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Steven L. Siemborski, Partner, Regional Advisory Services Leader, Grant Thornton LLP to Speak at KC’s Event on SOX Section 404B for Small Businesses on 10/30/09

New York, NY, September 24, 2009 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts has announced today that Steven L. Siemborski, Partner, Regional Advisory Services Leader, National Solution Leader Governance Risk and Compliance of Grant Thornton LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “SOX Section 404B for Small Businesses: Final Implementation”. This event is scheduled for October 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. (For further details, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

After many delays, all publicly traded companies, including those considered “small businesses” by the SEC, must now be in full compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404B. This live webcast will focus on issues (pre and post implementation) that small companies are facing while making SOX a reality at their firms. A panel of key thought leaders, regulators and experts will provide definitive analysis and end-to-end discussion on SOX for small business.

SOX Section 404B for Small Businesses: Final Implementation Live Webcast is a must-attend event for smaller publicly-traded companies and accountants, attorneys and consultants representing these firms. This Live Webcast will explore the latest intelligence on the most critical compliance rules for small companies, with a special discussion on avoiding the most critical pitfalls.

About Steven L. Siemborski

Steve is a partner with 33 years of experience; four in industry with a Fortune 500 company, and 29 years providing professional services. He leads the Advisory Services practice in the Midwest Region, which consists of 9 offices and 150 professionals. In addition to his regional responsibilities, Steve is actively leading several client projects including three active SOX assignments.

Steve’s 29 years of professional service experience stems from assurance and consulting roles at the partner level at Grant Thornton, Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. He joined the audit practice of Ernst & Young in 1976 as an accountant, progressed to a partner in 1987 and continued in that role through 1994 when he left for an industry position. He rejoined E&Y in 1998 as a consulting partner focusing on helping companies with business transformation projects. Steve joined Grant Thornton in May 2003 to build and manage a suite of Advisory Services. These services include Recovery and Reorganization; Due Diligence; Valuation; IT; Governance, Risk and Compliance; and Operational Improvement.

As a Board member, Steve was integrally involved in developing the strategic plan for the restructuring of the conglomerate to a manufacturer of highly engineered products. As an officer and CFO, Steve led the drive to focus the Company on its core competencies, to improve financial and operating controls and thereby improve financial integrity. His direct reports included Internal Audit, Treasury, Accounting and Tax.

Financial Executives International. Private Company Forum. Running by the Numbers: Maximizing Corporate Performance Management for Small and Medium Size Enterprises. September 2008. Rosemont, IL
Education: Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marquette University.

About Grant Thornton LLP

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Through member firms in more than 110 countries, including 50 offices in the United States, the partners and employees of Grant Thornton member firms provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients around the globe.

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