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Coopers & Lybrand CEO to deliver

January 19, 1998

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Nicholas G. Moore, chairman and CEO of Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P., will be the inaugural speaker for the Sears Lectureship in Business Ethics at Bentley College on Monday, February 9, at 4:00 p.m.

Moore's address, "Ethics: The Way To Do Business," will explore the importance of operating ethically in today's increasingly competitive marketplace and how to create an organizational culture that breeds ethical behavior. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Bentley's Adamian Graduate Center Pavilion.

Moore, whose career with Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. spans 29 years, became chairman and CEO of the U.S. firm in 1994 and chairman of Coopers & Lybrand International in 1997. An attorney and certified public accountant, Moore serves on the boards of the Business Council of New York State, Cooperation Ireland, the Committee for Economic Development, and St. Mary's College of California. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College, and vice chairman of the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Moore also is a member of the Business-Higher Education Forum, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Workforce Preparation, and the New York City Partnership.

Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P., with offices in 100 cities across the U.S., and Coopers & Lybrand International, the global network of member firms in more than 120 countries, is among the world's leading providers of professional services. Its innovative and comprehensive internal ethics initiative is hailed as a model for professional services firms and other business organizations across America and the world.

The firm offers specialized services in five business lines- business assurance, Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, financial advisory services, human resources advisory, and tax- as well as expertise across a variety of industries, including financial services, health care, high technology, information/communications, and manufacturing. Worldwide revenues total $7.5 billion; U.S. revenues total $2.5 billion.

The Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College is dedicated to promoting ethical business conduct in contemporary society. With a vast network of practitioners and scholars, and an expansive multimedia library, the center provides an international forum for benchmarking and research. The center helps corporations and other organizations strengthen their ethical cultures through educational programming and consulting. Founded in 1976, the Center for Business Ethics is among the oldest of its kind in the United States.

The Sears Lectureship in Business Ethics at Bentley College was established through the financial support of the Office of Ethics and Business Practices, Sears, Roebuck and Co. Sears, one of America's oldest retailers, has over 850 full-line department stores and several hundred off-the-mall specialty stores, such as Sears Hardware and Sears Homelife furniture stores. Sears employs approximately 310,000 associates.

For more information, contact the Center for Business Ethics at 781/891-2981 or visit the college's web site at www.bentley.edu.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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