatory compliance and shareholder communications processes are efficient, transparent and painless. Services include IPO registrations, transactions, virtual data rooms, EDGAR & XBRL filing, typesetting, financial printing and investor relations websites. www.thevintagegroup.com  

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company. www.prnewswire.com 

Media Contact:

Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services
PR Newswire & Vintage
+1 201.942.7157
bradley.smith@prnewswire.com