ADA, Okla., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the recent announcement of the proposed merger acquisition by MidOcean Partners, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (NYSE: PPD) will march into the 2011 International Convention in Oklahoma City, April 7-9 with an ambitious agenda that focuses on both the future of the company and its history as a pioneer of the U.S. legal service plan industry.
"This is a pivotal year for Pre-Paid Legal Services," said PPD Founder and Chairman of the Board Harland C. Stonecipher. "Over the past 39 years Pre-Paid Legal has established itself as both a leader in the legal service plan industry and as a company that offers individuals the opportunity to own their own business," he said.
"As we look toward the fourth decade, Pre-Paid Legal will continue to provide quality legal services to the public while pursuing our corporate mission of 'equal justice under the law,'" Stonecipher said.
Among the highlights for the 2011 event, will be a series of presentations by MidOcean Partners' executives concerning plans for the company following the completion of the acquisition.In addition, Jim Stovall, president of Narrative Television Network, and the co-producer of the film, "The Lamp," will discuss the film and how PPD will utilize the production in charity fundraising events over the coming months. Stovall will be joined on stage by Oscar winner Lou Gossett Jr., who stars in the film. Chairman Stonecipher has a cameo role in the film, along with CEO Steve Forbes of Forbes magazine and CEO Paula Marshall of the Bama Companies. An estimated 11,000 PPD independent sales associates and guests, along with attorneys from PPD's 38 independent provider law firms, will attend the event at the Cox Convention Center. Dignitaries who will address the attendees include: U.S. Congressman ( Oklahoma's 4th District) Tom Cole, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. The 2011 International Convention marks the 11th time the event has been hosted in the capital city. Mayor Mick Cornett, who in past years has appeared before the Pre-Paid Legal conferees, once again welcomes the attendees to Oklahoma City. "Pre-Paid Legal is a home-grown Oklahoma success story and I welcome the company's associates from throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada to Oklahoma City. Each year, the company stages one of Oklahoma City's largest conventions, adding millions of dollars to the city's economy," Mayor Cornett said. The PPD International Convention is an annual event organized to offer training and development activities to help associates develop specific sales and recruitment skills and to recognize associate success in business development.