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    1. McDonald's Rumor Resonates With JPMorgan Note on Trapped Value

      McDonald's Rumor Resonates With JPMorgan Note on Trapped Value

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Given the rumors that are out there Monday regarding an activist investors involvement in McDonald's stock, it's worth it to revisit JPMorgan's Sept. 23 note discussing that prospect after meeting with the company's top brass and a small group of investors. The rumor of an activist was floatedaon Twitter after heavyabuying activity in McDonald's stock in a series of ...

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    2. ConMed Proxy Contest E-mails Reveal Bitter Fight

      ConMed Proxy Contest E-mails Reveal Bitter Fight

      NEW YORK (The Deal) -- With a proxy contest at ConMed aonly two weeks away, a strong e-mail exchange between the surgical device maker and activist Voce Capital Management LLC indicate that an agreement before the vote may be tough to come by. After Voce offered on Monday to settle for two seats on the board of the Utica, N.Y.-based company and then withdrew it, citing a lack of response, ConMed ...

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    3. VMware Seen as Takeover Candidate If Spun From EMC

      VMware Seen as Takeover Candidate If Spun From EMC

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of VMware and EMC are advancing after FBR Capital wrote that VMware would become an acquisition target if it is spun off from EMC, as has reportedly been urged by an activist investor. Meanwhile, EMC could take more steps to enhance shareholder value, FBR Capital believes. WHAT'S NEW: After The Wall Street Journal reported that hedge fund Elliott Management would ...

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    4. eBay Rejects Icahn Nominees as Fight Goes to Shareholders

      eBay Rejects Icahn Nominees as Fight Goes to Shareholders

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- eBay has rejected two directors nominated by billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn to the company's board of directors and called the nominees "unqualified." The e-Commerce giant's decision came in a preliminary annual proxy filing to shareholders, which asked that shareholders re-elect four board members including CEO John J. Donahoe. eBay's filing, while unsurprising ...

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    5. Carl Icahn Takes to Facebook after Twitter Sensation

      Carl Icahn Takes to Facebook after Twitter Sensation

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) - After adopting Twitter in 2013, billionaire Carl Icahn will now expand his shareholder advocacy to Facebook as the activist increases his presence on social media.Icahn Enterprises, the holding company about 90% owned by Mr. Icahn said in a Friday afternoon press release that the activist investor intends to use Facebook, as well as his website and Twitter, to communicate ...

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    6. Ackman Expects 'Influence' in Air Products CEO Search

      Ackman Expects 'Influence' in Air Products CEO Search

      Bill Ackman of Pershing Square expects to have an influence over Air Products (APD) CEO search after the hedge fund took a near 10% stake in the chemicals company and supported a transition of the company's CEO seat. While Ackman is not on the board of the company and Pershing has no appointees, the fund has the right to interview finalists for Air Products CEO hire. Ackman said at the Harbor Investment Conference on Wednesday he would expect that any CEO announcement would come with Pershing's support. "We don't control the decision, we have a lot of ...

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    7. Jos. A. Bank Tightens Up Poison Pill

      Jos. A. Bank Tightens Up Poison Pill

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Shares of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers were rising nearly 1% to $55.19 after the menswear retailer amended its shareholder rights plan, in its latest jab against Men's Wearhouse . The Hampstead, Md.-based menswear retailer said on Friday it amended its shareholder rights plan - commonly known as a "poison pill" -- to reduce the ownership threshold to 10% from 20% of outstanding ...

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    8. Owl Spring Targets Activism with a Hedge

      Owl Spring Targets Activism with a Hedge

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Activist investors such as Carl Icahn, Jeffrey Ubben of ValueAct Capital, Nelson Peltz of Trian Management and Bill Ackman of Pershing Square have spent 2013 engaging companies as big as Apple , Microsoft , Pepsico and Procter & Gamble , however, some funds entering the business are content to take on smaller parts of the stock market. Owl Spring Asset Management, a ...

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    9. The Deal: CommonWealth Swallows Poison Pill

      The Deal: CommonWealth Swallows Poison Pill

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CommonWealth REIT on Monday, Sept. 23, pledged to revamp its board, scrap its poison pill and change the way its management company is paid in an attempt to resolve an ongoing dispute with dissident shareholders. Newton, Mass.-based CommonWealth said that beginning next year business management fees paid to REIT Management & Research would be paid in CommonWealth shares ...

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    10. Jamie Dimon as the Steven Cohen of Banking

      Jamie Dimon as the Steven Cohen of Banking

      Could Jamie Dimon possibly find himself joining Steven A. Cohen among the government's favorite Wall Street targets? Vanity Fair recently wondered whether embattled hedge funder Cohen is the government's White Whale, who eludes U.S. attorney Preet Bharara's monomaniacal pursuit of insider trading on Wall Street. Now, after JPMorgan , the largest bank in the U.S. by assets ...

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    11. JPMorgan Responds to Critics, Shakes Up Board

      JPMorgan Responds to Critics, Shakes Up Board

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- JPMorgan Chase announced Monday that it had elected two new directors, Linda Bamman and Michael Neal, to its board and taken more steps towards ensuring the board's independence in the wake of criticism of its corporate governance practices earlier this year. Linda Bammann, an old JPMorgan hand, will join the board in September. Bammann served as chief of risk management ...

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    12. Timken Hires Goldman to Consider Steel Split

      Timken Hires Goldman to Consider Steel Split

      Timken said on Monday it has set up a board committee to evaluate the separation of the company's steel business from its other manufacturing operations. Timken's decision company comes after hedge fund Relational Investors won a shareholder proposal to split the company's businesses in May. The Canton, Ohio-based company has hired Goldman Sachs to conduct the board review ...

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    13. Aetna's Lead Director Edward J. Ludwig Named To 2012 NACD Directorship 100

      “Ed has exhibited his commitment to the highest principles of board leadership in the nine years he has served on our Board,” said Aetna Chairman, CEO and President Mark T. Bertolini. “He has earned this prestigious honor from the NACD, and we thank him for his dedication and hard work on behalf of Aetna’s shareholders.” “The NACD Directorship 100 honorees represent the most influential leaders who set the right tone in the boardroom, enabling sustainable growth and innovation around the globe,”

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