"Conduct of the Annual Meeting"

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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

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Even if a company's previous annual meetings have gone smoothly, it's dangerous to assume this year's meeting will be the same. In addition to evolving meeting formats and communication strategies, investors are becoming increasingly vocal at meetings and asking tougher questions. Meetings have become real shareholder events as more shareholder proposals gain majority support and "vote no" campaigns grow. Finally, there are many thorny issues regarding how to count votes.

Join these experts:

  • Jennifer Card, Senior Counsel - Securities, Governance & Corporate, McDonald's
  • Carl Hagberg, Independent Inspector of Elections and Editor of The Shareholder Service Optimizer
  • Brandon Smith, Executive Counsel - Corporate, Securities & Finance, GE
  • Juliet Sy Pate, Senior Securities & Corporate Governance Counsel, JELD-WEN

Among the topics of this program are:

  • Meeting Logistics (Including Virtual Meetings)
  • Dealing With The Media
  • Preparing Officers & Directors
  • Rules of Conduct
  • Disruptive Shareholders
  • Tabulation Issues
  • Post-Mortems

 

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