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Pristine Advisers Presentation

  1. 1. Investor Relations and Media Relations<br />Presented by:<br />Patricia Baronowski, President<br />Pam O’Brien, Senior Vice President<br />Theresa Barrows, Vice President<br /><br />
  2. 2. Services Offered<br />USA<br /><ul><li>Investor Relations
  3. 3. Media Relations
  4. 4. Public Relations
  5. 5. Shareholder Identification & Monitoring
  6. 6. Corporate Governance Consulting
  7. 7. Shareholder Material Distribution</li></ul>INTERNATIONAL<br /><ul><li> Investor Relations
  8. 8. Media Relations
  9. 9. Public Relations
  10. 10. Global Shareholder Identification
  11. 11. Investor Relations Support
  12. 12. Corporate Governance Consulting
  13. 13. Debt-holder Identification and Communication
  14. 14. Corporate Actions/Information Agent</li></li></ul><li>Pristine Advisers vs. Competitors<br /><ul><li> Service oriented firm
  15. 15. Lowest client/account executive ratio among major IR/PR firms
  16. 16. Choose to handle a limited number of complex assignments at any time
  17. 17. Global clients get personal attention from our senior executives
  18. 18. No client, regardless of size, is ever lost in our firm’s environment
  19. 19. ONLY firm in the industry to offer IR/PR/Media Relations under one roof
  20. 20. Experience
  21. 21. All executives have at least seven years of experience in the field
  22. 22. Senior managements’ average experience ranges between 17 - 25 years
  23. 23. Executives are well known in the closed end fund industry and have a highly regarded reputation as the “go-to” people for information and guidance</li></li></ul><li>Corporate Governance Consulting<br />Working alongside Warren Antler, a seasoned veteran in the closed end fund proxy space, who hosts a comprehensive database of voting histories of institutional investors on specific agenda items<br />• Database identifying those institutions that use proxy voting agencies<br /><ul><li>USA
  24. 24. ISS
  25. 25. Glass, Lewis & Company
  26. 26. GMI
  27. 27. UK
  28. 28. National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF)
  29. 29. RREV (NAPF and ISS)
  30. 30. Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC)
  31. 31. Hermes – Equity Ownership Service (EOS)
  32. 32. Governance for Owners (Butler and Brown from Hermes)
  33. 33. Continental Europe
  34. 34. Proxinvest
  35. 35. SCGOP (Netherlands)</li></ul>• Projection of voter support/opposition to specific proposals<br />
  36. 36. Your Investor Relations Program<br />Key elements of a successful Financial Communications program<br />• A committed and knowledgeable management team<br />• Effective use of a company’s internal resources<br />• Continuous flow of information to key financial market constituents regarding corporate strategy and operations<br />• Committed to providing the Street with credible and consistent financial information and guidance<br />• Constant feedback on trends and shifts in market sentiment<br />
  37. 37. Your Investor Relations Program<br />Key objectives<br />• Raise profile of Company<br />• Develop & maintain shareholder base<br />• Develop & maintain sell-side analyst following<br />• Position Company favourably against peer group<br />• Customize corporate & financial information for effective communication<br />
  38. 38. Tools for Successful Investor Relations Program<br />Many companies seek IR assistance but do not want the monthly commitment or high costs. We offer:<br />• Perception studies<br />• Message development/positioning<br />• Investor Targeting <br />• Road-show / Meeting set-up<br />• Event Planning<br />• Conference Calls<br />• Overall Strategic Counsel<br />• Earnings Support & Guidance<br />• Call Centers (Inbound & Outbound)<br />• Dedicated Toll Free Numbers for your clients<br />• Website Support and Development<br />
  39. 39. Tools for SuccessfulInvestor Relations Program<br />A sound media relations program is pivotal for transparency to the capital markets. We will help to:<br /><ul><li>Raise profile of company in financial community.
  40. 40. Develop regular stream of news, industry/market information, and story ideas.
  41. 41. Develop strong relationships with key journalists.
  42. 42. Position company as “go-to” resource for media.
  43. 43. Achieve consistent positive media placements in financial and trade outlets that are influential with target audiences.
  44. 44. Develop opportunities for feature stories, company & management profiles, industry round-ups.</li></li></ul><li>Tools for Successful Investor Relations Program<br />Shareholder Identification<br />Our investor identification report will provide detailed information on institutional and dissident investors. Ongoing flow of detailed information concerning investor accumulations will provide helpful guidance in understanding investor intentions.<br />• Part I – Executive Summary / Ownership Overview <br /><ul><li> Insiders / Long term stakeholders
  45. 45. Institutional investors
  46. 46. Retail investors
  47. 47. Geographical illustration</li></ul>• Part II – Lists of Institutional Investors<br /><ul><li> Firm name, position, change, contacts,</li></ul> telephone number, email, location (city) etc.<br /><ul><li> Sorted as appropriate (descending,</li></ul> alphabetical, geographical, etc.)<br />• Part III – Investor Dossiers<br /><ul><li> Company information
  48. 48. Investment strategy
  49. 49. Assets under management
  50. 50. Investments in other Closed End Funds
  51. 51. Portfolios holding client’s shares/ADRs</li></ul>• Appendices –<br /><ul><li> Peer Group analysis (by Shares and Market Value)
  52. 52. Price/Volume graph
  53. 53. Share price performance relative to peers
  54. 54. Share price performance relative to indices</li></li></ul><li>Pristine AdvisersClosed-End Fund Clients<br />Thai Capital Fund NYSE Amex: TF <br />The Greater China Fund, Inc NYSE Amex: GCH<br />The Japan Equity FundNYSE Amex: JEQ <br />The Singapore Fund NYSE Amex: SGF <br />The Zweig Fund NYSE Amex: ZF <br />The Zweig Total Return FundNYSE Amex: ZTR <br />The Taiwan Greater China Fund NYSE Amex: TFC<br />The Asia Pacific FundNYSE Amex: APB <br />China Metro-Rural HoldingsNYSE Amex: CNR<br />
  55. 55. Team Biographies<br />Patricia Baronowski, President :<br />Founder and President of Pristine Advisers LLC. a marketing and communications professional with over 22 years experience in the financial communications and media relations industry. Patricia began her career in investor relations and financial communications over 2 decades ago at DeweRogerson Inc. She has held various positions, primarily in the IR/PR area. In her role as Managing Director in the Financial Communications department with The Altman Group, she lead a number of IR and PR and Media programs for closed-end funds as well as publicly held companies globally. Ms. Baronowski-Schneider is responsible for developing and executing financial communication programs that position clients effectively in the financial community. She has over 22 years experience working in the closed-end fund arena, as well as working in the corporate communications, public relations, media relations and investor relations fields. Patricia has an MBA in Business Management and a BA in Marketing.  Patricia is also a Certified Social Media Specialist.<br />Pam O’Brien, Senior Vice-President:<br />Senior-Vice President, Pam was instrumental in creating a successful business boasting major international clients such as stock exchanges from Paris, Moscow, Luxembourg, Athens, and Zurich and many blue-chip companies including Lafarge, Coca Cola, Hellenic Telecommunications (OTE), and Deutsche Bank.  She also represented Closed-End Funds such as Germany, New Germany, Central European Equity, and France Growth Fund to name a few.<br /> <br />Among the many large-scale conferences which Pam O’Brien had created, Capital Link’s CEF Conference was born under Pam’s ideas. Pam created and organized Capital Link’s annual Closed-End Fund and ETF Conference.  <br /> <br />Pam has also done various outside projects and worked briefly for the Altman Group assisting them in the creation of their Investor Relations Division back in 2006.<br /> <br />Pam O’Brien has a B.S. in International Business and Spanish from Marymount College and has taken <br />advanced studies in England and Spain. <br />
  56. 56. Team Biographies<br /> Theresa Barrows, Vice-President:<br />Ms. Barrows has over a decade of experience working in financial investor relations and financial services public relations.<br /> Prior to joining Pristine Advisers LLC, Ms. Barrows worked as an Account Executive at The Altman Group. Prior to this, Ms. Barrows was a freelancer assisting IR/PR firms with roadshows, perception studies, media outreach and investor targeting. Prior to her freelance career, Ms. Barrows worked as an Account Supervisor at The IR–inFocus Group where she was in charge of financial community and media relations, editorial services and interactive communications, as well as administrative, consulting and advisory services.<br /> In her role as Account Executive with The Altman Group, she led a number of IR and PR programs for publicly held clients and funds. Ms. Barrows’ responsibilities have included editing and disseminating press releases to media, investors and the financial community; developing company and fund fact sheets; facilitating investors’ meetings and road shows; coordination of perception studies; maintaining several client toll–free lines; overseeing client distribution lists; and managing client website maintenance as well as setting up and monitoring all social media outlets for clients.<br />
  57. 57. Contact Information<br /><br />Offices:<br />NEW YORK * CONNECTICUT * LONDON<br /><br />Email:<br />