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    1. Activision Investors Question Bobby Kotick's Potential Golden Parachute

      Activision Investors Question Bobby Kotick's Potential Golden Parachute

      An activist investor group that previously called on Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick to resign is now raising concerns about the executive’s golden parachute, should he exit the company. Why it matters: Microsoft’s plans to buy Activision Blizzard for $70 billion may alter the consequences coming to Kotick, who has led the company for three decades...

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    2. Kohl's Is Again Pushed by Activist to Make Changes to Boost Stock Price

      Kohl's Is Again Pushed by Activist to Make Changes to Boost Stock Price

      Kohl’s is again being pushed by activist investor Macellum Advisors to take action to boost its stock price, The Wall Street Journal reported. Macellum Advisors, which owns about a 5% stake in the department-store chain, has been urging Kohl’s (ticker: KSS) to make changes including altering its board, people familiar with the matter told the Journal. Kohl’s has so far rejected requests from Macellum...

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    3. Credit Suisse Chairman Quits After Breaching Covid-19 Protocols— Flying To The Wimbledon Tennis Finals And Vacationing In The Maldives

      Credit Suisse Chairman Quits After Breaching Covid-19 Protocols— Flying To The Wimbledon Tennis Finals And Vacationing In The Maldives

      Credit Suisse Group’s Chairman António Horta-Osório resigned when he breached Covid-19-related rules by his personal use of a corporate aircraft, and he attended the Wimbledon tennis finals in the U.K. in July, when the country’s Covid-19 rules required him to be in quarantine...

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    4. GSK Rejects 50-Billion-Pound Unilever Offer for Consumer Assets

      GSK Rejects 50-Billion-Pound Unilever Offer for Consumer Assets

      (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline on Saturday said it had rejected a 50-billion-pound offer from Unilever for its consumer goods arm, saying it "fundamentally undervalued" the business and its future prospects and that it would stick to its plan of spinning off the unit. Unilever confirmed the approach earlier on Saturday, saying the Glaxo unit would be a "strong strategic fit" as it continues to re-shape ...

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    5. Rio Tinto Ripped for 'corporate governance failures' by Activist Shareholder

      Rio Tinto Ripped for 'corporate governance failures' by Activist Shareholder

      Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ -0.2%) activist investor Pentwater Capital is again criticizing Rio Tinto (RIO -0.5%) for "ongoing corporate governance breaches," alleging a conflict of interest involving Rio board member Ngaire Woods, Dean of Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government...

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    6. Microsoft Board to Review Company’s Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Policies

      Microsoft Board to Review Company’s Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Policies

      Microsoft Corp.’s board of directors on Thursday said it would review the company’s sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies and unveil a summary of the results of past investigations into how the company handled allegations against company executives, including co-founder Bill Gates...

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    7. Countryside Agrees Deal with Activist, CEO Steps Down

      Countryside Agrees Deal with Activist, CEO Steps Down

      (Bloomberg) -- Countryside Properties Plc Chief Executive Officer Iain McPherson is stepping down just as the U.K. homebuilder reaches an agreement with an activist investor. Its shares slumped. The firm reached a deal with Browning West, that includes the appointment of partner Peter Lee to its board. The Los Angeles-based hedge fund has built a stake of almost 9.6% in Countryside and has pushed for a shake-up at the company...

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    8. Von der Leyen Expects EU Deal on Rules for Women in Boardrooms

      Von der Leyen Expects EU Deal on Rules for Women in Boardrooms

      Berlin | The European Commission president has said she is increasingly optimistic that Europe will unblock long-delayed legislation this year aimed at boosting women’s representation in corporate boardrooms. Ursula von der Leyen told the Financial Times she is ready to work with France to push for the proposed directive during the six-month period of Paris holding the rotating EU presidency...

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    9. Huntsman Says Starboard is Forcing Company Into 'unnecessary' Proxy Fight

      Huntsman Says Starboard is Forcing Company Into 'unnecessary' Proxy Fight

      (Reuters) - Huntsman Corp reacted to Starboard Value's decision to nominate four directors to its board on Wednesday, saying the two sides had consulted on key matters but that the activist investor is forcing it into an "unnecessary" board room fight. Chemicals maker Huntsman said investment firm Starboard did not act constructively to help decide who will serve as a director...

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    10. With "B-" Grade, U.S. Corporate Governance Backslides in 2021

      With "B-" Grade, U.S. Corporate Governance Backslides in 2021

      The effectiveness of corporate governance among publicly traded companies declined slightly over the last year, according to data from the third annual American Corporate Governance Index (ACGI) from The Institute of Internal Auditors and the Neel Corporate Governance Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Haslam College of Business...

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    11. Janus Henderson Joins Jana Partners to Oppose Zendesk's Deal for Momentive

      Janus Henderson Joins Jana Partners to Oppose Zendesk's Deal for Momentive

      (Reuters) - Zendesk Inc investor Janus Henderson Investors said on Tuesday it did not see a strategic advantage to the software firm's proposed acquisition of Momentive Global Inc, joining activist investor Jana Partners in opposing the deal. Zendesk agreed in late October to buy Momentive, the parent of online survey portal SurveyMonkey, in an all-stock deal, which at the time was valued at nearly $4 billion...

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    12. Forget Shareholder Resolutions, Fund Manager Says: Hire Better Directors

      Forget Shareholder Resolutions, Fund Manager Says: Hire Better Directors

      (Reuters) - A Texas-based fund manager is not jumping on the bandwagon of peers backing shareholder resolutions that call on companies to take stronger action on climate change. Dimensional Fund Advisors argues it would be more effective to just replace corporate directors who fail to address the issue. Austin-based Dimensional backed just a tiny fraction of the climate-related shareholder resolutions tracked by Boston-based advocacy group Ceres last year...

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