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    1. CommonWealth REIT Issues Statement Vigorously Opposing Corvex/Related’s Attempt to Take Control of CWH

      CommonWealth REIT Issues Statement Vigorously Opposing Corvex/Related’s Attempt to Take Control of CWH

      NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CommonWealth REIT (NYSE: CWH) today issued the following statement in response to the notice by Corvex Management LP and Related Fund Management, LLC (“Corvex/Related”) of their intention to undertake a new consent solicitation following the Arbitration Panel’s ruling last week that Corvex/Related’s earlier consent solicitation was invalid: We are disappointed ...

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    2. Institutional Shareholders Amp Up Anti-Pledging Engagements

      Institutional Shareholders Amp Up Anti-Pledging Engagements

      In the aftermath of the financial crisis institutional shareholders are amping up engagements with company directors and executives on the pledging of company stock. On the agenda is pledging policy and whether the practice of pledging should be prohibited outright—similar to how hedging is now largely treated by the vast majority of companies...

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    3. Hologic board OKs poison pill to thwart takeovers

      Hologic board OKs poison pill to thwart takeovers

      Bedford-based Hologic Inc. said its board of directors has unanimously adopted a one-year shareholder rights plan to dissuade takeovers, as affiliates of activist investor Carl Icahn build an ownership stake in the medical device maker. The company said Thursday that under the plan, shareholders as of Dec. 2 will receive a right for each share they own to buy additional shares. The rights will be exercisable if a person or group acquires 10 percent or more of the company’s stock.,,

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    4. Governance Leaders Issue “Call to Action” to Enhance the Audit Committee Report

      Governance Leaders Issue “Call to Action” to Enhance the Audit Committee Report

      A group of nationally recognized U.S. corporate governance and policy organizations is jointly calling on audit committees of public companies of all sizes and industries to proactively consider strengthening their public disclosures to more effectively convey key elements of their critical work to investors and stakeholders.

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