General Electric announced that it amended its bylaws to allow a shareholder or a group of up to 20 shareholders that has owned three percent or more of the company’s stock for at least three years to nominate and include in the company’s proxy materials directors constituting up to 20 percent of the board.
In the wake of headline-making cyber breaches and class action lawsuits for data losses, companies face growing scrutiny and evolving legal and regulatory standards.
A recent Seventh Circuit decision suggests public companies should take care when disclosing employment-related litigation.
Typically, a public offer to purchase a substantial amount of a company’s debt or equity securities must remain open for 20 business days, in order to allow holders sufficient time to make an informed decision to participate.
Glass Lewis, a prominent proxy advisory firm, has now added its views to the proxy access battlefront.
In Stratte-McClure v. Morgan Stanley, the Second Circuit held that the MD&A disclosure rules set forth in Item 303 of Regulation S-K can give rise to a Rule 10b-5 claim.
The NYSE has proposed amending its listing standards to exempt early stage companies from the requirement to obtain shareholder approval before issuing shares to related parties and affiliates.
The campaign by institutional investors to give shareholders the ability to nominate directors of U.S. public companies using the company’s ballot shows no signs of slowing and continues to evolve.
Pending a staff review of the scope and application of Exchange Act Rule 14a-8(i)(9), it will “express no views on the application of [that rule] during the current proxy season.”
Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb revealed that Vanguard was asking the U.S. companies in which it invests to establish shareholder liaison committees in an effort to improve corporate governance.