Tag Archives: Shareholder Meeting

Groupon Director Not Seeking Re-election

Groupon to reduce size of board as one director does not stand for re-election. Groupon filed its proxy statement with the SEC.  The proxy statement included the news that Mellody Hobson has not been re-nominated and her term as director … Continue reading

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Price of Going Public – Facebook Deals With Shareholder Proposals In Proxy Statement For Annual Meeting

Shareholder proposals in the Facebook proxy statement demonstrate some of the disadvantages of being a prominent public company. Facebook has filed its proxy statement for its upcoming annual meeting on May 22, 2014.  I’m sure they look back fondly on … Continue reading

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Corporations Giving Board Seats to Activist Investors, Says WSJ

In fights with dissidents, corporations are giving corporate board seats to the insurgents as long as management appointees get to keep their seats, says the Wall Street Journal($). Why are we writing about it?  Because two of the examples are … Continue reading

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After Dell Pushes Back Record Date for Buyout, Hedge Funds Respond By Buying Dell Shares

Shorter term investors looking for a quick exit now eligible to vote on the Michael Dell/Silver Lake buyout. The much-discussed Dell buyout previous had a record date of June 3, meaning you had to be a stockholder on that day … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Update On Hess Corp. As Another Underdisclosed Favorite Relational Investors Urges Hess to Listen to Suggestions of Fellow Activist Investor, Elliott Associates

Underdisclosed favorite Relational Investors has told Hess Corporation (HES) that it supports the changes urged by Elliott Associates.  We reported on Elliott‘s suggestions here. Relational claims to be a top 10 holder of HES and reported holding about 6.8 million … Continue reading

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Elliott Associates Takes a Look at Hess Corporation, We Take a Look At Laetitia Casta

Hess issues statement responding to letter from Elliott Associates, who noted an intention to purchase a large block and nominate directors. The always awesome Elliott Associates, L.P. sent a letter to Hess Corporation (HES) stating that it may buy a whole bunch … Continue reading

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