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    2. The 25 CEOs Whose Pay is Most Wildly Out of Sync With Their Company's Performance

      The 25 CEOs Whose Pay is Most Wildly Out of Sync With Their Company's Performance
      Check out which 25 CEOs on the SP 500 earn a salary that's higher than expected, given shareholder return. The list appears in a report from As You Sow, a nonprofit focused on shareholder advocacy. As You Sow also calculated the ratio of CEO pay to median employee pay. Ronald F. Clarke, CEO of Fleetcor Technologies Inc., took the top spot: He makes about $53 million a year, which ...
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    3. Fir Tree Comments on Halcón CEO Departure, Renews Call for Sale of Company

      Fir Tree Comments on Halcón CEO Departure, Renews Call for Sale of Company
      Fir Tree Capital Management LP ("Fir Tree"), manager of certain funds that together have economic exposure to approximately 7.2% of the common stock of Halcn Resources Corporation ("Halcn" or "the Company") (NYSE: HK ), today issued the following statement regarding the Companys February 21 st announcement of management and board changes, including the departure of Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director Floyd C. Wilson, and commitment to reduce GA costs ...
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    4. Moody’s Corporation Elects Thérèse Esperdy to Board of Directors

      Moody’s Corporation Elects Thérèse Esperdy to Board of Directors
      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Moody's Corporation(NYSE:MCO)announced today that Thrse Esperdy has been elected as a member of the Companys Board, effective as of March 1, 2019. Ms. Esperdy also has been elected to the Boards Audit, Governance Nominating and Compensation Human Resources Committees. With the election of Ms. Esperdy, Moodys Board will now consist of ten directors...
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    5. PG&E's Activist Shareholder Has Chosen Its Own Board Nominees

      PG&E's Activist Shareholder Has Chosen Its Own Board Nominees
      PGE(ticker: PCG) mayhave filed for bankruptcy, butBlueMountain Capitalis stilllobbying for changeat the company. The hedge fund and the embattled California utility are gearing up to make competing board changes at or before its annual shareholder meeting on May 21, where BlueMountain plans to put forward a brand new slate of directors. The fund said Wednesday it has selected those directors, and will announce its choices soon...
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    6. The Road Ahead for Shareholder Activism

      The Road Ahead for Shareholder Activism
      Notwithstanding that shareholder activist funds themselves continue to have below-market returns, shareholder activism continues to expand and intensify. While many commentators have cited 2018 as a record year for activism in terms of number of campaigns, capital deployed, number of activists involved, first-time activists, and board seats obtained, the growth of activism from 2017 to 2018 was modest, particularly when campaigns against an announced merger and short seller campaigns are ...
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    7. Only Half of PG&E's Board to Remain After Bankruptcy Filing

      Only Half of PG&E's Board to Remain After Bankruptcy Filing
      (Bloomberg) -- PGE Corp., which filed for bankruptcy last month, announced a boardroom shakeup that would bring back at most half of the current board members. No more than five of the utility owners 10 current board members will stand for re-election at its upcoming shareholders meeting, according to a statement Monday. The company wants mostly independent directors, and the new board will have 11 of them, it said.,..
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    8. US Corporate Governance: Turning Up the Heat

      US Corporate Governance: Turning Up the Heat
      U.S. public companies face a wide array of challenges, from greater market volatility and increasing economic and geopolitical uncertainty to disruptive technologies, artificial intelligence, social media and cybersecurity incidents The new year also began with a shutdown of the federal government and a divided government, reflecting deep societal schisms on numerous and varied questions that may impact the environment in which companies and boards operate...
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    9. Buybacks are a $1 Trillion Political Hot Potato — Here's Why Politicians and CEOs are Sparring Over Them

      Buybacks are a $1 Trillion Political Hot Potato — Here's Why Politicians and CEOs are Sparring Over Them
      2018 saw record share buybacks by SP 500 companies following the GOP's tax cuts with more than $1 trillion in stock bought back. Bernie Sanders and former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein have been feuding on Twitter about the value of the strategy ahead of potential Democrat plans to limit buyback options by corporations. Other leading figures in US politics have weighed into the debate including Steve Mnuchin and ...
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    10. Breaking News: BB&T and SunTrust are Joining Forces in a $66 Billion Deal That'll Create the US's 6th Largest Bank

      Breaking News:  BB&T and SunTrust are Joining Forces in a $66 Billion Deal That'll Create the US's 6th Largest Bank
      SunTrust Banks and BBT have agreed to a $66 billion merger that will create the sixth-largest US bank. The deal pays SunTrust shareholders 1.295 BBT shares for each SunTrust share they own, according to a joint statement released Thursday morning. BB T shareholders will own about 57% of the combined company...
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    11. S&P 500 CEO Compensation Increase Trends

      S&P 500 CEO Compensation Increase Trends
      CEO pay continues to be an extensively discussed topic in the media, in the boardroom, and among investors and proxy advisors. CEO total direct compensation (TDC; base salary + actual bonus paid + grant value of long-term incentives [LTI]) has increased at a moderate pace in recent yearsin the 2-6% range for 2011-2016. However, CEO pay accelerated in 2017 at an 11% increase, likely reflecting sustained robust financial and total shareholder return ...
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