Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Elects Ambassador James P. Cain to the Company's Board of Directors

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), the largest and leading urban office REIT uniquely focused on collaborative science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations, announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has elected Ambassador James P. Cain as an independent director. ...
[D]uring his tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, a position for which he was nominated by President George W. Bush on June 30, 2005 (to serve until January 2009), Ambassador Cain called upon not only his leadership and relationship-building skills, but also his experience from his time working with the Carolina Hurricanes. As Ambassador, he oversaw the 13 agencies of the American government that composed the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, where he focused his energies on areas of national security, counter-terrorism, energy security, commerce and investment. He found his true passion in the area of public diplomacy, where he showcased the power of sports and entrepreneurship to bridge cultural differences and resolve conflict through his "American Spirit" initiative. This initiative included partnerships with the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WTA, USGA, MLS and other major American sports leagues, and utilized sports as a diplomatic tool. Ambassador Cain also authored the best-selling book "The American: On Diplomacy, Democracy and Denmark." In recognition of his work toward American and Danish relations, Ambassador Cain was awarded the Knighthood of the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog, the highest honor awarded to a foreigner, by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II. ...

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