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    1. Why the California Women on Boards Law is Flawed

      Why the California Women on Boards Law is Flawed

      On Oct. 1, I woke up to the news that diversity is now a mandate. Gov. Jerry Brown had just signed a bill requiring all publicly traded companies headquartered in California to have at least one woman on their boards of directors by the end of 2019; boards with six or more directors will need to have three women by the end of 2021. On one hand, I wanted to celebrate the new law...

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    2. Executive Compensation: Will the New Pay Ratio Disclosure Help Curb What CEOs Make?

      Executive Compensation: Will the New Pay Ratio Disclosure Help Curb What CEOs Make?

      For decades, politicians, labor unions and pay equity advocates have railed against how much top executives at American companies make. The outrage has sparked a hodgepodge of disclosures requirements, accounting rules and tax policies aimed at reining in CEO pay – with uneven results. Now perhaps most controversial of these efforts – the CEO- to-worker pay ratio – has finally been implemented this year for the first time...

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    3. Qualcomm Shareholder Vote Shows Lackluster Support After Failed Broadcom Bid

      Qualcomm Shareholder Vote Shows Lackluster Support After Failed Broadcom Bid

      Shareholder support for Qualcomm's board of directors took a nose dive this year compared with the prior year, as Broadcom's hostile takeover attempt fueled shareholder frustration with the San Diego company's lagging performance. The cellular technology giant announced results late Thursday of ...

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    4. Proxy Adviser Supports 4 Broadcom Nominees to Qualcomm's Board to Spark a Negotiated Sale

      Proxy Adviser Supports 4 Broadcom Nominees to Qualcomm's Board to Spark a Negotiated Sale

      A top proxy advisory firm has recommended that Qualcomm investors support some but not all of Broadcom's board of director nominees as a catalyst for a negotiated deal between two semiconductor giants. After meeting with both Broadcom and Qualcomm representatives last week, Institutional ...

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    5. Qualcomm Creates Severance Plan for Workers Should Broadcom's Hostile Takeover Succeed

      Qualcomm Creates Severance Plan for Workers Should Broadcom's Hostile Takeover Succeed

      A Broadcom spokesman said the company continues to hope Qualcomm's board would engage in merger talks but declined further comment. A Qualcomm ... The new severance plan defines change of control to include a replacement of a majority of Qualcomm's current board of directors . Broadcom ...

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    6. LRAD Activist Shareholder Turns up Heat

      LRAD Activist Shareholder Turns up Heat

      Activist investor Iroquois Capital said Thursday that it has lost confidence in management at San Diego’s LRAD and will seek two board seats to push for changes at the company. Iroquois, which owns 6.8 percent of LRAD’s stock, initially sought changes in 2013 at LRAD, which makes long range communications systems used by defense departments and law enforcement agencies globally...

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    7. Qualcomm's Equity Pay Questioned

      Qualcomm's Equity Pay Questioned

      Qualcomm pledged to repurchase $10 billion in shares by March to reduce it share count. / Union-Tribune file photo Qualcomm’s executive pay practices came under the spotlight this spring. Financial columnists from The San Diego Union-Tribune and New York Times weighed in on Qualcomm’s equity awards to executives and employees — saying these grants block the benefit to shareholders of billions in stock buybacks...

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