NYMAR and NASDAQ OMX Event to Feature Corporate Governance Issues

Prominent Industry Leaders Voice Opinions on Effectiveness and Future

NYMAR (New York Maritime Inc.) and NASDAQ OMX will host a seminar addressing Corporate Governance Issues on September 7th. It will be held at NASDAQ’s Times Square Headquarters immediately following the ringing of the closing bell by NYMAR at 4:00PM. The event is being sponsored by Seward & Kissel.

The seminar will be moderated by Seward & Kissel partner Larry Rutkowski (pictured) and will feature industry notables including Edward S. Knight, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Regulatory Officer, The Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc., Paul Leand Managing Director and CEO, AMA Capital , Felipe Menendez CEO, Ultrapetrol NASDAQ: ULTR-US, Harry Toll Managing Partner, Alterna Capital, Owner.

“Corporate governance can often be the benchmark between success and failure”, observed Larry Rutkowski. “Understanding its implications, effectiveness and preparing for things down the road are critical to corporate sustainability.”

NYMAR’s Chairman, Peter Shaerf added: “At NYMAR, we feel that offering our members quality programs and networking opportunities is one of our core missions. We are delighted to partner with NASDAQ OMX, and look forward to an enlightening seminar. Ringing the closing bell is the icing on the cake.”

Cost to attend the event is $45 for NYMAR members and $90 for non-members. To attend, please contact Carleen Lyden-Kluss at info@nymar.org.

NYMAR is a member based association of maritime companies in the greater metropolitan New York area which has made great strides in promoting the benefits of the region as a maritime business center in order to attract more businesses to share in the opportunities available in this robust area. It hosts an annual seminar, and participates in many area conferences and events. For more information, go to www.nymar.org.