February 29, 2012 - Succeeding with Financing in a Time of Economic Uncertainty

A Program for Corporate Directors, Executives and Financial Officers Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:30am – 1:30pm Executive Education Dining Room (JSOM 1.606), Naveen Jindal School of Management What is needed is not another reminder that your company is operating in an uncertain economic environment. While it is true that the economy continues to be weak and that the international and domestic financial situations pose serious questions, you and other executives need more definitive pointers for action. Both corporate and financing strategies are ripe for re-examination. This February 29th program will address these needs with particular emphasis on finance. The program, jointly sponsored by The Center for Finance Strategy Innovation (CFSI) and The Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance (IECG,) will feature a full panel session on financing solutions and related issues. Recommendations and experiences from both corporate and capital sources will be contrasted. The program includes lunch. The panel will address these questions, among others: • Given the continuing uncertainty in the economic environment, should financing plans be changed? • Should a company be opportunistic and look to short term actions or should it adopt a long-term plan? • What have been recent trends and changes in financing patterns that are significant? • Are there signs of recent improvement? • Are there new sources of capital? What sources are proving to be difficult to use? • Is private equity capital attractive? The panelists will include three corporate executives: Rick Pelini, Vice President and Treasurer of Lennox International; Henry Schopfer who has served as CFO of four mid-sized public companies where share value increased by 300%; and Mahesh Shetty, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Encore Enterprises. This is a well-qualified senior group. One of these gentlemen was named “CFO of the Year” by the Dallas Business Journal and another was a finalist. The panel will also include two distinguished bankers: David Whiting, Senior Vice President and head of Comerica Bank’s Technology and Life Services Division; and Suzanne Lovett, Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Capital Finance. The director of CFSI (The Center for Finance Strategy Innovation), Dr. David Springate, will moderate. One (1) hour CPE Credit pending – No prerequisites. Cost for the February panel session and lunch is $40. Parking permits will be sent to registered attendees.

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