March 18, 2014

Poll: How Many Say-on-Pay Failures This Year? 2nd One Just Happened

As noted in its Form 8-K, Hologic is the 2nd company holding its annual meeting in 2014 to fail to gain majority support for its say-on-pay with only 34% voting in favor (down from 65% last year).

With 74 say-on-pay failures in ’13 – more than most folks predicted in last year’s poll – what will this year bring? Please take part in this anonymous poll:

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March-April Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter

This March-April Issue of the Deal Lawyers print newsletter includes:

– A History Lesson: The SEC’s Office of Mergers & Acquisitions
– A Look Back: Regulation M-A & The “Five-Business” Day Rule
– Still Risky Business: Unlicensed M&A Advisors After the Six Lawyers Letter
– The Board’s Evolving Role in Shareholder Communications
– When You’re Selling the Company, Are You Selling the Attorney-Client Privilege Too?
– “Dual Track” Structure Remains Useful to Strategic Acquirors: Even After DGCL Section 251(h)

If you’re not yet a subscriber, try a 2014 no-risk trial to get a non-blurred version of this issue on a complimentary basis.

Shareholder Proposals: Chevedden Wins Another Lawsuit!

Last week, I blogged about how John Chevedden had won two lawsuits involving his shareholder proposals over the past week. Make that now three – as John has won this “proposal by proxy” decision in a lawsuit filed by Chipotle in a federal district court in Colorado…

John is included in this 1-minute video explaining who “shareholder proponents” are:

– Broc Romanek