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    1. Yukiko Omura Joins Assured Guaranty's Board of Directors

      Yukiko Omura Joins Assured Guaranty's Board of Directors

      )--Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) announced that Ms. Yukiko Omura has been elected as an independent director to its Board of Directors. Ms. Omura will also serve on the Board’s Finance Committee and Risk Oversight Committee.

      “We are very pleased to have Yukiko Omura join our Board,” said Assured Guaranty Chairman, Robin Monro-Davies.

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    2. Cubic Adds Transportation Expert Steven Norris to Board of Directors

      Cubic Adds Transportation Expert Steven Norris to Board of Directors

      SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced that Steven John Norris, a UK businessman and former government minister, was appointed to the company’s board of directors and its nominating and corporate governance committee. Norris is a recognized authority on transport and infrastructure issues. Previously he served as a member of the Cubic Transportation Systems ...

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    3. Fifth Third Bancorp Elects James P. Hackett Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and Marsha C. Williams Lead Director ...

      Fifth Third Bancorp Elects James P. Hackett Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and Marsha C. Williams Lead Director ...

      CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected James P. Hackett as the non-executive chairman of the Board following the retirement of William Isaac at the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders. Additionally, the Board elected Marsha C. Williams as the lead director of the Board to replace Hackett. These elections took place ...

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    4. Tulane University President Scott Cowen Named to Barnes & Noble Board of Directors

      Tulane University President Scott Cowen Named to Barnes & Noble Board of Directors

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), today announced that Scott S. Cowen, President of Tulane University in New Orleans, has been elected to the Barnes & Noble Board of Directors. Dr. Cowen is the 14th President of Tulane University. He also holds joint appointments as the Seymour S. Goodman Memorial Professor of Business in Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and ...

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    5. eBay Inc. Issues Letter to Shareholders

      eBay Inc. Issues Letter to Shareholders

      SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) today announced that it has issued the following letter to its shareholders. The company also said it has filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) with respect to eBay’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, to be held on May 13, 2014. “Our shareholders and our customers are best served by ...

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    6. Fitch: Shareholder Activism, Consumer Trends Among Top Concerns of U.S. Restaurant Investors

      Fitch: Shareholder Activism, Consumer Trends Among Top Concerns of U.S. Restaurant Investors

      CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The effect of activist shareholders on credits, the merits of having an investment grade rating, sustainable capital structures and the state of consumer spending are top-of-mind for U.S. credit investors in the restaurant industry, according to a Fitch Ratings report. During the first-quarter of 2014, Fitch participated in multiple group discussions with investors ...

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    7. Tiffany Announces Stock Repurchase Program; Board Authorizes $300 Million over Three Years

      Tiffany Announces Stock Repurchase Program; Board Authorizes $300 Million over Three Years

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a new stock repurchase program. The previous program expired at the end of January 2014. Effective immediately, this new program authorizes the repurchase of up to $300 million of Tiffany’s Common Stock through open market transactions. Purchases are discretionary and will be made from ...

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    8. Vestar Capital Partners to Acquire Institutional Shareholder Services from MSCI in $364 Million Transaction

      Vestar Capital Partners to Acquire Institutional Shareholder Services from MSCI in $364 Million Transaction

      Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, today announced its parent company, MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), had entered into a definitive agreement with Vestar Capital Partners (“Vestar“), pursuant to which Vestar has agreed to acquire ISS for $364 million. The ...

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    9. CommonWealth REIT Board Sends Letter to Shareholders

      CommonWealth REIT Board Sends Letter to Shareholders

      NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CommonWealth REIT (NYSE: CWH) today announced that it has mailed a letter to shareholders asking them to support the Board’s continuing efforts to create long term value for all shareholders rather than the ongoing effort by Related Fund Management, LLC and Corvex Management LP (“Related/Corvex”) to seize control of CWH without paying shareholders anything for ...

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    10. CommonWealth REIT Files Investor Presentation

      CommonWealth REIT Files Investor Presentation

      NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CommonWealth REIT (NYSE: CWH) today announced that it has made available to shareholders an investor presentation on the Company’s website at www.cwhreit.com. The presentation will also be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC) and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The presentation provides details of why CWH’s Board ...

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    11. CIT Names Ellen R. Alemany to Board of Directors

      CIT Names Ellen R. Alemany to Board of Directors

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT) cit.com, a leading provider of financing and advisory services to small businesses and middle market companies, today announced that Ellen R. Alemany has been named to CIT’sBoard of Directors effective immediately. She will serve as a member of CIT’s Audit Committee.

       

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    12. Seattle Genetics Appoints John A. Orwin to Board of Directors

      Seattle Genetics Appoints John A. Orwin to Board of Directors

      BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN) announced today that John A. Orwin has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Orwin is a biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry veteran with nearly 25 years of experience, including senior leadership positions in many commercial oncology organizations. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Relypsa, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company.

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    13. Corporate Governance Lawyer Holly J. Gregory Joins Sidley Austin LLP in New York

      Corporate Governance Lawyer Holly J. Gregory Joins Sidley Austin LLP in New York

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sidley Austin LLP announced today that it has expanded its Corporate Governance practice with the addition of Holly J. Gregory. Ms. Gregory joins Sidley as a partner and a global coordinator of the Corporate Governance practice. She is based in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Gregory regularly counsels clients on the full range of governance issues, including fiduciary ...

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