Category Archives: Shareholder Rights

Let’s Get it Started! sTec Files Proxy Statement For Its Upcoming Contested Election, Nominating Director In Litigation With SEC Over Insider Trading Allegations.

sTec believes a small thing like an SEC insider trading action against its founder/incumbent director/former CEO who resigned under a cloud of an SEC investigation and litigation shouldn’t cause shareholder’s to deviate from its path. sTec filed its proxy statement for … Continue reading

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But Starboard Still Gets Results, Tessera Technologies Edition

Starboard Value wins where it counts. We just completed a post on the seemingly ridiculous spin on the ISS and Glass Lewis reports for the DSP Group proxy fight. Starboard Value LP, a contender in the DSP Group matter, is … Continue reading

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CommonWealth REIT to Shareholders: We’ve Considered Your Thoughts On The Matter Of Our Board Of Trustees. Please Note Our Middle Finger.

Shareholders vote against election of trustee, so CommonWealth board members appoint him to fill his own vacancy caused by his own resignation triggered by his own electoral smackdown at the hands of the shareholders. At the annual meeting of the … Continue reading

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Transocean Has Nothing Good To Say About Icahn Nominees

Transocean explodes with a gusher of crude quotes in a press release responding to ISS’ assessment of Carl Icahn’s nominees. Carl Icahn is looking for some representation on the board of directors of Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG), and ISS agrees … Continue reading

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Stillwater Runs Shallow As Clinton Group Continues Proxy Fight For Stillwater Mining Company

Activist Investor cites poor strategy and performance in bid to replace board. Clinton Group, Inc., a stockholder of Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE: SWC), launched a proxy fight to replace the new board of directors for Stillwater. Clinton claims that “on … Continue reading

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Emulex Corporation and Elliott Associates Enter Into Agreement For Standstill, Board Seats

Hedge Fund gets closer to the driver’s seat with Emulex. We’ve been following the Emulex/Elliott saga for a while now and watched as one of our favorite hedge funds was working from the outside to create some value at Emulex, … Continue reading

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Corvex Is At It Again, Targeting Another REIT. This Time: CommonWealth REIT, Tag, You’re It

Corvex and Related team up to take on CommonWealth, and it is getting messy. When we last checked in on Corvex Management (run by a former Icahn protégé), it was busy creating some shareholder value at Corrections Corporation of America … Continue reading

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Point to Einhorn, Greenlight In First Volley Of Apple Litigation Over Shareholder Meeting

As we previously reported, David Einhorn and Greenlight Capital are unhappy with how Apple bundled some shareholder proposals for its upcoming annual meeting.  Specifically, it would remove some discretion from Apple’s directors before implementing Einhorn’s preferred method of returning cash … Continue reading

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How Much Is GOOGLE Chairman’s Stock Trading Plan Worth?

“I’ll take it in singles, please.  I have a reservation in the Champagne Room.” On Friday, February 8, 2013, GOOGLE (GOOG) announced that on November 15, 2012, Eric Schmidt, its Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, adopted a stock … Continue reading

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Apple Responds to Greenlight, Einhorn: We’ll Take It Under Advisement, After the Shareholders Meeting

Apple (AAPL) responds to hedge fund proposal for dividend yielding preferred stock, but expect the proposal to remove preferred stock from Apple corporate charter to proceed. After Greenlight Capital and David Einhorn fired a broadside against Apple’s cash allocation practices … Continue reading

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