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    1. Claire Hughes Johnson, Stripe Executive, Joins Aurora’s Board of Directors

      Claire Hughes Johnson, Stripe Executive, Joins Aurora’s Board of Directors

      The self-driving company Aurora (NASDAQ: AUR) today announced the appointment of Claire Hughes Johnson to Aurora’s Board of Directors. Johnson brings more than 15 years of experience in evolving businesses for scale and delivering enterprise-ready products at leading companies including Stripe and Google...

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    2. Motorola Solutions Appoints Dr. Ayanna Howard to its Board of Directors

      Motorola Solutions Appoints Dr. Ayanna Howard to its Board of Directors

      Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) today announced that Dr. Ayanna Howard has been appointed to its board of directors, effective February 15, 2022. Dr. Howard’s deep knowledge in robotics, human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence (AI) supports the company’s focus on human-centered design, leveraging the power of AI, with trusted safeguards to ensure it’s used fairly and responsibly...

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    3. Blood in the Water: The Value of Antitakeover Provisions During Market Shocks

      Blood in the Water: The Value of Antitakeover Provisions During Market Shocks

      There is an active debate in the literature as to whether antitakeover provisions (ATPs) that shield managers from takeovers create or destroy firm value. While most studies focus on the average effects of ATPs across all firms and time, the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the massive drop in share prices the pandemic caused raised another important question in this debate...

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    4. Activision Investors Question Bobby Kotick's Potential Golden Parachute

      Activision Investors Question Bobby Kotick's Potential Golden Parachute

      An activist investor group that previously called on Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick to resign is now raising concerns about the executive’s golden parachute, should he exit the company. Why it matters: Microsoft’s plans to buy Activision Blizzard for $70 billion may alter the consequences coming to Kotick, who has led the company for three decades...

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    5. Appearances Matter According To ISS' Proxy Voting Guidelines

      Appearances Matter According To ISS' Proxy Voting Guidelines

      As part of its updated guidelines, ISS has removed the "grace" period for board diversity so that its policy now reads as follows: Racial and/or Ethnic Diversity: For companies in the Russell 3000 or S&P 1500 indices, generally vote against or withhold from the chair of the nominating committee (or other directors on a case-by-case basis) where the board has no apparent racially or ethnically diverse members. An exception will be made if there was racial and/or ...

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    6. CRYOMASS TECHNOLOGIES ELECTS SIMON LANGELIER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

      CRYOMASS TECHNOLOGIES ELECTS SIMON LANGELIER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

      CryoMass Technologies Inc. (the "Company") is pleased to announce that its board of directors has elected Simon Langelier to be a director of the Company. Mr. Langelier is currently a director of Imperial Brands PLC, a British multinational company with a comprehensive portfolio of traditional and non-combustible tobacco and nicotine products...

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    7. Foldax Appoints Scott Huennekens to Board of Directors

      Foldax Appoints Scott Huennekens to Board of Directors

      Foldax®, Inc. today announced the appointment of medical device veteran Scott Huennekens as an independent member of the company’s board of directors. Huennekens possesses more than 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, leading high-profile companies through IPOs and acquisitions, and serving on the board of directors for several innovative startups...

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    8. Kohl's Is Again Pushed by Activist to Make Changes to Boost Stock Price

      Kohl's Is Again Pushed by Activist to Make Changes to Boost Stock Price

      Kohl’s is again being pushed by activist investor Macellum Advisors to take action to boost its stock price, The Wall Street Journal reported. Macellum Advisors, which owns about a 5% stake in the department-store chain, has been urging Kohl’s (ticker: KSS) to make changes including altering its board, people familiar with the matter told the Journal. Kohl’s has so far rejected requests from Macellum...

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