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Glass Lewis Blog

The Glass Lewis Blog is regularly updated with information of use to our institutional investor clients including our insights on major corporate governance news, replays of Proxy Talk conference calls, and the publication of new guidelines, season previews, season reviews and special reports.

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Proxy Season Insider: April 20

More highlights from the world of Proxy Papers you can’t afford to miss! Bio-Rad Laboratories New York Stock Exchange – April 25 As far as dramatic board shake-ups go, it’s hard to top a quadruple [...]

By |April 20, 2017|Blog|
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Glass Lewis Submission to SGX Consultation on a Possible Dual Class Listing Framework

As discussed in our prior post, SGX has sought input from stakeholders on possibly allowing issuers to adopt dual class share (“DCS”) structures for newly listed issuers. SGX set out a “straw man” proposal on [...]

By |April 19, 2017|Blog, Regulatory Matters|
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Proxy Season Insider: April 17

Highlights from the world of Proxy Papers you can’t afford to miss! Credit Suisse Group SIX Swiss Exchange – April 25 After a painful year of restructuring, Credit Suisse is hoping its upcoming AGM will offer [...]

By |April 17, 2017|Blog|
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Proxy Talk: NYC Comptroller’s Vote No Campaign at NRG

Glass Lewis hosted a Proxy Talk call with Michael Garland of the New York City Comptroller to discuss his office's vote no campaign at the annual meeting of NRG Energy, which is to be held [...]

By |April 13, 2017|Blog, Proxy Talks|
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Sports Direct Board Appoints First Employee Representative

The balance of UK governance shifted just a tiny bit on Wednesday, with news that the board of FTSE 250 retailer Sports Direct has appointed its first workers' representative following a ballot of 23,000 employees. [...]

By |April 12, 2017|Blog|
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Proxy Season Insider: April 10

Highlights from the world of Proxy Papers you can’t afford to miss! Vale SA Bovespa – April 20 It's a contest! Shareholders have taken advantage of recent improvements to nominating rules in Brazil to propose four [...]

By |April 10, 2017|Blog|
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Proxy Talk: Contested Meeting at Petrobras

Glass Lewis hosted a Proxy Talk conference call with the nominees for a contested election to the supervisory council (conselho fiscal) at the annual meeting of Petrobras, to be held on April 27. At the center [...]

By |April 10, 2017|Blog, Proxy Talks|
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Musical Chairs at Centamin: Director Voted off Board, Reappointed Immediately

In a highly unusual result, 64% of votes were cast against the re-election of Trevor Schultz as a non-executive director at FTSE 250 gold miner Centamin plc's 2017 AGM last week. Even more unusually, by [...]

By |April 7, 2017|Blog|
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Texas Bill Targets Activist Investors, Advisors

Regulations proposed by the Texas State Legislature would mark a blow to shareholder rights, subjecting investors, proxy advisors and other shareholder support firms to unprecedented disclosure requirements, and potentially serving to reverse the recent expansion [...]

By |April 6, 2017|Blog|
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UK Parliament Committee Calls for Employee Reps and the Abolition of LTIPs

Long-term incentives out, employee representatives in? The UK Parliament's Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has included some notable recommendations in its report on an inquiry into corporate governance focused on executive pay, directors duties, [...]

By |April 5, 2017|Blog|
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