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Wells Fargo Wins Best Board Diversity Initiative Award



ATLANTA & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– NYSE Governance Services, a subsidiary of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ICE), this monthannounced the winners and finalists of its 3rd annual Governance, Risk, and Compliance Leadership Awards. The awards program recognizes exemplary leaders in governance, risk and compliance.

Wells Fargo (No. 12 on the 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity) won the award for Best Diversity Board Initiative.

“NYSE Governance Services would like to congratulate the individuals and organizations that have truly exemplified the highest standards of compliance, ethics and governance. Their dedication and noteworthy achievements truly set the bar for best practices and standards in corporate governance, which plays an integral role in a company’s success and long-term value to its shareholders,” said Adam Sodowick, President, NYSE Governance Services.

Eligible candidates included all publicly traded companies in the U.S., regardless of listed exchange. The award recipients were selected by an independent panel of judges, who bring a range of governance and compliance expertise to the program.

2016 Judges Panel:

Luis Aguilar, Former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

William Chandler III, Former Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

John Coates, Harvard Law School, Research Director of the Center on the Legal Profession & Professor of Law and Economics

Veta Richardson, President and CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel

F. Daniel Siciliano, Professor & Faculty Director, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School

Darla Stuckey, President and CEO, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals

Gretchen Winter, Senior Director, Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, College of Business, University of Illinois

Best Board Diversity Initiative Award

The company that is awarded in this category will have shown that its board represents a diverse breadth of experience, industry, age, ethnicity, and gender, and that such diversity is also represented and carried forth as a cultural imperative throughout the fabric of the organization.

2016 Winner: Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC)

2016 Finalists:


Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR)

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA)

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP)

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC)

About NYSE Governance Services

NYSE Governance Services is the leading governance, compliance, and education solutions provider for companies and their boards of directors. Through a complete set of technology-enabled and data-driven solutions designed to address compliance, accountability, and risk management, NYSE Governance Services helps companies comprehensively build a culture of integrity from employee to board level. NYSE Governance Services is a subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange Group, an Intercontinental Exchange company (NYSE:ICE).


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