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INVESTIndiana Announces Company Lineup and Presentation Schedule

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INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Senior executives from 15 leading Indiana-based public companies will be discussing their financial performance and future plans at the INVESTIndiana Equity Conference, an equity event to be held at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday, September 13.

The biennial conference, first held in 2008, provides a forum for Indiana public companies of various industries and sizes to interact with fund managers, institutional investors and analysts from Indiana, the Midwest and Wall Street.

"INVESTIndiana provides professional investors the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the leaders of Indiana's most dynamic companies and hear more about the factors impacting corporate performance," said Terry McWilliams, an investor relations executive who chairs the conference. "With a combined estimated market value of more than $31 billion, these 15 Indiana-based companies are clearly significant contributors to the national and global economies."  

Each company participates in a formal 35-minute presentation, and one-on-one meetings with management take place throughout the day.  The presentations take place simultaneously in three rooms  - the Hilliard Lyons Presentation Area, the Creative Financial Staffing Presentation Area and the Crowe Horwath/Ice Miller Presentation Area.

The latest company to join the conference as a presenter is Baldwin & Lyons, Inc., an insurance underwriter based in Indianapolis. Additional information about all participating companies can be found at www.invest-ind.com/companies.

The event schedule follows below:

  • Breakfast and Networking: 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
  • Conference Opening and Welcome Remarks: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. (Retired Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard presenting.)
  •  Company Presentations: 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Noon – 1 p.m. (Dr. Matthew Will of University of Indianapolis presenting.)
  • Company Presentations: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Company Presentations (Companies based in Indianapolis unless otherwise noted.)

 Session 1: 9:00 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.        

  • Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN). Fred Bohley, Executive Director, Finance; Melissa Sauer, Managing Director, Government and Community Relations.
  • First Merchants Corporation (Nasdaq: FRME), Muncie. Michael C. Rechin, President and Chief Executive Officer; Mark K. Hardwick, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ). Stephen R. Head, Chief Financial Officer. 

Session 2: 9:40 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

  • KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR). James P. Hallett, Chief Executive Officer; Jonathan Peisner, Vice President and Treasurer.
  • Tower Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: TOFC), Fort Wayne. Michael D. Cahill, President and Chief Executive Officer; Richard R. Sawyer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), Evansville. Robert L. Goocher, Treasurer and Vice President - Investor Relations.  

Session 3: 10:30 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.   

  • NiSource, Inc., NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), Merrillville. Jimmy D. Staton, Executive Vice President and Group CEO; Randy G. Hulen, Managing Director, Investor Relations.).
  • Old National Bancorp (NYSE: ONB), Evansville. Robert G. Jones, Chief Executive Officer, President; Christopher A. Wolking, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Session 4: 11:10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  

  • Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. (Nasdaq: BWINB). G. Patrick Corydon, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President.
  • MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: MFSF), Muncie. David W. Heeter, Chief Executive Officer; Christopher D. Cook, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President.
  • Shoe Carnival, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCVL), Evansville. Mark L. Lemond, Chief Executive Officer, President; W. Kerry Jackson, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer.

Session 5: 1:15 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

  • Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI), Batesville. Cynthia A. Lucchese, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President.
  • Lakeland Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: LKFN), Warsaw. Michael L. Kubacki, Chief Executive Officer; David M. Findlay, President, Chief Financial Officer.


Session 6: 1:55 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • German American Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC), Jasper. Mark A. Schroeder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Bradley M. Rust, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) and (SIX:ZMH), Warsaw. Robert Marshall, Vice President – Investor Relations and Treasurer.

Conference attendance is on an invitation-only, first-come, first-served basis, with admission, continental breakfast, lunch and programming underwritten by the conference and its sponsors. Registration for investment professionals is available through www.invest-ind.com. Call INVESTIndiana or the CFA Society of Indianapolis to discuss qualifications to attend.

The title sponsors of INVESTIndiana are Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., and Ice Miller LLP, an Am Law 200 Firm with many nationally recognized practice areas.

"INVESTIndiana offers a rare opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of Indiana's public companies that are such strong contributors to the state's economic growth," stated Steve Hackman, partner at Ice Miller LLP.   "Lucas Oil Stadium provides a fitting stage for these companies to present their performance and future growth plans to the investing community."

Said Crowe Horwath Office Managing Partner Jim Powers: "We are proud to be part of an event that supports and highlights Indiana's public companies. Conference attendees come from across the Midwest to hear these companies present their financial story. This truly demonstrates that Indiana is an excellent place for business and investment. As a national firm with Indiana roots, supporting an equity conference such as INVESTIndiana is a natural fit for Crowe."

In addition, support is provided by Platinum Sponsors Hilliard Lyons, which provides comprehensive financial services and advice to clients through more than 70 offices in 13 states, and Creative Financial Staffing, one of the world's largest, privately owned accounting and financial placement companies. Gold Sponsors are NASDAQ OMX, Hays Companies of Indiana and Wall Street Transcript, and Indiana University – Kelley School of Business is the Educational Sponsor. Contributing Gold Sponsors are InGrid Design, Optimum Print Solutions, O'Neil Arnold Photography, CivicScience, Inc., and Mozaic Investor Relations, Inc.

As organizing sponsors, the CFA Society of Indianapolis and the Financial Executives International chapter of Indianapolis serve on a steering committee with participating public companies and members of the business community to plan and execute the event.

Previous INVESTIndiana conferences were held in 2008 and 2010 at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. More details about the event can be found at INVESTIndiana's Web site: www.invest-ind.com.

The INVESTIndiana logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7703

For more information:

Financial media and general inquiries: Terry McWilliams, Chairman, INVESTIndiana, 317-644-0464, terrym@mozaicir.com

Investment and financial community: Institutional investors, analysts and fund managers, Ryan Fuhrmann, CFA Society of Indianapolis, 317-818-6724, ryan_fuhrmann@yahoo.com. Financial executives: Jonathan Peisner, President, Financial Executives International chapter of Indianapolis, 317-249-4390, jonathan.peisner@karauctionservices.com

Sponsor contacts:

Jim Powers, Office Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP, 317-706-2616, jim.powers@crowehorwath.com

Patricia Batesole, Marketing and Business Development Director, Ice Miller LLP, 317-236-5911, patricia.batesole@icemiller.com

EDITOR NOTE: An INVESTIndiana logo is available for publication. Email meganm@mozaicir.com or call 317-644-0464.

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