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    1. The Standard of Review for Challenged Director Compensation

      The Standard of Review for Challenged Director Compensation

      On May 31, 2019, Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock of the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a decision refusing to dismiss a stockholder’s fiduciary duty claims challenging the compensation of Goldman Sachs’ board of directors. [1] The case highlights the type of claim potentially available to stockholders in challenging board (and sometimes executive) compensation, and it provides important guidance for boards when considering the possibility of such a challenge. The decision also reflects the relative uptick we have seen in demands and challenges from stockholders and plaintiffs’ attorneys relating to board compensation...

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    2. Carl Icahn Rips Occidental's Board for Treating Shareholders like 'peasants'

      Carl Icahn Rips Occidental's Board for Treating Shareholders like 'peasants'

      Activist investor Carl Icahn Opens a New Window.  ripped his longtime nemesis Occidental Petroleum Opens a New Window.  on Tuesday, criticizing the Houston-based company’s board of directors while offering praise for officials who facilitated Eldorado Resorts’ $17.3 billion deal to acquire the Caesars casino empire...

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    3. UNFI Elects Jack Stahl to its Board of Directors

      UNFI Elects Jack Stahl to its Board of Directors

      PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) ("UNFI") today announced it has appointed Jack Stahl, an experienced consumer products executive, to its Board of Directors effective June 25, 2019. This appointment furthers UNFI's commitment to bring on additional expertise in areas that serve UNFI's new strategic objectives following last year's acquisition of SUPERVALU. With the addition of Mr. Stahl, UNFI's Board now consists of 10 highly experienced members...

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    4. Abbvie is Buying Botox-Maker Allergan in a $63 Billion Pharma Mega-Deal

      Abbvie is Buying Botox-Maker Allergan in a $63 Billion Pharma Mega-Deal
      • AbbVie has agreed to buy Allergan in a $63 billion cash-and-stock deal.
      • Allergan shareholders will receive 0.8660 AbbVie shares and $120.30 in cash for each Allergan share that they hold, totaling $188.24 per Allergan share.
      • The offer represents a 45% premium to the closing price of Allergan's shares on Wednesday...
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    5. Samuel E. Navarro Appointed to BioSig Board of Directors

      Samuel E. Navarro Appointed to BioSig Board of Directors

      Santa Monica, CA, June 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioSig Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSGM), a medical device company developing a proprietary biomedical signal processing technology platform designed to address an unmet need for the electrophysiology (EP) marketplace, today appointed Samuel E. Navarro to its Board of Directors...

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    6. Irate Shareholders Force Nissan to Overhaul Board

      Irate Shareholders Force Nissan to Overhaul Board

      TOKYO-- Nissan Motor Co. shareholders voted to overhaul the company's board structure, a key goal of Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa. Following a rowdy meeting where shareholders shouted at current board members, Nissan management and each other, the measure passed in large part due to the support of alliance partner Renault SA, which owns 43.4% of the Japanese company. Shareholders approved the creation of new board committees for executive compensation, audit matters and director nominations...

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    7. These Are the Japanese Companies That Pay Executives Best

      These Are the Japanese Companies That Pay Executives Best

      (Bloomberg) -- It’s official -- SoftBank Group Corp. is Japan’s most generous employer, at least when it comes to executive pay. Six of the country’s 10 biggest salary packages last fiscal year were offered by SoftBank, according to a report from Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. SoftBank Group Vice Chairman Ronald Fisher topped the list with 3.27 billion yen ($31 million) in the period ended March 31. Toyota Motor Corp. director Didier Leroy, the highest-paid non-SoftBank executive, ranked No...

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    8. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announces George Kurtz, CEO of CrowdStrike to Join Board of Directors

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announces George Kurtz, CEO of CrowdStrike to Join Board of Directors

      SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that George Kurtz, CEO and co-founder of cloud cybersecurity company CrowdStrike, has been appointed as a member of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Board of Directors, effective immediately...

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    9. Five Prime Therapeutics Appoints Lori Lyons-Williams to its Board of Directors

      Five Prime Therapeutics Appoints Lori Lyons-Williams to its Board of Directors

      SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FPRX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing innovative immuno-oncology protein therapeutics, today announced the appointment of Lori Lyons-Williams to its Board of Directors. Ms. Lyons-Williams is an industry leader with 20 years of experience launching and commercializing innovative pharmaceutical products.

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    10. Magenta Therapeutics Appoints Anne McGeorge to Board of Directors

      Magenta Therapeutics Appoints Anne McGeorge to Board of Directors

      CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Magenta Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MGTA), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel medicines to bring the curative power of stem cell transplant to more patients, today announced that it has appointed Anne McGeorge, M.S., CPA, to its board of directors. Ms. McGeorge will also serve as chair of the Magenta audit committee...

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    11. Del Frisco Restaurant to be Taken Private by L Catterton for $267.3 Million

      Del Frisco Restaurant to be Taken Private by L Catterton for $267.3 Million

      (Reuters) - Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc said on Monday it agreed to be bought by private equity firm L Catterton for $267.3 million (209.7 million pounds), ending a six-month-long battle with its third largest investor which has been pushing for a sale. Del Frisco's, which owns Eagle Steak House and Frisco's Grille chains, said its shareholders will receive $8 per share, which represents a premium of 18.9% to Friday's close. Including debt, the deal is valued at $650 million...

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