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April 23, 2013

Securities Analyst Brian Rayle Joins Dix & Eaton’s Investor Relations Practice

Cleveland – Dix & Eaton announced today that securities analyst Brian Rayle has joined the firm as a vice president specializing in investor relations.

Rayle, a Chartered Financial Analyst, has been a regular guest host and contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Transportation Topics, Industry Week and The New York Times. He most recently was managing director of Northcoast Research, where he provided ongoing sell-side equity coverage of the machinery/industrial equipment sector.  Rayle earned a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University and an undergraduate degree in economics and finance from Miami University and previously held positions with FTN Midwest Securities and Keybanc Capital Markets.

“Brian’s broad experience in sell-side equities, modeling, research and financial communications offers a complementary addition to Dix & Eaton’s long-established investor relations skill set,” said Chas Withers, president and chief operating officer.  “He provides even greater breadth and depth to an IR practice that already includes former corporate IROs, CFAs, CPAs, research specialists and speechwriters.”

Investor relations has been a primary component of Dix & Eaton’s service offerings for more than 40 years. The firm has a strong national reputation and currently serves more than 30 public companies.

“In today’s environment, there are tremendous pressures on public companies and their management teams and boards,” said Senior Managing Director Lisa Rose, who heads the investor relations practice.  “As a result, we’re seeing growing demand for a broad range of specialized expertise and experience.”

D&E provides a broad-ranging portfolio of investor relations 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.

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.  For more information, visit

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