Glass Lewis Establishes New European Centre in Ireland

Leading governance services firm expands network of hubs dedicated to in-region client service, research support and issuer communication

Oct 18, 2011, 08:00 ET from Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC

LIMERICK, Ireland, Oct 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glass, Lewis & Co., a leading independent governance services firm, today announced the launch of its newest office located in Limerick, Ireland. The new office will serve institutional investors throughout Europe. With the addition of the Limerick office, Glass Lewis expands its network of worldwide offices to five, which serve the company's increasingly global client base.

"Over the past five years, we've experienced tremendous demand for our global governance services. The new operations centre in Ireland will enable us to enhance the vote management services we provide our 900+ institutional investor clients worldwide and to bring a new dimension to our European research and analysis," said Katherine Rabin, Chief Executive Officer of Glass Lewis. "We look forward to working more closely with European investors, corporate issuers, regulators and standards-setting organisations."

The Glass Lewis Limerick office and its personnel will provide client service, operations and research support to clients. In addition, the establishment of an operations base in Europe will enable us to better engage with issuers throughout the year.

"Although we do not provide consulting services to corporate issuers, we believe it's important to meet with companies before and after the proxy season in order to discuss guidelines, research methodologies and issues specific to those companies," said Carla Topino, Associate Vice President, European and Emerging Markets Policy. "Our presence in Europe will enable us to enhance critical engagement and research processes."

About Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC

Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC is a leading independent governance services and investment research firm, serving institutional investors worldwide that collectively manage more than $15 trillion in assets. Glass Lewis supports the creation and preservation of long-term shareholder value through high-quality, objective analysis of governance, finance, accounting, legal, political and regulatory risks at tens of thousands of public companies across the globe; leading-edge vote management technology; and diligent client service.

Founded in 2003, Glass Lewis is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Ireland and Australia.

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