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    1. RiskLens™ Appoints James Lam, World Renowned Expert on Enterprise Risk Management, to Board of Directors

      RiskLens™ Appoints James Lam, World Renowned Expert on Enterprise Risk Management, to Board of Directors

      RESTON, Va., April 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RiskLens , the leading provider of cyber risk quantification solutions, today announced that it has appointed James Lam, one of the world’s foremost experts on enterprise risk management (ERM), as an Independent Director to its Board of Directors...

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    2. Vivendi Names Telecom Italia Board Candidates

      Vivendi Names Telecom Italia Board Candidates

      Vivendi late on Thursday announced its candidates for Telecom Italia board, as Italy's state-controlled lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, or CDP, also Thursday approved its plan to take a stake in the Italian telecoms company. CDP said that its board has greenlighted an investment in Telecom Italia. It will gradually build a stake of up to 5% in the company, it said...

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    3. Exxon Mobil: Designed Deal to Skirt Scrutiny

      Exxon Mobil: Designed Deal to Skirt Scrutiny

      Oil giant was excited about Africa prospect but worried about U.S. laws By Scott Patterson, Bradley Olson and James V. Grimaldi This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (March 30, 2018). Negotiators for Exxon Mobil Corp. gathered in a London hotel room faced a problem. The government of Liberia suspected that oil rights the energy giant coveted were tainted by corruption...

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    4. In Italy, Activist Investors Find a Happy Hunting Ground

      In Italy, Activist Investors Find a Happy Hunting Ground

      MILAN (Reuters) - When U.S. activist investor Elliott Advisers laid siege to Italy's dominant phone company this month, a shiver went through the country's corporate sector. Once a genteel club that resolved its problems in quiet, behind closed doors, corporate Italy is increasingly becoming prey for activist shareholders...

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    5. Newell Brands : Carl Icahn Discloses 6.9 Percent Stake in Newell Brands

      Newell Brands : Carl Icahn Discloses 6.9 Percent Stake in Newell Brands

      (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn on Friday disclosed a 6.86 percent stake in Sharpie maker Newell Brands Inc and said he would talk to the company about possible representation on its board of directors. (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn on Friday disclosed a 6.86 percent stake in Sharpie maker Newell Brands Inc and said he would talk to the company about possible representation on its board of directors. Icahn had said earlier this month he owned a "large position" in Newell...

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    6. How to Move From the Boardroom to the Beltway : Lessons From CEOs

      How to Move From the Boardroom to the Beltway : Lessons From CEOs

      Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national economic adviser Gary Cohn are just the latest corporate chieftains to stumble in the transition from the autonomous confines of the corner suite to the political pressure cooker in Washington. It is easy to see why a cabinet post or White House position -- the frequent landing spot in Washington for senior executives -- appeals to those who have spent a career climbing to the top of the corporate ladder...

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    7. Disney Shareholders Won't Endorse CEO Robert Iger's Compensation Plans

      Disney Shareholders Won't Endorse CEO Robert Iger's Compensation Plans

      In a rare rebuke of Walt Disney Co. leadership, shareholders voted down a nonbinding endorsement of Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger 's compensation plans, which could balloon well over $100 million under a recent contract extension. Under the employment agreement Mr. Iger signed in December along with his company's deal to acquire assets of 21st Century Fox Inc., the executive could receive as much as $142 million worth of stock, based on the share price at the time...

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    8. Hess Sets Another Buyback, Winning Peace with Activist Investor

      Hess Sets Another Buyback, Winning Peace with Activist Investor

      Hess Corp. on Thursday said it would buy back an additional $1 billion in shares, heading off a potentially nasty proxy fight with activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. The share purchase announcement came one day before the company's deadline for nominating new directors. Elliott, which was weighing whether to seek the ouster of John Hess, the company's chief executive, is no longer expected to do so, a person familiar with the matter said...

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    9. Lowe: For Activist Investors, Board Power Depends on Where You Sit

      Lowe: For Activist Investors, Board Power Depends on Where You Sit

      When activist shareholders land in a boardroom, they often jockey for the committee seat with the most control over the top brass. As activists increasingly wrangle with directors over board appointments, the most popular pick is the compensation committee, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of significant settlements involving companies and activists between 2015 and 2017...

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    10. Blue Lion Capital : Nominates Two Experienced And Independent Professionals To The Board Of HomeStreet

      Blue Lion Capital : Nominates Two Experienced And Independent Professionals To The Board Of HomeStreet

      DALLAS , Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Lion Capital ("BLC") and its affiliates, which manage funds that beneficially own approximately 6.0% of the stock of HomeStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq: HMST) ("HomeStreet", the "Company" or the "Bank"), today announced that it intends to nominate two highly qualified candidates for election to the HomeStreet Board of Directors (the "Board") and make two substantive corporate governance proposals at the Company's 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders...

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    11. Great Western Bancorp, Inc. : Holds Annual Meeting; Elects Three Members to Its Board of Directors

      Great Western Bancorp, Inc. : Holds Annual Meeting; Elects Three Members to Its Board of Directors

      Great Western Bancorp, Inc. ( NYSE: GWB ) (the “Company”) today announced that its stockholders have elected three nominated individuals to its Board of Directors (the “Board”). The vote was approved at the Company’s annual stockholder meeting on February 22, 2018. The elected directors include James Brannen, Thomas Henning, and Daniel Rykhus. All three nominees will hold office until 2021. James Brannen is CEO of FBL Financial Group. He joined the Board in October 2015...

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    12. U.S. Top Court Refuses to Widen Whistleblower Protections

      U.S. Top Court Refuses to Widen Whistleblower Protections

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to broaden protections for corporate insiders who call out misconduct, throwing out a lawsuit brought against a real estate trust by a former employee who had reported alleged wrongdoing internally but not to the Securities and Exchange Commission...

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    13. BHP CEO says to Meet Activist Investor Elliott this Week

      BHP CEO says to Meet Activist Investor Elliott this Week

      MELBOURNE (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said he will be meeting with activist investor Elliott Advisors this week, among others, and will be discussing their call for BHP to scrap its dual listing in the UK. Mackenzie said he wants to hear all investors' views on the dual listed structure and is open to any ideas, even after the company reiterated on Tuesday that the costs of collapsing the dual listed structure currently outweighed the benefits...

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    14. Blackwells Capital Announces Intention to Nominate Directors at Supervalu in Letter to Board

      Blackwells Capital Announces Intention to Nominate Directors at Supervalu in Letter to Board

      Letter outlines Company’s “disastrous” performance and current Board’s inability to represent shareholders’ interest or provide meaningful oversight Detailed analysis of Supervalu’s operations, strategy and finances available at www.savesupervalu.com Blackwells believes there are opportunities to unlock significant value for all shareholders Blackwells Capital LLC (“Blackwells”), an alternative investment management firm, today sent a letter to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Supervalu Inc. (NYSE: SVU) (“Supervalu” or the “Company”) announcing its intention to submit director nominations to the Board in connection with the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of shareholders. Blackwells also released a presentation ...

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    15. Board to Require CEOs to Get Annual Physical Exam

      Board to Require CEOs to Get Annual Physical Exam

      CSX Corp. will require the railroad's chief executive to submit to an annual physical exam that will be reviewed by the board, adopting the policy months after the death of prior CEO Hunter Harrison following unspecified health issues. The board has agreed to adopt the policy at its upcoming meeting on Feb. 7, according to a letter submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission reviewed by The Wall Street Journal...

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    16. At BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, 'Engagement' Has Different Meanings

      At BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, 'Engagement' Has Different Meanings

      The biggest passive money managers all like to use some version of the word "engage" when describing how they hold their portfolio companies accountable behind the scenes. They differ on how that engagement is measured. BlackRock Chief Executive Laurence Fink cited the strategy this week in his annual letter to other CEOs...

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    17. Ericsson Flags $1.77 Billion Write-Down

      Ericsson Flags $1.77 Billion Write-Down

      Ericsson AB's costly turnaround continues.

      The Swedish telecommunications-equipment maker said it expects to write down another 14.2 billion Swedish kronor ($1.77 billion) in assets, as it struggles to retool itself in the face of slowing sales and nimbler Chinese rivals. It is the latest in a series of charges amounting to more than $5 billion over the past two years.

      Over that period, Ericsson has replaced its chief executive and chairman, shed thousands of jobs and racked up quarterly losses. It has also tussled with an activist investor, who ultimately won a role picking board members...

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    18. Robert Jackson and Hester Peirce Sworn In as SEC Commissioners

      Robert Jackson and Hester Peirce Sworn In as SEC Commissioners

      Washington D.C.-- Robert J. Jackson Jr. and Hester M. Peirce were sworn into office as SEC Commissioners this morning by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton.

      Mr. Jackson and Ms. Peirce were nominated to the SEC by President Donald Trump, and their nominations were confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 21. Both new commissioners participated in today’s inaugural meeting of the SEC’s Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee...

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