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FGCU Institute for Responsible Corporate Governance to Offer an Insider's Look into a $1 Billion Options Backdating Crisis

FOR MYERS, FL - The Institute for Responsible Corporate Governance at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts The Honorable Edward Stringer, Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and member of the Special Litigation Committee on UnitedHealth Group; James T. Hale, Esq., UnitedHealth Group - Governance Consultant; and Danette Smith, Esq., Secretary to the Board of Directors - UnitedHealth Group, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 23 at the Sugden Welcome Center, in a program titled: "Born Out of Controversy: A Corporate Governance Success Story."

This is an insider's look into how the board of UnitedHealth Group turned an options backdating crisis into an extraordinarily high corporate governance rating. This workshop offers corporate governance professionals the opportunity to hear the story from both sides of the crisis and engage in an interactive question and answer session.

Registration begins at 2:30 p.m.; reception to follow program.

This is the last of the four-session spring Directors Series to be offered by the Institute for Responsible Corporate Governance at the Lutgert College of Business Center for Leadership & Innovation.

Seating is limited. To register by phone contact Kay Wingert at (239)590-7381or register online at

The cost is $25 in advance and $35 at the door with reserved seating.

For more information media representatives should contact Darlene Andert, director for Institute for Responsible Corporate Governance at (239) 590-7322 or

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