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"Pat McGurn's Forecast for 2010 Proxy Season: Wild and Woolly"

Thursday, January 21, 2010

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

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High levels of "withheld" votes against directors. Lots of majority votes on shareholder proposals. The 2009 proxy season campaign was pretty wild - and the outlook for this year is "more of the same." Pat’s always-entertaining webcast will recap what transpired during the 2009 proxy season - and predict what to expect for this proxy season as well as offer strategies from the proxy season expert. For this webcast, Pat's theme is bowling - you can be sure he will be revving up the pun machine (egs. strikes, spares, gutterballs, splits). Join:

  • Pat McGurn, Executive Vice President and Special Counsel, RiskMetrics' ISS Division

Among the topics of this program are:

  • What will be the hot topics for investors in 2010? How do they differ from what was hot last season?
  • What changes in governance policies should companies now consider as broker votes are now gone?
  • What new positions were taken by RiskMetrics' ISS Division in its 2010 voting guidelines?

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