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    1. Sarepta Therapeutics Appoints Mary Ann Gray, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors

      Sarepta Therapeutics Appoints Mary Ann Gray, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors

      (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. the leader in precision genetic medicine for rare diseases, announced today that it appointed Mary Ann Gray, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Gray has more than three decades of biotechnology and healthcare experience, with a track record of successfully guiding high-potential companies evolve to their next stage of growth. She will serve as a member of both Sarepta's Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees...

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    2. Elliott Says it Takes Position in Pernod Ricard

      Elliott Says it Takes Position in Pernod Ricard

      Elliott Management Corp. said Wednesday that it holds an interest of more than 2.5% in Pernod Ricard SA (RI.FR) and is recommending changes to generate value for stakeholders. The U.S. activist fund said there is significant potential for improving the French company, and recommends launching a "more ambitious operational-improvement plan" that will help Pernod catch up to peers in profitability, along with making changes to its corporate governance...

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    3. Clayton Says SEC to Focus on Rules for Financial Professionals, Proxy Process

      Clayton Says SEC to Focus on Rules for Financial Professionals, Proxy Process

      Jay Clayton, the Trump-appointed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday outlined his priorities for next year, which include new rules for financial professionals and improving the proxy process. The 2019 “Reg Flex” agenda focuses on the “initiatives we reasonably expect to complete” said Clayton. He told an audience at Columbia University on Thursday that the regulator is more productive, advancing 88% of the rules on its short term agenda this year...

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    4. SEC Targets Proxy and Short Selling Rules, Compensation Disclosures for Possible Changes

      SEC Targets Proxy and Short Selling Rules, Compensation Disclosures for Possible Changes

      The Securities and Exchange Commission asked investors on the day before Thanksgiving to take another look at a very long list of its regulations and tell the regulator whether they should stay on the books. The move , made under cover of a long holiday weekend preoccupied with turkey and shopping, is an annual exercise required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, a law passed in Reagan-era 1980 to address the perceived disproportionate impact of federal regulations on small businesses...

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    5. Umpqua Holdings Corporation Appoints Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado to Board of Directors

      Umpqua Holdings Corporation Appoints Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado to Board of Directors

      (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ), parent company of Umpqua Bank, has appointed Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado to its board of directors. The appointment of Varnado, who currently serves as vice president, strategy & business development at Williams-Sonoma, Inc., affirms Umpqua's commitment to exceptional customer experience matched with excellence in operational performance...

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    6. BHP Billiton to Return $10.4B to Shareholders

      BHP Billiton to Return $10.4B to Shareholders

      SYDNEY -- BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's biggest mining company by market value, said it would return $10.4 billion to shareholders via a stock buyback and special dividend. The move comes after completing the sale of its U.S. onshore oil and natural gas assets. BHP -- which has faced pressure from activist investor Elliott Management Corp. to improve returns -- said the latest outlays would bring the total cash handed back to shareholders over the past two years to $21 billion...

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    7. Carl Icahn is Right About Dell’s Complex, Self-Enriching Attempt to Re-Enter Public Market

      Carl Icahn is Right About Dell’s Complex, Self-Enriching Attempt to Re-Enter Public Market

      Carl Icahn has successfully tormented several tech companies in the last decade — from Motorola to Yahoo to eBay — but usually demands value extraction that isn’t always the best route for a company’s health or long-term investors. Icahn’s new battle with computer executive Michael Dell and his eponymous company, now entering a bruising second round five years after the first, is different: It is a righteous stand that other large investors appear to be backing...

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    8. Carl Icahn to Oppose Dell’s Purchase of DVMT Tracking Shares

      Carl Icahn to Oppose Dell’s Purchase of DVMT Tracking Shares

      Carl Icahn is gearing up for another battle with Michael Dell. The activist investor, who fought Dell when he took his namesake computer company private in 2013, will challenge plans to take it public again. Icahn on Monday disclosed that he has boosted his stake in shares that track Dell Technologies Inc.’s DVMT, +3.01% interest in VMware Inc. VMW, +4.42% to 8.3%...

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    9. Papa John’s Will Likely Be Sold in the Next Year, Analyst Says

      Papa John’s Will Likely Be Sold in the Next Year, Analyst Says

      Embattled pizza chain Papa John’s International Inc. will probably be bought out in the next year, forecasts Kalinowski Equity Research President Mark Kalinowski. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Trian Fund Management LP is assessing a possible takeover bid , sending shares surging in after-hours trading. Shares closed Tuesday up nearly 9%...

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    10. Symantec Makes Deal with Starboard for New Board Members

      Symantec Makes Deal with Starboard for New Board Members

      Symantec Corp. SYMC, -1.15% announced Monday afternoon that it had reached a deal with activist investor Starboard Value LP for new board members. Symantec appointed three new directors, including Starboard managing member Peter Feld, to the board, and said it would negotiate with Starboard for one more member to be named after its annual meeting. Starboard had challenged Symantec by nominating five directors for a vote at the security-software company's annual meeting...

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    11. Activist Investor Nelson Peltz Resigned From Pentair Board After 5 Months as Director

      Activist Investor Nelson Peltz Resigned From Pentair Board After 5 Months as Director

      Pentair PLC PNR, +1.14% disclosed Tuesday that activist investor Nelson Peltz, founder of the hedge fund Trian Fund Management LP, has resigned from the industrial manufacturer's board, as of Sept. 10. Peltz became a director in April 2018, which was when the company completed the spinoff of its electrical business, nVent Electric PLC, to its shareholders...

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    12. A Decade After the Crisis, the SEC Still Hasn’t Passed Executive Compensation Rules

      A Decade After the Crisis, the SEC Still Hasn’t Passed Executive Compensation Rules

      Almost everyone got on board the reform train after the 2008 financial crisis. However, big business, and in particular the biggest banks, slammed the brakes on reforms that threatened to separate senior executives from their money that critics said incentivized excessive risk taking before the crisis...

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    13. Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Kelly Mooney to the Board of Directors

      Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Kelly Mooney to the Board of Directors

      Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. , today announced that Kelly Mooney, the former Chief Experience Officer of IBM iX North America, has been appointed to the Board of Directors. Ms. Mooney brings more than twenty years of experience in consulting services with an expertise in integrated marketing, digital experience, e-commerce, mobile and innovation...

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    14. Campbell Soup to Abandon Fresh-Food Focus

      Campbell Soup to Abandon Fresh-Food Focus

      Campbell Soup Co. plans to sell its international operations and refrigerated-foods business, abandoning efforts to become a more fresh-oriented company and leaving the door open to a full sale. Campbell plans to divest the two businesses, which bring in $2.1 billion in annual revenue under brands including Bolthouse Farms, Arnott's and Kelsen, according to people familiar with the matter. An announcement could come as soon as Thursday morning...

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