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    1. AutoNation Shareholders to Vote on Proposal to Split Chair and CEO Roles

      AutoNation Shareholders to Vote on Proposal to Split Chair and CEO Roles

      Instead of focusing on corporate governance , AutoNation chooses to “attack the person who is proposing the amendment,” he said. There has been some pushback from the SEC on shareholder proposals, with the regulatory agency issuing a legal brief suggesting some restrictions. The SEC declined to ...

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    2. Activist Investor Barington Nominates Two Directors at Xerium

      Activist Investor Barington Nominates Two Directors at Xerium

      BOSTON, April 12 (Reuters) - Activist investor Barington Capital Group LP has launched a fight for two board seats at machine industry company Xerium Technologies Inc., according to a regulatory filing made on Thursday. The New York-based hedge fund, which owns 5.05 percent of Xerium, nominated two directors to sit on the company’s eight member board...

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    3. Western Forest Products Inc. Announces Board of Director Changes

      Western Forest Products Inc. Announces Board of Director Changes

      (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF ) (“Western” or the “Company”) announced today that Mr. Barrie Shineton will not be standing for re-election as a director at Western’s Annual and Special Meeting on May 3, 2018, and that Ms. Suzanne Blanchet has been proposed as a nominee for election to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”). “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Mr. Shineton for his ...

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    4. Former House Speaker John Boehner is Joining the Board of a Marijuana Company — and an Analyst is Calling it a 'Monumental Event'

      Former House Speaker John Boehner is Joining the Board of a Marijuana Company — and an Analyst is Calling it a 'Monumental Event'
      • Former House Speaker John Boehner is joining the board of Acreage Holdings, a firm that owns marijuana cultivation facilities and dispensaries in 11 states.
      • Boehner said his thinking about cannabis legalization has "evolved."
      • It's a watershed moment for the cannabis industry — analysts say it will perk up investor interest in a sector that could see $75 billion in revenue by 2030....
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    5. The Structure of Board Committees

      The Structure of Board Committees

      Despite the central role of boards in corporate governance, there has been relatively little understanding of their internal organization, specifically the structure of board committees. Using a dataset of over 6,000 firms, the authors find that committee activity, especially the number of committees, has been stable over time. Most of the familiar non-required board committees are rarely used. The majority of directors sit on multiple committees. The benefits and costs of a committee depend on its type. Overall, committees need to be more integrated into our understanding of corporate governance.

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    6. Forest City Board Shake-Up Could Be a Harbinger for Other REITs

      Forest City Board Shake-Up Could Be a Harbinger for Other REITs

      After nine of 13 members of Forest City Realty Trust's board agreed to step down last month, investors turned their attention to other real-estate investment trusts that could face board pressure in the coming weeks.

      The problem: Shares of many REITs have been flagging for the past year, in part because of worries the property market is nearing a peak and partly because of higher interest rates, which make REITs less attractive....

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    7. RiskLens™ Appoints James Lam, World Renowned Expert on Enterprise Risk Management, to Board of Directors

      RiskLens™ Appoints James Lam, World Renowned Expert on Enterprise Risk Management, to Board of Directors

      RESTON, Va., April 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RiskLens , the leading provider of cyber risk quantification solutions, today announced that it has appointed James Lam, one of the world’s foremost experts on enterprise risk management (ERM), as an Independent Director to its Board of Directors...

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    8. Ready to Rumble, Ironwood? Activist Investor Alex Denner Suits up for Board-Seat Bid

      Ready to Rumble, Ironwood? Activist Investor Alex Denner Suits up for Board-Seat Bid

      Activist investor Alex Denner is back at it in biopharma. Just a few months after playing a pivotal role in Sanofi’s Bioverativ acquisition, he has set his sights on Ironwood Pharmaceuticals. The Massachusetts drugmaker on Monday said it had received word from Denner’s Sarissa Capital Management, which held 1.92 million Ironwood shares at the end of 2017, that it intended to nominate Denner for Ironwood’s board...

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    9. Lilis Energy (LLEX) Announces Ronald Ormand as Ceo & Board Chairman; James Denny III ...

      Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) announced today that Executive Chairman Ronald D. Ormand has been appointed Chief Executive Officer in addition to Chairman of the Board. James W. Denny III has been appointed Executive Vice President of Production and Operations and the Board of Directors has ...

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    10. Meet the Woman Who Convinced Apple, Starbucks, and Nike to Close Their Gender Pay Gaps

      Meet the Woman Who Convinced Apple, Starbucks, and Nike to Close Their Gender Pay Gaps

      Meet the Woman Who Convinced Apple, Starbucks, and Nike to Close Their Gender Pay Gaps An Equal Pay Day icon. Arjuna Capital managing partner Natasha Lamb has convinced 21 companies to commit to analyzing and closing their gender pay gaps. These include major players in tech (Apple, , Microsoft), finance (J.P. Morgan Chase, , Mastercard), and retail (Amazon, , Starbucks).

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