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The Deal Introduces Annual Corporate Governance Conference

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Deal, a business unit of TheStreet (NASDAQ:TST), has introduced a new annual conference, Corporate Governance 2016: Shareholder Activism and Value Creation. Hosted by Jim Cramer, Host, "Mad Money with Jim Cramer", CNBC and Founder, TheStreet, Inc., in New York City on June 6th, join respected leaders of the corporate and investor community to discuss the boardroom of the future and how to work constructively to influence management and address corporate governance.

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"We have entered a new phase of activism, where it's not necessarily failing companies that become the target, it's the good," said Jim Cramer, Co-Anchor of "Squawk on The Street" at CNBC. "So what do you do when an activist calls? Our inaugural Corporate Governance event will aim to create a code of conduct between directors and activists – it's time to examine what's right for the board, for the CEO, the chairman, and the shareholders."

Nelson Peltz, Founding Partner & CEO, Trian Fund Management; Brent L. Saunders, CEO, Allergan and David Faber, Co-Anchor, "Squawk on the Street", CNBC have been confirmed as keynote speakers.

The conference will feature these additional participants: Greg Dean Brenneman, Home Depot Board of Directors; André Choulika, Cellectis Inc.; Eric Jackson, SpringOwl Asset Management; J. Travis Laster, Chancery Court of the State of Delaware; Paula Loop, PwC; Richard Mansouri, Sandell Asset Management; Leslie Moeller, Strategy&; Robert L. Nardelli, XLR-8, Independent Director, Pep Boys and BWXT Technologies, Inc.; Thomas J. Quinlan III, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company; Clifton S. Robbins, Blue Harbour Group; David Rosewater, Morgan Stanley; Anne Sheehan, The California State Teachers' Retirement System; James C. Snyder Jr., Formerly of Family Dollar; Marc Trevino, Sullivan & Cromwell; Steven R. Walker, National Association of Corporate Directors.

Sessions will include: The Corporate Board of the Future & Current State of Play; The "Constructiveness" of Activism – When Does an Ownership Stake Become a Say in Management?; Best Practices in Effective Engagement, Collaboration and Response to Activist Campaigns and The Corporate Perspective:  Examining Corporate Governance Initiatives and Shareholder Management Programs.

Supporters of the conference include PwC, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Morgan Stanley and RR Donnelley Venue.

For more information about the conference, please visit Follow @TheDealNewsroom for updates on the event and use hashtag #corpgov to join the conversation.

For press tickets to the Corporate Governance conference, please contact Nicole Harris (212.321.5567; For information on how your organization can underwrite the event, please contact Emily Newman at 212.321.5565 (

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