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    1. Week Ahead: Ballots, Battles, Boardroom Blues?

      Week Ahead: Ballots, Battles, Boardroom Blues?

      As corporate earnings season nears an end for this quarter, a few shareholder battles are about to begin. On Tuesday: BP. The oil giant is expected to face demands at a meeting to set tougher targets on climate change ... From activists and investors. It's backed a resolution to be more transparent and link executive pay to reducing emissions from its own operations .... To keep to goals set by the 2015 Paris climate deal...

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    2. Dr. Jerome Zeldis, M.D., Ph.D, Former Chief Medical Officer of Celgene, to Join BioSig Board of Directors

      Dr. Jerome Zeldis, M.D., Ph.D, Former Chief Medical Officer of Celgene, to Join BioSig Board of Directors

      Santa Monica, CA, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioSig Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSGM), a medical device company developing a proprietary biomedical signal processing platform designed to address an unmet technology need for the electrophysiology (EP) marketplace, today announced that Dr. Jerome B. Zeldis agreed to re-join the Company as an Independent Director, effective immediately...

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    3. PDC Energy Board of Directors Urges Shareholders to Protect the Value of their Investment

      PDC Energy Board of Directors Urges Shareholders to Protect the Value of their Investment

      DENVER, May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PDC Energy, Inc. (“PDC” or “the Company”) (PDCE) today issued a statement in response to a report issued by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) regarding the reelection of the Company’s directors – PDC’s President and Chief Executive Officer Barton R. Brookman and independent directors Mark E. Ellis and Larry F. Mazza – at its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (“2019 Annual Meeting”) scheduled for May 29, 2019...

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    4. BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. Appoints Cheemin Bo-Linn to its Board of Directors

      BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. Appoints Cheemin Bo-Linn to its Board of Directors

      ATLANTA, May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:BMCH) ("BMC" or the "Company"), one of the leading providers of diversified building products, services and innovative solutions in the U.S. residential construction market, today announced the appointment of Cheemin Bo-Linn, EdD to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately.  With this appointment, the BMC Board expands to 11 directors...

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    5. Wall Street Pay Proposal Being Negotiated by SEC, Bank Regulator

      Wall Street Pay Proposal Being Negotiated by SEC, Bank Regulator

      (Bloomberg) -- The latest effort to impose restrictions on Wall Street bonuses is advancing as key regulators review a draft of new limits, according to Joseph Otting, head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Otting told members of the House Financial Services Committee at a Thursday hearing that a proposal written by his agency has been shared with the Securities and Exchange Commission...

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    6. Uber Wanted to IPO with a $120 Billion Valuation But Ran Into Trouble When Some of its Biggest Shareholders Held Out for a Lower Price

      Uber Wanted to IPO with a $120 Billion Valuation But Ran Into Trouble When Some of its Biggest Shareholders Held Out for a Lower Price
      • Uber wanted to go public with the $120 billion valuation pitched by bankers at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs ahead of its initial public offering, but the company ultimately listed with a $75.5 billion market cap.
      • One reason is that institutional investors, many who privately owned Uber stock, didn't want to buy more shares at the higher price, according to The New York Times...
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    7. Do Directors of a Board Have Access to the Company’s Privileged Materials?

      Do Directors of a Board Have Access to the Company’s Privileged Materials?

      In an article I wrote last month on attorney-client privilege, I discussed the potential for its abuse at the hands of unscrupulous lawyers attempting to impede discovery by framing nonprivileged materials as privileged. In a business setting, such as a board of directors meeting, for instance, the company may try to use counsel’s presence in a board meeting to argue that the content discussed at the meeting is privileged...

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    8. Pacific Mercantile Bancorp Announces Election of Shannon F. Eusey and Michele S. Miyakawa to Board of Directors

      Pacific Mercantile Bancorp Announces Election of Shannon F. Eusey and Michele S. Miyakawa to Board of Directors

      COSTA MESA, Calif., May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq: PMBC, the “Company”), the holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank (the “Bank”), a wholly owned banking subsidiary, today announced the election of Shannon F. Eusey and Michele S. Miyakawa to the board of directors of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp at the Company’s annual of meeting of shareholders on May 15, 2019.  Ms. Eusey and Ms. Miyakawa are new additions to the Company’s board of directors and will also serve on the board of directors of Pacific Mercantile Bank...

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