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    1. In Japan Inc, Activist Investors Come in From the Cold

      In Japan Inc, Activist Investors Come in From the Cold

      TOKYO (Reuters) - Yasuo Takeuchi remembers the horror he felt in 2017 when, as chief financial officer of Japan's Olympus Corp, he was told an activist investor had taken a stake in the company: the barbarians were at the gate. But as he listened to proposals from ValueAct Capital, Takeuchi began to see the San Francisco-based fund as a potential catalyst for change at Olympus, which was still reeling from an accounting scandal and, he believed, remained too domestic in its outlook...

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    2. BoardProspects Takes the Pulse of Corporate America with Survey on New Georgia Voting Law

      BoardProspects Takes the Pulse of Corporate America with Survey on New Georgia Voting Law

      BOSTON , April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BoardProspects.com, an innovative software platform designed to help corporations cost-effectively recruit world-class board members and maintain a diverse and talented board succession pipeline, has released the definitive results of a survey of its membership in regard to Georgia's Election Integrity Act of 2021 (SB 202) which imposes a sweeping new set of rules on voting...

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    3. Boeing Board Faces New Investor Showdown Despite Share Rally

      Boeing Board Faces New Investor Showdown Despite Share Rally

      Boeing Co.’s board is back on the hot seat ahead of the planemaker’s annual meeting Tuesday, as investors ponder a new rebuke for company leadership. A powerful pension fund, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, pledged to vote against Boeing’s three longest-serving outside board members, including Chairman Larry Kellner...

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    4. Toshiba: Bid to Test Japan's Corporate Governance Rules

      Toshiba: Bid to Test Japan's Corporate Governance Rules

      HONG KONG (Reuters) - A potential bid for Toshiba Corp is set to test both corporate governance at the scandal-hit conglomerate as well as rule changes in Japan designed to improve transparency and protect minority shareholders. The process puts the spotlight on the world's third-largest economy's efforts to attract more investments from overseas just as global private equity firms are hunting for more big-ticket deals in the country...

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    5. Neuberger Berman to Disclose Proxy Votes for 60-Plus Companies Ahead of Time

      Neuberger Berman to Disclose Proxy Votes for 60-Plus Companies Ahead of Time

      Investment manager Neuberger Berman will disclose ahead of time how it will vote its proxies for 60 or so companies before they hold their annual meetings. The move marks the second year that Neuberger is preannouncing its votes, both for and against corporate management, and explaining its voting rationale...

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    6. Domino's Pizza Faces Shareholder Revolt Over Executive Pay Rises

      Domino's Pizza Faces Shareholder Revolt Over Executive Pay Rises

      Domino's Pizza Group faces a shareholder revolt at its annual meeting on Thursday after two City advisers panned its executive pay. Both Glass Lewis and ISS have now red-flagged the chain's plans to give chief executive Dominic Paul and finance chief Neil Smith 'significant' pay rises. Paul, who was hired last May after running Costa Coffee, is paid a base salary of £750,000 – more than 40 per cent higher than that of retired boss David Wild...

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    7. SEC Reopens Universal Proxy Comment Period

      SEC Reopens Universal Proxy Comment Period

      The SEC voted Friday to reopen the comment period on proposed rules for using universal proxy cards. Acting Chairwoman Allison Herren Lee said in a statement that reopening the comment period for another 30 days once it is published in the Federal Register "will facilitate clarity and efficiency for shareholders voting in director elections....

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    8. Activist Investor Elliott's Arrival on the Doorstep of GSK May Require Boss Emma Walmsley to Strengthen the Defenses

      Activist Investor Elliott's Arrival on the Doorstep of GSK May Require Boss Emma Walmsley to Strengthen the Defenses

      The arrival of activist investor Elliott Management on the doorstep of Glaxosmithkline's glistening headquarters in Brentford has caught Emma Walmsley and her team on the hop. The pharmaceutical group is aware of investor disquiet about a lagging share price compared with peers on both sides of the Atlantic. The crossover in valuations between its main UK counterpart Astrazeneca and GSK, previously regarded as the UK's top rated big pharma group, has underlined perceived under-performance...

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    9. An Uber Shareholder is Demanding More Transparency About the Impact of the Company's Lobbying Efforts

      An Uber Shareholder is Demanding More Transparency About the Impact of the Company's Lobbying Efforts
      • \The Teamsters General Fund, an Uber investor, wants the company to reveal more about its lobbying.
      • The fund urged Uber shareholders to vote for its proposal requiring an annual report from Uber.
      • It said Uber's "highly innovative" but "controversial" lobbying could hurt its brand and business...
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    10. Shell Asks Investors to Vote Against Activist Climate Resolution

      Shell Asks Investors to Vote Against Activist Climate Resolution

      (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s board has urged shareholders to reject a climate resolution filed by Dutch activist investor Follow This in favor of its own energy transition plan, which the company will put to a vote next month. The Anglo-Dutch major said that the Follow This resolution, which asks Shell to set and publish targets consistent with the goals of the Paris climate agreement, is “redundant” given its own “more comprehensive strategy,” according to a company notice...

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    11. GameStop CEO Forfeits US$98 Million in Stock After Missing Targets

      GameStop CEO Forfeits US$98 Million in Stock After Missing Targets

      GameStop Corp. Chief Executive Officer George Sherman forfeited about 587,000 restricted shares of the video-game retailer, or almost US$98 million at current prices, after failing to meet performance targets. The stock was part of an incentive package granted in April 2019, the month that Sherman took the CEO job. He still holds 1.77 million shares, according to a filing, or US$294.8 million as of Wednesday’s close...

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    12. Senate Confirms Gary Gensler as SEC Chairman

      Senate Confirms Gary Gensler as SEC Chairman

      The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Gary Gensler as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, paving the way for what could be an ambitious financial regulatory agenda under President Joe Biden. The vote was 53-45. Gensler, who began his career as a banker at Goldman Sachs GS, +2.21% , is one of the few Wall Street veterans to win the adoration of the left wing of the Democratic Party after he proved willing to take on the financial services industry as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where he helped craft the Dodd-Frank reform legislation and aggressively implemented ...

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