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    1. BP's Chairman Says 'the world can't continue along its current path' and That The Energy Giant Will Become More Transparent in Response to Investor Demands

      BP's Chairman Says 'the world can't continue along its current path' and That The Energy Giant Will Become More Transparent in Response to Investor Demands
      • BP chairman Helge Lund promised a long-term transformation to a "low-carbon energy system" in a Financial Times editorial.
      • At its annual general meeting on Tuesday, BP accepted a shareholder resolution to adopt transparency about how its strategy is in accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
      • BP and its competitors are facing significant pressure from investor groups for addressing climate change, including from CA100+, whose members control a total of $33 trillion AUM...
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      Mentions: Dow Scotland Shell
    2. Amazon Air Pilots are Picketing the Company's Annual Shareholder Meeting as They Fight For Better Pay

      Amazon Air Pilots are Picketing the Company's Annual Shareholder Meeting as They Fight For Better Pay
      • Pilots for three airlines that operate much of Amazon's Air delivery service are set to picket Amazon's annual meeting on Wednesday.
      • The group says the companies have purposefully stalled negotiating a new contract for more than three years.
      • Pilots who spoke to Business Insider said their worried another accident — like that involving an Atlas Air jet in February — could happen again soon as crews are stretched thin...
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    3. Texas Land Bank Proxy Fight Turns Ugly as Dissident Nominee Sued

      Texas Land Bank Proxy Fight Turns Ugly as Dissident Nominee Sued

      (Bloomberg) -- Texas Pacific Land Trust postponed a special shareholders meeting and sued the activist investor vying for a trustee job, the latest twist in an increasingly acrimonious proxy fight. The meeting, previously scheduled for June 6, has been called off until further notice to give investors "the opportunity to cast a fully informed vote,’’ Trustee David E. Barry said Tuesday in a statement...

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    4. LionsGate is Still Interested in Selling Starz to CBS — Then Might Have to Merge with MGM to Stay Relevant

      LionsGate is Still Interested in Selling Starz to CBS — Then Might Have to Merge with MGM to Stay Relevant

      It's the great media paradox: while the amount of content expands, the number of traditional media companies keeps shrinking. CBS is expected to continue talks in the coming weeks with Lions Gate about buying Starz, the premium entertainment network LionsGate owns, according to people familiar with the matter...

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    5. JPMorgan Shareholders Approve Executive Pay, With Protest

      JPMorgan Shareholders Approve Executive Pay, With Protest

      (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Tuesday that only 71.64 percent of shareholder votes cast approved its executive compensation packages, marking a rare instance of criticism over the bank's top leaders pay. JPMorgan Chase also said all of its directors were elected, and that a shareholder proposal that the bank report annually on its global gender pay gap was voted down, according to preliminary tallies...

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    6. BP Resists Calls to Match Shell’s Climate Change Goals

      BP Resists Calls to Match Shell’s Climate Change Goals

      Activists protested at BP's London headquarters on Monday, a day before the shareholder meeting. × BP resists calls to match Shell’s climate change goals Activists protested at BP's London headquarters on Monday, a day before the shareholder meeting. BP is resisting pressure from investors and activists to take more radical action on climate change..

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      Mentions: Investors risk Shell
    7. Bernie Sanders is Planning to Crash Walmart's Next Shareholders Meeting and Argue Hourly Workers Deserve a Spot on the Company's Board

      Bernie Sanders is Planning to Crash Walmart's Next Shareholders Meeting and Argue Hourly Workers Deserve a Spot on the Company's Board
      • Sen. Bernie Sanders will attend Walmart's shareholders meeting on June 5.
      • He reportedly plans to boost a shareholder proposal to include hourly employees on the company's board.
      • A Walmart spokesperson told Business Insider that the company hopes Sanders will not approach the event as a "campaign stop."

      Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of Walmart's biggest critics, is crashing the retail giant's annual shareholder meeting this year...

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    8. Week Ahead: Ballots, Battles, Boardroom Blues?

      Week Ahead: Ballots, Battles, Boardroom Blues?

      As corporate earnings season nears an end for this quarter, a few shareholder battles are about to begin. On Tuesday: BP. The oil giant is expected to face demands at a meeting to set tougher targets on climate change ... From activists and investors. It's backed a resolution to be more transparent and link executive pay to reducing emissions from its own operations .... To keep to goals set by the 2015 Paris climate deal...

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    9. PDC Energy Board of Directors Urges Shareholders to Protect the Value of their Investment

      PDC Energy Board of Directors Urges Shareholders to Protect the Value of their Investment

      DENVER, May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PDC Energy, Inc. (“PDC” or “the Company”) (PDCE) today issued a statement in response to a report issued by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) regarding the reelection of the Company’s directors – PDC’s President and Chief Executive Officer Barton R. Brookman and independent directors Mark E. Ellis and Larry F. Mazza – at its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (“2019 Annual Meeting”) scheduled for May 29, 2019...

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    10. Wall Street Pay Proposal Being Negotiated by SEC, Bank Regulator

      Wall Street Pay Proposal Being Negotiated by SEC, Bank Regulator

      (Bloomberg) -- The latest effort to impose restrictions on Wall Street bonuses is advancing as key regulators review a draft of new limits, according to Joseph Otting, head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Otting told members of the House Financial Services Committee at a Thursday hearing that a proposal written by his agency has been shared with the Securities and Exchange Commission...

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    11. Uber Wanted to IPO with a $120 Billion Valuation But Ran Into Trouble When Some of its Biggest Shareholders Held Out for a Lower Price

      Uber Wanted to IPO with a $120 Billion Valuation But Ran Into Trouble When Some of its Biggest Shareholders Held Out for a Lower Price
      • Uber wanted to go public with the $120 billion valuation pitched by bankers at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs ahead of its initial public offering, but the company ultimately listed with a $75.5 billion market cap.
      • One reason is that institutional investors, many who privately owned Uber stock, didn't want to buy more shares at the higher price, according to The New York Times...
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