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    1. Pernix Therapeutics Appoints New Board Member

      Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTX), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Pain and CNS conditions, today announced the appointment of Gabriel Leung to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The Board also determined that Mr. Leung is an independent director and appointed him as chairperson of the Nominating Committee and as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees ...

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    2. Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner Joins Olympusat's Advisory Board

      Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner Joins Olympusat's Advisory Board

      Olympusat, Inc., one of the largest independent media companies specializing in the ownership, distribution, production and technical services of Spanish- and English-language networks, announced the formation of an advisory board, composed of accomplished business leaders and influencers, including former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner.

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    3. Chipotle, Ackman Talks Intensify With Confidentiality Agreement

      Chipotle, Ackman Talks Intensify With Confidentiality Agreement

      Billionaire investor William Ackman and Chipotle Mexican Grill have signed an agreement to engage in confidential discussions, a source familiar with the matter said, in a sign that the activist may be able to force change at the burrito chain without a costly and drawn-out proxy contest ...

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    4. Reed's, Inc. Nominates John Bello to Serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors

      Reed's, Inc. Nominates John Bello to Serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors

      Reed's Inc. (NYSE:REED), maker of the top selling craft sodas nationwide announced today that the Board of Directors has nominated John Bello to be a board candidate and to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors on the slate of Directors being presented by the Company to all shareholders. Mr. Bello will be considered an "independent" director and if elected will serve on the board until the 2017 annual meeting.

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    5. Buffalo Wild Wings : at 'Pivotal Time,' CEO Says

      Buffalo Wild Wings : at 'Pivotal Time,' CEO Says

      Oct. 27 -- Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has reached a "pivotal time," its chief executive said Wednesday, as it grapples with slower growth and pressure from an activist shareholder to fundamentally change strategy. The company reported a solid jump in third-quarter profit but, as it has all year, again saw a decline in comparable-store sales. Executives aim to reverse that early next year...

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    6. Hyundai Motor Executives to Take 10 Percent Pay Cut

      Hyundai Motor Executives to Take 10 Percent Pay Cut

      Hyundai Motor Group said about 1,000 of its executives will take a 10 percent pay cut, the first such move in seven years at South Korea's second-largest conglomerate that shows the harsh impact of market share woes and labour strife at its flagship firm. The pay cuts affect executives at 51 group companies, a spokeswoman at flagship Hyundai Motor Co...

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    7. Seagate Technology Announces Michael R. Cannon Appointed Lead Independent Director

      Seagate Technology Announces Michael R. Cannon Appointed Lead Independent Director

      Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, held its 2016 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on October 19, 2016. Shareholders elected all of the 10 Company’s board nominees and approved the proposals brought forward in the Company’s proxy statement filed September 9th, 2016. In addition, Michael R. Cannon was appointed Lead Independent Director on the Company’s Board of Directors ...

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    8. Akari Therapeutics Appoints New Members to its Board of Directors

      Akari Therapeutics Appoints New Members to its Board of Directors

      NEW YORK and LONDON, Oct. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akari Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKTX), an emerging growth, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today the appointment of Robert Ward to its Board of Directors. Mr. Ward brings over twenty-five years of pharmaceutical experience to the Board and follows recent Board appointee Donald Williams who was elected to the Board in June 2016...

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    9. Cisco: Cybersecurity Awareness Begins – and Ends – with Employees

      Cisco: Cybersecurity Awareness Begins – and Ends – with Employees

      In the U.S. this week's National Cyber Security Awareness Month theme is 'From the Break Room to the Boardroom: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity in the Workplace.' We at Cisco firmly believe that people are a core component of an organization's protection efforts, and organizations should place employees at the center of their security efforts ...

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    10. Digimarc Expands its Board of Directors with Two Accomplished Consumer Products Industry Executives

      Digimarc Expands its Board of Directors with Two Accomplished Consumer Products Industry Executives

      Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) today announced that Gary DeStefano, former Nike Inc. President of Global Operations, and Andy Walter, former Vice President, Global Commercial Services of The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), have been appointed to the company's Board of Directors ...

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    11. Lobbyists Test Post-Crisis Rules for Boards

      Lobbyists Test Post-Crisis Rules for Boards

      Kansas City Southern's latest proxy filing said transactions or relationships between the company and its directors, executives or major shareholders are reviewed by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of its board, which makes sure any out-of-the-ordinary transactions are disclosed properly. "There were no related party transactions in 2015," it said. Mr. Slater heads the nominating and governance committee...

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    12. SEC Cracks Down on Severance Agreements that Deter Whistleblowing

      SEC Cracks Down on Severance Agreements that Deter Whistleblowing

      For the second time in less than a week, U.S. securities regulators on Tuesday filed civil charges against a company for inserting language into its severance agreements that prevents outgoing employees from reaping the benefits of government whistleblower awards. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Health Net Inc will pay $340,000 to settle the charges without admitting or denying wrongdoing...

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    13. VimpelCom Appoints Facebook Exec to Board in Digital Services Push

      VimpelCom Appoints Facebook Exec to Board in Digital Services Push

      VimpelCom shareholders appointed a Facebook executive to the company's supervisory board in a bid to beef up the operators presence in the digital services sector. Stan Chudnovsky, head of product for messaging at Facebook, joins Danske Bank director Jrn P. Jensen as fresh members of VimpelCom's supervisory board ...

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    14. Board Member Named Most Influential Black Corporate Director at On SemiConductor Inc.

      Board Member Named Most Influential Black Corporate Director at On SemiConductor Inc.

       ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON ), driving energy efficiency innovations, today announced that board member Dr. Curtis J. Crawford was named to Savoy Magazine's prestigious Power 300 list of the 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors . Savoy developed this list by conducting extensive research and analysis of African-American leaders active on the boards of the world's leading corporations and organizations....

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    15. Dr. Mahi de Silva Joins the Nanotech Energy Board of Directors

      Dr. Mahi de Silva Joins the Nanotech Energy Board of Directors

      Dr. Mahi de Silva, one of the leading voices in the application of mobile technology has joined the board of Nanotech Energy ( http://www.nanotechenergy.com ) it was announced today by founders CEO Dr. Jack Kavanaugh (founder of ZetaRx which became the core of Juno Therapeutics) and Dr. Richard Kaner, Professor of Chemistry and Engineering at UCLA.....

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