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    1. 10 years later: Sarbanes-Oxley Act Continues to Shape Board Governance

      The percentage of independent directors on S&P 500 boards has increased from 79 percent in 2002 to 84 percent in 2012. In 2002, the CEO was the only non-independent director on 31 percent of S&P 500 boards compared with 59 percent of boards today. In 2002, one-quarter of S&P 500 boards separated the chairman and CEO roles, compared with 43 percent in 2012. Meanwhile, 23 percent of S&P 500 boards in 2012 have a nonexecutive chairman who is truly independent, an increase from 13 percent in 2007. F

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      Mentions: Board Governance
    2. Green Mountain CEO Faces Percolating Issue of Who's Boss

      Green Mountain CEO Faces Percolating Issue of Who's Boss

      With Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. poised to report its slowest quarterly sales growth since 2005, Chief Executive Officer Lawrence J. Blanford faces pressure to prove the company is a sustainable business. The question for investors is whether Blanford, hired five years ago to help Green Mountain transcend its startup culture, can shake off the influence of founder Robert P. Stiller. While Stiller was removed as chairman in May after improperly using his shares to back personal loans, he

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    3. RIM Activist Investor: Split Company In Half For Sale

      RIM Activist Investor: Split Company In Half For Sale

      Two months ago, Toronto activist investor Victor Alboini, whose Jaguar Financial has a stake just below 5 percent in Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM), said the company will be gone in a year. Wednesday, after CEO Thorsten Heins called in Wall Street bankers for strategic advice, Alboini said it's time to split the ailing BlackBerry developer in half for sale. During the day, RIM shares set a 52 ...

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    4. Proxy season results show dramatic shift in company-shareholder engagement

      Accountability and transparency expectations for companies and institutional investors increase as a result PR Newswire NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Ernst & Young LLP report – Four key trends of the 2012 proxy season – reveals four emerging governance trends: the impact of say-on-pay (SOP) goes beyond compensation; shareholder proposal topics shift and agreements for withdrawal

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    5. Proxy season results show dramatic shift in company-shareholder engagement

      NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A new Ernst & Young LLP report - Four key trends of the 2012 proxy season - reveals four emerging governance trends: the impact of say-on-pay (SOP) goes beyond compensation; shareholder proposal topics shift and agreements for withdrawals are reached; board accountability measures continue to strengthen; and, director opposition votes show change in investors' voting practices. In its analysis, Ernst & Young LLP finds that company-investor engag

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    6. GMI Ratings Governance Issue | Northrop Grumman Corp.

      Northrop Grumman Corp. has announced numerous changes to its staff, after repositioning among the company’s senior officers already contributed to a higher score in recent months measuring its governance risk to investors. The Falls Church, Va.-based defense contractor said James E. Pitts, the corporate vp and president of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems since 2005, will retire December 31, 2012.  Gary W. Ervin, corporate vice president and president of Aerospace Systems since 2009, will ret

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    7. Broc Romanek is the editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

      Broc Romanek is the editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

      Broc Romanek July 24, 2012 With the benefit of a decade to judge its consequences, Sarbanes-Oxley is a mixed bag. Clearly, the law was not broad enough, as we still have plenty of governance failures that grace our headlines on nearly a daily basis. But as legislation goes, there doesn’t seem to be too much in the way of negative unintended consequences, particularly when compared with other acts of Congress. Even after Dodd-Frank was enacte

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      Mentions: Dodd-Frank
    8. Shareholder Class Action Filed Against Duke Energy Corporation By The Law Firm Of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP

      SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by the law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP: Notice is hereby given that a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North...

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