"Investor Choice" Showcase of Top RetailInvestorConferences.com Q4 2012 Presenting Companies 2013 schedule to include first-ever REIT conference and more concise presentations

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BetterInvesting (NAIC), PR Newswire, and MUNCmedia today announced the 2013 schedule calendar of the upcoming RetailInvestorConferences.com, the monthly online investor conference series. Individual investors, institutional investors, and analysts are invited.

There is no fee for anyone to log-in, attend the live presentations and ask questions.

LINK: www.retailinvestorconferences.com > red "register/ watch event now" button

RetailInvestorConferences.com is also highlighting the most viewed events from the final quarter of 2012.

Aflac (NYSE: AFL)

When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than 55 years, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force. Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For five consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In addition, Forbes magazine has named Aflac as one of America's Best-Managed Companies in the Insurance category. In 2011, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the thirteenth consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the tenth time. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL.

DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR)

DDR Corp (NYSE: DDR) is an owner and manager of 459 value-oriented shopping centers representing 117 million square feet in 39 states, Puerto Rico and Brazil. The company's assets are concentrated in high barrier-to-entry markets with stable populations and high growth potential and its portfolio is actively managed to create long-term shareholder value. DDR is a self-administered and self-managed REIT operating as a fully integrated real estate company, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DDR.

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM)

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y. that owns and operates North America's largest portfolio of neighborhood and community shopping centers. As of Sept. 30, 2012, the company owned interests in 922 shopping centers comprising 135 million square feet of leasable space across 44 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and South America. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 50 years.

Organovo (OTCQX: ONVO)

Organovo (OTCQX: ONVO) designs and creates functional human tissues using a proprietary three-dimensional bioprinting technology.  The Company focuses on developing a range of human tissues and disease models for medical research and therapeutic applications.  The Company's NovoGen™ three-dimensional bioprinting technology employs a specialized automated platform that works across all tissue and cell types. Organovo's bioprinter was named one of the "Best Inventions of 2010" by TIME Magazine and Organovo has been recognized as one of the most innovative companies of 2012 by MIT's Technology Review.  Organovo is helping pharmaceutical partners develop never before available human biological disease models in three dimensions that hold the potential to transform the business of therapeutic drug discovery and development. Organovo is also developing direct tissue therapies where precise structure and architecture may deliver the best clinical outcomes.  Organovo leads the way in solving complex medical research problems and building the future of medicine.

Petrobras (NYSE: PBR, PBR.A) (Bovespa: PETR3, PETR4)

Founded in 1953, Petrobras (NYSE: PBR, PBR.A; Bovespa: PETR3, PETR4) is a publicly traded corporation operating in an integrated manner in the following segments of the oil, gas, and energy industry: exploration and production; downstream, marketing, transportation and petrochemicals; distribution; natural gas, energy and biofuels. Acknowledged as the leader in deep and ultra-deep water exploration and production, Petrobras is one of the largest energy companies in the world.

Reed's, Inc. (NASDAQ: REED) 

Reed's, Inc.(NASDAQ: REED)  makes the top-selling natural sodas in the natural foods industry sold in over 13,000 natural food markets and supermarkets nationwide. Its six award-winning non-alcoholic Ginger Brews are unique in the beverage industry, being brewed, not manufactured and using fresh ginger, spices and fruits in a brewing process that predates commercial soft drinks. The Company owns the top-selling root beer line in natural foods, the Virgil's Root Beer product line, and the top-selling cola line in natural foods, the China Cola product line. In 2012, the Company launched Reed's Culture Club Kombucha line of organic live beverages. Other product lines include: Reed's Ginger Candies and Reed's Ginger Ice Creams. In 2009, Reed's started producing private label natural beverages for select national chains. Reed's products are sold through specialty gourmet and natural food stores, mainstream supermarket chains, retail stores and restaurants nationwide, and in Canada, as well as through private label relationships with major supermarket chains.

SodaStream International Ltd (NASDAQ: SODA)

SodaStream International Ltd (NASDAQ: SODA) is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of home beverage carbonation systems which enable consumers to easily transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. Soda makers offer a highly differentiated and innovative solution to consumers of bottled and canned carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. Our products are environmentally friendly, cost effective, promote health and wellness, and are customizable and fun to use. In addition, our products offer convenience by eliminating the need to carry bottles home from the supermarket, to store bottles at home or to regularly dispose of empty bottles. Our products are available at more than 60,000 retail stores in 45 countries around the world, including almost 15,000 retail stores in the United States. 

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NYSE: VNR)

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NYSE: VNR) is a publicly traded limited liability company focused on the acquisition, production and development of oil and natural gas properties. The Company's assets consist primarily of producing and non-producing oil and natural gas reserves located in the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico, the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana, the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma, the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana, Mississippi, and South Texas.

ICLUBcentral Educational Sessions

How Analysts Create Their Estimates

Stock investors often look to "analysts' estimates" of earnings and sales to inform their buy and sell decisions. But who are these analysts, and how do they come up with their estimates? Can they be trusted to be accurate? Learn how to incorporate analyst estimates into your own stock studies (including in Toolkit 6) in a practical and sensible way.

Top Investing Ideas for 2013

With questions about the direction of the economy, fiscal policy, and political bipartisanship clouding the picture for the year ahead, ICLUBcentral's Doug Gerlach cuts through the noise with his top stock and mutual fund picks for 2013. Selected by analysts from the company's three top-rated investing newsletters, the Investor Advisory Service, the SmallCap Informer, and the Mutual Fund Informer, the ideas presented in this session will help long-term oriented investors to earn superior returns in their stock and fund portfolios.  In addition, Editor-in-Chief Gerlach will discuss the methodology and performance results of the three newsletters, along with tips for putting them to maximum use in an individual investors' portfolios.

2013 SCHEDULE - book now!

  • January 10, 2013
  • February 7, 2013
  • March 7, 2013
  • April 4, 2013
  • May 2, 2013
  • June 6, 2013
  • July 11, 2013
  • August 8, 2013
  • September 12, 2013
  • October 3, 2013
  • November 7, 2013
  • December 5, 2013

On-demand events include:

SodaStream International, Ltd

NASDAQ: SODA

Aflac, Inc.

NYSE: AFL

Organovo Holdings, Inc.

OTC: ONVO

Saker Aviation Services, Inc.

OTC: SKAS

BBVA

NYSE: BBVA, MAD: BBVA

Santeon Group, Inc.

OTC: SANT

BioSpecifics Technologies Corp.

NASDAQ: BSTC

LINK: www.retailinvestorconferences.com > red "register/ watch event now" button

The next event is February 7th, 2013 — time slots are filling quickly: It is recommended that public companies book their preferred time slot now. Click here to email John Viglotti at PR Newswire. IR firms and PR firms are invited to contact Viglotti.

Planning calendar available: To facilitate investor relations scheduling and budgeting, a full calendar of Retail Investor Conferences.com dates is available at http://www.retailinvestorconferences.com/VRIC_calendar.html

About BetterInvesting

Since 1951, BetterInvesting (www.betterinvesting.org), the brand identity of the National Association of Investors Corporation, has helped over 5 million people become better, more informed investors. BetterInvesting, based in Madison Heights, Mich., helps its members build wealth through local, regional and national learning events as well as through Web-based tools, software, member publications and online resources. As the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to investment education, it provides investing knowledge and practical investing experience through local investment clubs, local volunteer chapters, online courses and an active online community. BetterInvesting and its subsidiary, ICLUBcentral, currently serve over 120,000 investors.

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About MUNCmedia

MUNCmedia (MUNCmedia.com) is the first Information Media Network and world leader in web-based Retail Investor Targeting solutions. We provide online corporate communications, research and media solution to companies worldwide. From targeting press releases one-to-one to individual investors to corporate video PR content, MUNCmedia helps companies deliver targeted and scalable messages to the precise audience in real-time. Hundreds of companies, IR and PR agencies, stock exchanges and integrated newswires rely on MUNCmedia services to deliver news messages to the retail financial community every day with measurable results. MUNCmedia was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, NY with regional offices in Bellevue, WA and Boston. We currently service over 300 direct public company issuers and 40 IR agency partners.

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