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    1. Beth Mooney Joins AT&T Board of Directors

      Beth Mooney Joins AT&T Board of Directors

      AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has appointed Beth Mooney to its board of directors. Mooney is chairman and chief executive officer of KeyCorp. She will serve on the Corporate Development and Finance Committee of AT&T's board of directors.  "Beth is an exceptional executive and will be a great addition to our board," said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive officer. "Her outstanding record of leadership, management expertise and accomplished career in the financial services industry will be invaluable to us"...

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    2. Robbery at JP Morgan

      Robbery at JP Morgan

      Government lawyers are backing up the truck again at J.P. Morgan ChaseJPM +0.37% to extract another haul from the country's largest bank. State and federal attorneys have burrowed close enough to J.P. Morgan's vault that the bank is considering a staggering $11 billion settlement related to mortgage-backed securities, including one of the largest fines ever against a single company...

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    3. Judge Rejects LightSquared Director

      Judge Rejects LightSquared Director

      NEW YORK—A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday told LightSquared Inc. to remove a director from a special committee formed to help oversee the sale of the wireless-satellite company, agreeing with lenders that the director's previous relationship with would-be buyer Dish Network Corp. DISH -1.69% could be viewed as a conflict of interest...

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    4. LiqhtSquared Lenders Object to Independent Committee's Board Selection

      LiqhtSquared Lenders Object to Independent Committee's Board Selection

      Lenders to LightSquared Inc. on Monday questioned the selection of an independent director to help oversee a sale of the wireless telecom company.  The lenders in bankruptcy court papers claim the director, Donna Alderman, isn't independent because she previously sparred with Dish Network Corp., DISH -0.91%which is offering $2.22 billion for LightSquared...

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    5. Marlin Midstream Partners Expands Board of Directors

      Marlin Midstream Partners Expands Board of Directors

      Marlin Midstream Partners, LP (Nasdaq:FISH), a Delaware limited partnership ("Marlin" or "the Partnership"), today announced the recent expansion of its Board of Directors to an independent majority. Effective August 15, 2013, Nick W. Evans, Jr., Charles W. Jenness and James Lytal became Board members, with Messrs. Jenness and Lytal as members of the Audit Committee, which is chaired by existing Board member David C. Baggett, who also serves as lead independent director. Existing Board members W. Keith Maxwell, III, Chairman and CEO, and Terry D. Jones, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, each resigned as members of the ...

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    6. Home Depot Names Helena Foulkes to its Board of Directors

      Home Depot Names Helena Foulkes to its Board of Directors

      The Home Depot(R) , the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced the appointment of Helena B. Foulkes, 49, to the Company's board of directors. Foulkes will be a member of the Finance and Leadership Development & Compensation Committees. Her appointment gives the Company 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent...

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    7. Northgrop Gruman Elects William Hernandez to its Board of Directors

      Northgrop Gruman Elects William Hernandez to its Board of Directors

      Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced today that it has elected William H. Hernandez, retired senior vice president and chief financial officer of PPG Industries, Inc., to its board of directors. The addition of Hernandez increases Northrop Grumman's board of directors to 13 members, 12 of whom are nonemployee directors...

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    8. People's United Financial Names Nancy McCallister to Board of Directors

      People's United Financial Names Nancy McCallister to Board of Directors

      People's United Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBCT), the holding company for People's United Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors approved an increase in the size of the Board of Directors to eleven members and appointed Nancy McAllister as a director to fill the vacancy created by that action...

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    9. Corporate Directors Forum Names NuVasive Board Member as Director of the Year

      Corporate Directors Forum Names NuVasive Board Member as Director of the Year

      NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is proud to announce that the Corporate Directors Forum (CDF) named the Company's long-standing board member, Jack Blair, as Director of the Year for Corporate Governance at an awards ceremony on September 18(th) ...

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    10. Carl Icahn: Challenging the Imperial Boardroom

      Carl Icahn:  Challenging the Imperial Boardroom

      I'm no political scientist, but it doesn't take a genius to understand that voting is crucial to democracy. When things aren't going well, citizens can vote the leaders out. A lot of blood has been shed for these rights, and while democracy isn't perfect, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, it's far better than any other system of government...

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    11. Veteran CEO and Director Joins Board of American Electric Technologies

      Veteran CEO and Director Joins Board of American Electric Technologies

      American Electric Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AETI), a leading provider of power delivery solutions for the global energy industry, today announced the appointment of Edward Kuntz as an independent member of its board of directors effective September 15, 2013. Mr. Kuntz was appointed to the board's Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. With this appointment there are seven directors on the board...

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    12. Compensation for U.S. Corporate Directors Increased Modestly in 2012

      Compensation for U.S. Corporate Directors Increased Modestly in 2012

      Fueled by a jump in cash compensation, total pay for outside directors at the nation's largest corporations increased modestly in 2012, according to an annual analysis by global professional services company Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW). The analysis also showed that companies increased the value of annual retainers and continued to shift away from variable forms of pay, which helped to increase the cash element of directors' total compensation package...

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    13. Investors Continue Push for Board Shake-Up at Barrick

      Investors Continue Push for Board Shake-Up at Barrick

      Investors are increasing the pressure on Barrick Gold Corp. ABX.T -0.64% to shake up its board and quicken founder Peter Munk's exit from the world's largest gold miner, triggering boardroom tensions, according to people familiar with the matter.  These large investors say they have told Toronto-based Barrick that it must bring in new independent directors soon. Some are also pushing for Mr. Munk, one of Canada's best-known businessmen, to set a date for handing the reins to his co-chairman, John Thornton...

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