1. The Deal: CommonWealth Swallows Poison Pill

    The Deal: CommonWealth Swallows Poison Pill

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CommonWealth REIT on Monday, Sept. 23, pledged to revamp its board, scrap its poison pill and change the way its management company is paid in an attempt to resolve an ongoing dispute with dissident shareholders. Newton, Mass.-based CommonWealth said that beginning next year business management fees paid to REIT Management & Research would be paid in CommonWealth shares ...

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    1. A persistent theme of our recent conversations with shareholders has been that [CommonWealth] should further align RMR's financial incentives with the returns realized by shareholders and enhance its governance.
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