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    1. Activist investor ValueAct Urges Madame Tussauds-Owner Merlin to go Private

      Activist investor ValueAct Urges Madame Tussauds-Owner Merlin to go Private

      (Reuters) - Activist shareholder ValueAct on Thursday urged Merlin Entertainments to go private and said the owner of Madame Tussauds, the London Eye and Alton Towers could be valued at about 4 pounds a share, 20% more than its current price. That would value the Legoland owner at more than 4 billion pounds. It had a market capitalisation of 3.42 billion pounds as of Wednesday's close, according to Refinitiv Eikon data...

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    2. Jeff Bezos Blew off Amazon Employees' Proposal at the Shareholder's Meeting and they were Miffed: 'This is not the kind of leadership we need'

      Jeff Bezos Blew off Amazon Employees' Proposal at the Shareholder's Meeting and they were Miffed: 'This is not the kind of leadership we need'
      • Nearly 8,000 employees have signed an open letter asking Amazon to commit to become a climate-change leader instead of a climate change contributor.
      • They expected to present their ideas directly to their boss, CEO Jeff Bezos, at the company's annual shareholder's conference where he was scheduled to appear.
      • But Bezos didn't show up to listen to them.
      • Although 50 of them were in the room, the company also did not allow any of them to ask a question of him...
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    3. McDonald's is Under Pressure as Allegations of Sexual Harassment Surface and Activists Circle the Wagons

      McDonald's is Under Pressure as Allegations of Sexual Harassment Surface and Activists Circle the Wagons

      McDonald’s is taking a lot of heat from workers’ rights groups leading up to its annual shareholder meeting Thursday. This week, the burger chain has been accused of failing to protect workers from sexual harassment and violence . High-profile activists like actress Padma Lakshmi joined a worker protest in Chicago. And Time’s Up , which aims to combat workplace sexual misconduct, sent an open letter to McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook...

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    4. Boston Properties Appoints Two New Independent Directors

      Boston Properties Appoints Two New Independent Directors

      Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) today announced that its stockholders elected two new independent directors, Ms. Diane Hoskins and Mr. William Walton, to its Board of Directors at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders held on May 21, 2019. The two new directors fill the seats previously held by Dr. Jacob Frenkel and Mr. Martin Turchin, both of whom retired from Boston Properties’ Board of Directors. Boston Properties is governed by an 11-member Board, including nine independent directors of which 44% are women...

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    5. Kevin Mansell Elected to Fossil Group, Inc. Board of Directors

      Kevin Mansell Elected to Fossil Group, Inc. Board of Directors

      RICHARDSON, Texas, May 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fossil Group, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: FOSL) (the “Company”) announced the election of Kevin Mansell to its Board of Directors, effective May 22, 2019.  With Mr. Mansell’s election, the Company’s Board of Directors consists of nine members, including eight independent directors and one current member of senior management...

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    6. BP's Chairman Says 'the world can't continue along its current path' and That The Energy Giant Will Become More Transparent in Response to Investor Demands

      BP's Chairman Says 'the world can't continue along its current path' and That The Energy Giant Will Become More Transparent in Response to Investor Demands
      • BP chairman Helge Lund promised a long-term transformation to a "low-carbon energy system" in a Financial Times editorial.
      • At its annual general meeting on Tuesday, BP accepted a shareholder resolution to adopt transparency about how its strategy is in accordance with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
      • BP and its competitors are facing significant pressure from investor groups for addressing climate change, including from CA100+, whose members control a total of $33 trillion AUM...
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    7. Deutsche Bank Pay is Driving a Wedge Between Veterans on 'Mickey Mouse Money' and a Slew of Better-Paid New Hires — and a $62 Million Bonus for the Board Adds Extra Sting

      Deutsche Bank Pay is Driving a Wedge Between Veterans on 'Mickey Mouse Money' and a Slew of Better-Paid New Hires — and a $62 Million Bonus for the Board Adds Extra Sting
      • Deutsche Bank has been splashing out on new hires and paying out a big bonus to the board, infuriating veterans who saw their pay slump.
      • Deutsche Bank's bosses may face shareholder wrath ahead of a key annual meeting on Thursday.
      • Senior staff are forced to hold the stock as part of their pay. The shares reached record lows this week...
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    8. Amazon Air Pilots are Picketing the Company's Annual Shareholder Meeting as They Fight For Better Pay

      Amazon Air Pilots are Picketing the Company's Annual Shareholder Meeting as They Fight For Better Pay
      • Pilots for three airlines that operate much of Amazon's Air delivery service are set to picket Amazon's annual meeting on Wednesday.
      • The group says the companies have purposefully stalled negotiating a new contract for more than three years.
      • Pilots who spoke to Business Insider said their worried another accident — like that involving an Atlas Air jet in February — could happen again soon as crews are stretched thin...
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    9. What is the Process for a Whistleblower to Receive an SEC Whistleblower Award?

      What is the Process for a Whistleblower to Receive an SEC Whistleblower Award?

      Under the SEC Whistleblower Program, the SEC is required to pay awards to eligible whistleblowers who voluntarily provide the SEC with original information that leads to successful enforcement actions resulting in monetary sanctions totaling more than $1,000,000. A whistleblower may receive an award of between 10% to 30% of the total monetary sanctions collected...

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    10. Texas Land Bank Proxy Fight Turns Ugly as Dissident Nominee Sued

      Texas Land Bank Proxy Fight Turns Ugly as Dissident Nominee Sued

      (Bloomberg) -- Texas Pacific Land Trust postponed a special shareholders meeting and sued the activist investor vying for a trustee job, the latest twist in an increasingly acrimonious proxy fight. The meeting, previously scheduled for June 6, has been called off until further notice to give investors "the opportunity to cast a fully informed vote,’’ Trustee David E. Barry said Tuesday in a statement...

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