DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) ("ISC") announced the additions of Ms. Sonia Maria Green and Mr. Larry D. Woodard to the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Green and Mr. Woodard appointments fill existing vacancies on ISC's Board of Directors. Mr. Woodard will hold office until the 2014 annual meeting of shareholders, completing the term of Raymond Mason, who did not stand for re-election in 2011. Ms. Green will hold office until the 2015 annual meeting of shareholders, completing the term of Edward Rensi, who did not stand for re-election in 2012.
Lesa France Kennedy, ISC's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Following a thorough search by our nominating and corporate governance committee, we are delighted to welcome Sonia and Larry to ISC's Board of Directors. Their experience in advertising, branding and multicultural marketing will bring significant perspective and add tremendous value to ISC as we continue to grow our business and increase long-term value for our stockholders. Expanding our Board has been a priority and their appointments are especially timely as we align with NASCAR and its ambitious Industry Action Plan to better connect with existing fans, engage Gen Y, youth and multicultural consumers in motorsports."ISC also declared an annual dividend of $0.22 per share, payable on June 28, 2013, to common stockholders of record on May 31, 2013, marking the 40th consecutive year that the Company has paid a dividend to its shareholders. ISC paid an annual dividend of $0.20 per share in 2012. Separately, at ISC's annual meeting of ISC shareholders, the following members of the Company's Board of Directors were re-elected to a three-year term: Edsel B. Ford, II, William P. Graves, Christy F. Harris, and Mori Hosseini. About Sonia Maria Green Ms. Green is a nationally recognized leader in marketing and brand communications for over 20 years, with a specialty in multicultural/diversity marketing. She is an acknowledged Latino corporate leader, and a trusted spokesperson on diversity and marketing issues for both Spanish and English language media outlets. Having worked her way through college while employed at Avon Products, Inc., Ms. Green moved quickly through the marketing ranks in both the U.S. and the International divisions. Through her assignments in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, Ms. Green garnered an in-depth knowledge of the nuances that exist within the Hispanic community. As Director of Avon's first U.S. Hispanic Marketing Division, she successfully developed and introduced new products and marketing programs. In 1997, Ms. Green was hired as Vice President of Operations at Beauty Group International where she assumed responsibility for the Yanbal brand throughout Latin America. She was later promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer for the company.