1. Hudson’s Bay Activist Litt Calls for 'Urgently Needed' Board Overhaul

    Hudson’s Bay Activist Litt Calls for 'Urgently Needed' Board Overhaul

    Activist investor Jonathan Litt is taking renewed aim again at Hudson’s Bay Co., this time calling for “urgently needed” change to the retailer’s board of directors. Litt, chief investment officer and founder of Land & Buildings Investment Management, said in a letter to Hudson’s Bay shareholders that the company should sell a number of assets, including the Saks Fifth Avenue brand and its flagship Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, Lord & Taylor as well as its remaining 50 per cent interest in Galeria Kaufhof to Karstadt. “HBC’s board has an appalling track record, overseeing more than $2 billion ...

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    1. HBC's board has an appalling track record, overseeing more than $2 billion of shareholder value destruction with a 60 per cent share price decline over the last three years – all while the company's department store peers have risen 25 per cent in 2018.
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