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November 27, 2012

Dix & Eaton Names Lisa Rose to Head Investor Relations Practice

CLEVELAND – November 26, 2012 – Dix & Eaton announced today that Lisa Rose, a respected investor relations counselor with more than 20 years of corporate and consulting experience, has been named to head the firm’s investor relations practice.  A senior managing director of the firm, Rose is a member of its Leadership Committee and Board of Directors.

“Lisa’s deep investor relations experience, her personal skill in managing many of our largest client relationships and her strong connection with colleagues make her a natural to lead a practice where Dix & Eaton has earned a strong national reputation for more than 40 years,” said Scott Chaikin, D&E chairman and chief executive officer.

Rose, a member of the IR practice for most of her 16 years with the firm, advises clients on a full range of strategic communications matters.   Earlier this year, she received the YWCA Greater Cleveland’s Women of Achievement Award, which celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of women in Northeast Ohio.

“Client CEOs and other executives value Lisa’s thoughtful counsel and insight, which draw upon her broad experience and expertise in investor relations, internal communications, corporate communications, and accounting and finance,” Chaikin added.  “Indeed, she has counseled many of them through periods of extraordinary challenge and change, from major restructurings to management transitions to crises and proxy fights.”

Rose takes responsibility for the delivery and continued enhancement of a broad-ranging portfolio of services and capabilities that includes shareholder communications, corporate governance counsel, investor targeting, proxy contests and shareholder activism, M&A/IPO communications, bankruptcy communications, IR websites and digital strategies, annual reports, corporate sustainability reports, employee education, and IR program assessment and measurement.

“I’m very honored to be selected to marshal the efforts of the tremendously diverse and talented IR professionals within our firm,” said Rose.  “We continually challenge and learn from one another as we seek the best possible outcomes for our clients.”

Among the members of D&E’s investor relations team is Vice Chairman Keith Mabee, a recognized national authority on investor relations, strategic communications and corporate governance who has held key national positions within the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).

Before joining Dix & Eaton, Rose was with Associated Estates Realty Corporation, where she served as manager of investor relations and was responsible for the design and implementation of the investor relations program for the newly public real estate investment trust.

Earlier, she was part of the investor relations team  at Reliance Electric Company, where her responsibilities included extensive participation in taking the company public by producing and participating in the initial road show presentations and developing financial models used to determine the appropriate capital structure for the company.

Rose is a certified public accountant and a member of NIRI and the American Institute of CPAs, and serves on the Executive Committee of PRSA’s national employee communications section. She is also a board member of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Presidents’ Council Foundation, College Now and Saint Joseph Academy; former president of the board for Towards Employment; and a member of Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009.

Dix & Eaton is an integrated communications consultancy specializing in public relations, investor relations, crisis communications and customer communications.  Working as partners, we bring deep experience, foresight and creativity to every relationship and help clients realize the full power of communication to drive results.  Founded in 1952, Dix & Eaton has twice been named the nation’s best midsized firm.

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