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    1. UK: Faroe Petroleum Sees Off Boardroom Power Grab

      UK:  Faroe Petroleum Sees Off Boardroom Power Grab

      North Sea oil producer Faroe Petroleum has seen off a boardroom power grab by its largest shareholder which retreated from plans to replace two board members with its own executives. Faroe was braced to take on Norwegian oil giant DNO in a showdown over its calls to install Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani, DNO’s chairman, and Bjørn Dale, DNO’s managing director, at the boardroom table...

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    2. Premier Foods Says Some Brands Could be Sold Ahead of Activist Showdown

      Premier Foods Says Some Brands Could be Sold Ahead of Activist Showdown

      The boss of Premier Foods has said it is open to selling off some brands ahead of a showdown with activist investor Oasis at the Mr Kipling maker’s annual meeting today. Oasis has called for investors to vote against the re-election of chief executive Gavin Darby after Premier sparked a furious row by opting not to sell off its fast-growing Batchelors brand , but last night Mr Darby told reporters he was open to divestments at the right price...

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    3. Unilever Faces Shareholder Revolt Over Executive Pay

      Unilever Faces Shareholder Revolt Over Executive Pay

      Unilever faces a stand-off with shareholders over executive pay next month, after two influential shareholder advisory firms urged investors to reject the consumer goods giant's proposals. Unilever is attempting to swap its 'base salary' for a consolidated 'fixed pay' structure, which would mean it could hand larger pay rises and bonuses to its executives...

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    4. Elliott Digs in against BHP Billiton as the World's Loudest Activist takes on the Biggest Miner

      Elliott Digs in against BHP Billiton as the World's Loudest Activist takes on the Biggest Miner

      "Think Smart” yell the billboards across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. “Tell BHP it’s time for CHANGE.” The slogan is a play on BHP Billiton’s recently unveiled strapline “Think Big”, and the advertising campaign is the latest salvo from activist investor Elliott Advisors, which wants the world’s biggest mining company to shake up its strategy. Elliott, the New York-based hedge fund founded by Paul Singer, has a history of aggressive campaigns...

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    5. Companies criticised for 'paying lip-service' to shareholder complaints

      Companies criticised for 'paying lip-service' to shareholder complaints

      Some companies are simply “paying lip service” to their shareholders' complaints about boardroom bonuses and governance rules, according to one corporate watchdog. Despite several years of bruising rebellions from investors unhappy at directors, pay packets and business decisions, a few of Britain’s biggest listed firms continue to give vague or non-existent explanations for falling short of the rules.

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    6. Activist Fund Slams Walt Disney 'Scrooges'

      Activist Fund Slams Walt Disney 'Scrooges'

      An activist investor has declared war on Walt Disney, vowing to claw back almost €1bn in “egregious fees” levelled against its struggling French offshoot. French asset manager CIAM has accused the Mickey Mouse creator of crippling the spin-off Disneyland Paris theme park with grossly inflated costs in an effort to increase its 77pc stake on the cheap...

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    7. Theresa May Backtracks on Putting Workers on Company Boards

      Theresa May Backtracks on Putting Workers on Company Boards

      Mrs May said at the CBI Conference that the forthcoming Green Paper will be a “genuine consultation” with businesses on “what works” for employee representation Christopher Williams , Chief Business Correspondent 01pm T he Prime Minister has ruled out forcing companies to appoint workers to boards or create continental-style dual boards, despite her earlier complaint that too many directors are drawn from the same narrow social and professional circles. Speaking at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Annual Conference, Theresa May said that the Government would publish a Green Paper within ...

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    8. Ryanair Investors Rebel Against Pay

      Ryanair Investors Rebel Against Pay

      Ryanair investors rebel against pay Pirc has warned that Ryanair may be overpaying its boss, Michael O'Leary Ben Martin 14 September 2016 • 1:53pm I nvestors have once again rebelled against pay at Ryanair after an influential shareholder advisory group warned that the low-cost airline may be overpaying its outspoken boss, Michael O’Leary. Almost 15pc of votes cast at Ryanair’s annual general meeting in Dublin today went against the carrier’s remuneration report...

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    9. Row Over Speedy Hire Corporate Governance Takes a New Twist as ISS Weighs in

      Row Over Speedy Hire Corporate Governance Takes a New Twist as ISS Weighs in

      The bust-up over corporate governance at tool rental firm Speedy Hire is set to take another twist with influential shareholder advisory group ISS weighing in.

      Activist investor Toscafund wants to remove Speedy Hire executive chairman Jan Astrand and replace him with David Shearer, the former chairman of Mouchel.

      The proposals will be voted on at a general meeting on September 9, with Speedy Hire fighting the moves put forward by Toscafund. The activist investor is the largest shareholder in Speedy Hire, with almost a fifth of shares....

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