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2014-02-19 08:29:04

Specialized Shareholder Services Capabilities Enrich MDC's Deepening Communications Offering NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA; TSX: MDZ.A) announced today that it has acquired a majority partnership interest in leading strategic shareholder advisory and communications firm Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. Founded in 2003 by CEO Wes Hall, Kingsdale provides tailored strategic proxy, mergers & acquisitions, corporate, investor relations...

2013-10-21 12:31:24

Say-on-Pay and Increased Shareholder Engagement Dominate the 2013 Proxy Season NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgeson, a Computershare company, and the world's foremost provider of strategic shareholder consulting services to corporations and shareholder groups, announced today the release of the 26(th) Annual Corporate Governance Review, a comprehensive analysis of annual meetings, shareholder initiatives and proxy contests for US public companies. In the 2013 Review, Georgeson...

2013-10-03 08:26:40

Corporate Governance and CEO Communications Among Public Companies are on the Rise WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, congratulates Elizabeth (Beth) Saunders on her recognition as a 2013 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) 'Directorship 100': Governance Professionals and Institutions honoree. Ms. Saunders is...

2013-09-17 12:25:10

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While the number of shareholder proposals filed at U.S. public companies continued to increase this year, management has been less successful at obtaining permission from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to exclude new types of investor demands from the voting ballot. The finding is discussed in Proxy Voting Analytics (2009-2013), released today by The Conference Board in collaboration with FactSet. The report, which examines data from...

Apple Stock Climbs Billionaire Tweets
2013-08-14 08:36:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple’s stock climbed five percent on Tuesday to close at a seven month high following a pair of Tweets from billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn. Icahn said he believes the stock is undervalued and could be worth as much as $700 a share if CEO Tim Cook pushed the board of directors for a larger buyback. Shares of Apple closed at $489 for the day. In June the company announced their plans to boost their dividends and buy back...

2013-02-07 08:29:39

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JANA Partners LLC today responded to last week's presentation by Agrium Inc. ("Agrium") (TSX / NYSE: AGU) in which Agrium sought to refute JANA's "5 C's" analysis and the need for new perspectives and experience on Agrium's board. In a response released today and available at www.JANAAguAnalysis.com, JANA addresses Agrium's arguments on Costs, Controls, Capital Allocation, Conglomerate Structure and Corporate Governance, and notes that rather than...

2013-01-28 16:25:05

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JANA Partners LLC Managing Partner Barry Rosenstein today responded to the analyst presentation by Agrium Inc. ("Agrium") (TSX / NYSE: AGU) in New York: "It is good to see that after nearly 8 months Agrium has finally responded in detail, but they have failed to address numerous core issues as well as the two primary problems, which are the lack of relevant board experience and the need for an enhanced shareholder perspective. Nowhere has Agrium made...

2013-01-08 12:22:41

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The effects of say on pay on shareholder engagement, the introduction of proxy access proposals, and the resurgence of board declassification resolutions were the principal themes of the last proxy season and are expected to continue to take center stage in 2013, according to a report issued today by The Conference Board in collaboration with FactSet Research Systems Inc. Proxy Voting Analytics (2008-2012) analyzes data on voting by shareholders of U.S....

2012-11-19 08:29:37

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JANA Partners LLC today announced four independent director candidates it intends to propose together with JANA Managing Partner Barry Rosenstein for election to the Board of Agrium Inc. ("Agrium") (TSX / NYSE: AGU): David Bullock, Stephen Clark, Mitchell Jacobson, and The Honourable Lyle Vanclief. JANA believes that these individuals will add critical oversight to a Board that for years has tolerated suboptimal capital allocation, failure to manage...

2012-08-13 14:23:08

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl Icahn made the following comments on Forest Labs (NYSE: FRX): On August 1, 2012, Forest received a warning letter from the FDA, regarding a violation of Daliresp promotional practices by its sales reps. This warning letter follows another warning letter from the FDA in April 2011 regarding unethical sales practices by a Forest sales rep concerning Savella. Importantly, both of these letters were issued AFTER Forest's settlement with the US...