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    1. Big Pension Funds Oppose Election of Six Mylan Directors

      Big Pension Funds Oppose Election of Six Mylan Directors

      A group of institutional investors unhappy over high executive pay at Mylan NV are taking aim at six board members at the EpiPen maker.

      Four major pension funds launched a campaign late Tuesday urging fellow Mylan shareholders to oppose the re-election of Chairman Robert J. Coury and five other directors at the company’s June 22 annual meeting. Mr. Coury, Mylan’s former chief executive, received nearly $100 million in 2016, when the..

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    2. Longtime Activist Investor Ralph Whitworth Dies After Cancer Battle

      Longtime Activist Investor Ralph Whitworth Dies After Cancer Battle

      Ralph Whitworth, a leading pioneer in activist investing who sparked change at companies like Home Depot Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., died Thursday at the age of 60. A founder of Relational Investors LLC, Mr. Whitworth served on 11 U.S. corporate boards, including as a chairman at H-P. Over his career, he confronted some of the biggest corporate titans helping to oust CEOs such as Robert Nardelli from Home Depot, Gary Forsee of... 

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    3. The Wall Street Journal: Mattel to make Christopher Sinclair permanent CEO

      The Wall Street Journal: Mattel to make Christopher Sinclair permanent CEO

      Mattel Inc. named Christopher Sinclair as its permanent chief executive, selecting a longtime board member to steer the toy maker through the early stages of a turnaround.

      The company also elevated Richard Dickson, currently chief brands officer, to chief operating officer, giving him a possible inside track to eventually succeed the 64-year-old Mr. Sinclair.

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    4. "Board Doctors" Help Supervise the Supervisors

      "Board Doctors" Help Supervise the Supervisors

      Many U.S. corporate boards need help making hard decisions.  Amid unprecedented pressure from investors, more boards are tapping outside experts so they can monitor management better and clean their own house. The legion of advisers—which some dub “board doctors”—scrutinize boards’ inner workings and prescribe cures for such ills as an entrenched chief executive, 800-page briefing books, or even a director who plays Sudoku during management presentations. The experts often enable board members to make tough choices they are too squeamish to do on their own...

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    5. Smaller Boards Get Bigger Returns

      Smaller Boards Get Bigger Returns

      Size counts, especially for boards of the biggest U.S. businesses.  Companies with fewer board members reap considerably greater rewards for their investors, according to a new study by governance researchers GMI Ratings prepared for The Wall Street Journal. Small boards at major corporations foster deeper debates and more nimble decision-making, directors, recruiters and researchers said...

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