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    1. GMI Ratings Releases Research Findings on Gender Diversity on U.S. Boards of Directors

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GMI Ratings, the leading provider of research on environmental, social, governance and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies, released today its third study this year of gender diversity on corporate boards of directors. The current study provides a comprehensive quantitative state-by-state analysis of gender diversity on the boards of ...

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    2. GMI Ratings Update | Duke Energy Corporation

      GMI Ratings Update | Duke Energy Corporation

      A Friday SEC filing saw the resignation of two more Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) directors, the latest development since a surprising board coup led to the July 2nd removal of CEO Bill Johnson. The retirees, John D. Baker II and Theresa M. Stone, were legacy Progress Energy directors, and each was candid about recent developments as they left. In addition to suggesting a change a leadership, Mr. Baker added that actions by Duke’s board members “have revealed serious issues in Duke’s corporate governa

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    3. 10 years later: Sarbanes-Oxley Act Continues to Shape Board Governance

      The percentage of independent directors on S&P 500 boards has increased from 79 percent in 2002 to 84 percent in 2012. In 2002, the CEO was the only non-independent director on 31 percent of S&P 500 boards compared with 59 percent of boards today. In 2002, one-quarter of S&P 500 boards separated the chairman and CEO roles, compared with 43 percent in 2012. Meanwhile, 23 percent of S&P 500 boards in 2012 have a nonexecutive chairman who is truly independent, an increase from 13 percent in 2007. F

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    4. Green Mountain CEO Faces Percolating Issue of Who's Boss

      Green Mountain CEO Faces Percolating Issue of Who's Boss

      With Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. poised to report its slowest quarterly sales growth since 2005, Chief Executive Officer Lawrence J. Blanford faces pressure to prove the company is a sustainable business. The question for investors is whether Blanford, hired five years ago to help Green Mountain transcend its startup culture, can shake off the influence of founder Robert P. Stiller. While Stiller was removed as chairman in May after improperly using his shares to back personal loans, he

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    5. RIM Activist Investor: Split Company In Half For Sale

      RIM Activist Investor: Split Company In Half For Sale

      Two months ago, Toronto activist investor Victor Alboini, whose Jaguar Financial has a stake just below 5 percent in Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM), said the company will be gone in a year. Wednesday, after CEO Thorsten Heins called in Wall Street bankers for strategic advice, Alboini said it's time to split the ailing BlackBerry developer in half for sale. During the day, RIM shares set a 52 ...

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    6. Proxy season results show dramatic shift in company-shareholder engagement

      Accountability and transparency expectations for companies and institutional investors increase as a result PR Newswire NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Ernst & Young LLP report – Four key trends of the 2012 proxy season – reveals four emerging governance trends: the impact of say-on-pay (SOP) goes beyond compensation; shareholder proposal topics shift and agreements for withdrawal

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    7. Proxy season results show dramatic shift in company-shareholder engagement

      NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A new Ernst & Young LLP report - Four key trends of the 2012 proxy season - reveals four emerging governance trends: the impact of say-on-pay (SOP) goes beyond compensation; shareholder proposal topics shift and agreements for withdrawals are reached; board accountability measures continue to strengthen; and, director opposition votes show change in investors' voting practices. In its analysis, Ernst & Young LLP finds that company-investor engag

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