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    1. SunOpta Announces Upcoming Director Departure

      SunOpta Announces Upcoming Director Departure

      SunOpta Inc. (“SunOpta” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:STKL) (TSX:SOY), a U.S.-based global pioneer fueling the future of sustainable, plant-based and fruit-based foods and beverages, today announced that Ken Kempf, a senior analyst at Engaged Capital, LLC (“Engaged Capital”), has informed SunOpta that he will resign from SunOpta’s Board of Directors...

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    2. Waters Corporation Appoints Dan Brennan and Mark Vergnano to Board of Directors

      Waters Corporation Appoints Dan Brennan and Mark Vergnano to Board of Directors

      Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today announced the appointment of Dan Brennan and Mark Vergnano, to its Board of Directors, effective November 23, 2022. Mr. Brennan currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Boston Scientific Corporation, a global medical device company, and Mr. Vergnano is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Chemours Company, a chemistry company...

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    3. Distribution Solutions Group Appoints Robert S. Zamarripa to its Board of Directors

      Distribution Solutions Group Appoints Robert S. Zamarripa to its Board of Directors

      Distribution Solutions Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSGR) ("DSG" or the "Company"), a leading specialty distributor providing high touch, value-added distribution solutions to the maintenance, repair & operations (MRO), original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and industrial technologies markets appointed Mr. Robert S. Zamarripa to its Board of Directors...

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    4. Berry Global Announces Appointment of Three New Directors and Forms Capital Allocation Committee

      Berry Global Announces Appointment of Three New Directors and Forms Capital Allocation Committee

      Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) (“Berry” or the “Company”), a leading supplier of packaging solutions for consumer goods and industrial products, today announced the appointments of three new independent members of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) and the formation of a Capital Allocation Committee. In connection with these enhancements, which align with Berry’s ongoing focus on Board refreshment and maintaining strong governance, the Company also entered into a mutual cooperation agreement (the “Agreement”) with shareholders Ancora Holdings Group, LLC (“Ancora”) and Eminence Capital, L.P. (“Eminence”)...

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    5. Boardroom Racial Diversity: Evidence from the Black Lives Matter Protests

      Boardroom Racial Diversity: Evidence from the Black Lives Matter Protests

      With increased attention on systemic racism in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd (on May 25, 2020) and the widespread Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, growing number of stakeholders recognize racial diversity on corporate boards (or rather lack thereof). After the BLM protests, institutional investors started to demand disclosure of boardroom racial composition and focused on inclusion and equal opportunities policies...

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    6. Big Shareholder Signals Opposition to News Corp-Fox Combination

      Big Shareholder Signals Opposition to News Corp-Fox Combination

      Independent Franchise Partners, a London-based investment firm and one of the largest non-Murdoch holders of both News Corp and Fox, said it told a special committee of News Corp’s board last month that it thought a combination on its own would fail to realize the full value of the company. It believes any combination should be done in conjunction with the sale of some of News Corp’s most valuable business units...

       

       

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    7. Disney CFO Christine McCarthy Lacked Confidence in Ousted CEO Bob Chapek

      Disney CFO Christine McCarthy Lacked Confidence in Ousted CEO Bob Chapek

      Walt Disney shocked investors twice in the past two weeks. On Nov. 8, the company announced a substantial loss in its underperforming streaming service. And on Nov. 20, the company announced CEO Bob Chapek had been replaced by former CEO, Bob Iger, who would be returning to the role less than three years after Chapek had taken over...

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    8. Why Startups Should Embrace Radical Transparency

      Why Startups Should Embrace Radical Transparency

      There is a lot of handwringing and navel-gazing going on in startup land with the denouement of two of the largest scandals the industry has ever seen: Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes (sentenced to 11 years in prison for fraud) and FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried (vaporized $32 billion of value through mismanagement and fraudulent accounting)...

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    9. Himanshu H. Shah Appointed as Chairman of the Board of ReneSola Power

      Himanshu H. Shah Appointed as Chairman of the Board of ReneSola Power

      ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola Power" or the "Company") (www.renesolapower.com, NYSE: SOL), a leading fully integrated solar project developer, today announced that Himanshu H. Shah, Founder and CIO of Shah Capital was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors (the "Board"). In addition, the Company made the following changes to the leadership and members of its Board committees, effective immediately...

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    10. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Announces Board Of Directors Leadership Transition

      Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Announces Board Of Directors Leadership Transition

      Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), a leading, global omni-channel specialty retailer of apparel and accessories, today announced a change in its Board of Directors as part of a leadership transition. After five years in the position and in connection with his plans to retire as a Director, Terry Burman will step down as Chairperson of the Board at the conclusion of the company’s fiscal year ending on January 28, 2023, and will not stand for re-election at the Company’s 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Nigel Travis, current Director and Chair of the Nominating and Board Governance Committee of ...

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    11. Genesco Strengthens Board with Appointment of Two New Independent Directors Matt Bilunas and Carolyn Bojanowski

      Genesco Strengthens Board with Appointment of Two New Independent Directors Matt Bilunas and Carolyn Bojanowski

       Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) today announced the appointments of two new independent directors Matthew M. Bilunas, Chief Financial Officer of Best Buy Co., Inc., and Carolyn Bojanowski, Executive Vice President Merchandising, Sephora USA, to Genesco's Board of Directors, effective January 29, 2023, the beginning of its fiscal year...

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    12. Bylaw Amendments, Shareholder Activism, and Flying Close to the Sun

      Bylaw Amendments, Shareholder Activism, and Flying Close to the Sun

      A case presently before the Delaware Court of Chancery challenging a corporation’s advance notice bylaw amendments, initiated by activist investor Politan Capital Management LP in October 2022, brings to mind the storied Icarus. In the legend, a master craftsman creates wings of feathers and wax for himself and his son to escape danger. He cautions his son Icarus not to fly too close to the sun, lest the wings melt. Icarus, carried away with this device figuratively and literally, flies too high and tumbles into the sea...

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