Nancy J. Foster, Chief Risk Officer of CIT, Added to Speaker Roster at CFO Rising Conference

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CFO Conferences has announced that Nancy J. Foster, Chief Risk Officer of CIT, will speak at this year's CFO Rising conference, March 9-12 in Orlando, Florida.

CFO Conferences announced today that Nancy J. Foster, Chief Risk Officer of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT), a leading global commercial finance company, will deliver remarks at the 15th Annual CFO Rising Conference, on March 10, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. CFO Rising, an annual networking and learning event for senior-level corporate finance executives, will take place in Orlando, FL from March 9 - 12. It is produced by CFO Conferences, the events unit of CFO magazine.

Foster's address, "Leading through Challenging Times: Five Key Principles," will focus on executive management during challenging economic times.

"We're pleased to have Nancy join our Rising speaker faculty," said Mary Driscoll, President and Editorial Director, CFO Conferences and CFO Research. "She brings an important additional perspective to this conference, which is the largest and most important one we produce each year.

"Because CFO Rising reflects the entire CFO magazine universe - readers, advertisers, and the CFOs of large corporations - it serves as a public face for our publication each spring," Driscoll continued. "It's a destination event, both for finance executives from companies of all sizes, and for exhibiting companies who want to reach CFOs as potential new clients. All the facets of the magazine's staff - print and online editorial, marketing and sales - participate in the event."

Other speakers at CFO Rising will include:

  •     Kurt Kuehn, CFO of UPS
  •     John Richardson, CFO of Qwest Communications
  •     David Elkins, CFO of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (US)
  •     John Zdanowski, CFO of Linden Lab (developers of Second Life)
  •     Jerry York, former CFO of IBM; former CFO of Chrysler; CEO, Harwinton Capital
  •     Vijay Govindarajan ("VG"), 2008 Professor-in-Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant, GE; and Professor, Tuck School of Business
  •     Robert Pozen, Chairman, MFS Investment Management; Head of SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting
  •     Marvin Zonis, Global Political Economist and Author

CIT is a Conference Partner at the 15th Annual CFO Rising. More information about CFO Rising can be found at

About CFO Conferences:
CFO Conferences is the events unit of CFO magazine. The unit produces CFO Rising, CFO Rising West, and other conferences for corporate finance executives. CFO Conferences, and CFO magazine are part of CFO Publishing Corp., an Economist Group business.

About CIT:
CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a global commercial finance company that provides financial products and advisory services to more than one million customers in over 50 countries across 30 industries. A leader in middle market financing, CIT has more than $80 billion in managed assets and provides financial solutions for more than half of the Fortune 1000. A member of the S&P 500 and Fortune 500, it maintains leading positions in asset-based, cash flow and Small Business Administration lending, equipment leasing, vendor financing and factoring. The CIT brand platform, Capital Redefined, articulates its value proposition of providing its customers with the relationship, intellectual and financial capital to yield infinite possibilities. Founded in 1908, CIT is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2008.


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