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Ethics In Business - Focus of Upcoming Lecture at Bentley College

September 11, 2002

WALTHAM, Mass.- John J. Brennan, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of The Vanguard Group, will deliver a lecture on business ethics entitled "The Market Value of Integrity" at Bentley College on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 12:45 p.m. His speech is part of the Sears Lectureship in Business Ethics presented by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College, through the generous support of Sears, Roebuck and Co. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Vanguard Group is the second-largest mutual fund organization in the United States. A native of Winchester, MA, Mr. Brennan joined Vanguard in 1982. He was appointed president in 1989, chief executive officer in 1996, and chairman in 1998. He is past chairman of the Investment Company Institute and is a trustee of the Financial Accounting Federation. Prior to his career at Vanguard, Mr. Brennan was employed at S.C. Johnson & Son and the New York Bank for Savings.

Founded in 1976, the Center for Business Ethics 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 in business ethics. The Center helps corporations and other organizations strengthen their ethical cultures through educational programming and consulting and is also a strategic partner of the Ethics Officer Association, which has more than 800 members.

Directions to Bentley College are available by calling 781-891-2100 or on the web at

WHO: John J. Brennan, chairman and CEO, The Vanguard Group

WHAT: Bentley College Center for Business Ethics Sears Lectureship Series

WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 2002, 12:45 p.m.

WHERE: Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center, Bentley College, Waltham, MA


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