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    1. Rare Middle East Push for Women on Boards Runs Into Culture Wall

      Rare Middle East Push for Women on Boards Runs Into Culture Wall

      (Bloomberg) -- Getting more women on corporate boards in the United Arab Emirates was never going to be easy, and the numbers after a new rule went into effect to boost their presence bears that out. Since the country announced on March 15 that listed companies should have at least one female board member, only four of the 23 people added to such roles at firms on the UAE’s two major stock exchanges have been women, according to data compiled by Bloomberg...

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    2. Jana Partners Builds Vonage Stake After Review Ends

      Jana Partners Builds Vonage Stake After Review Ends

      (Bloomberg) -- Activist investor Jana Partners plans to push for changes at Vonage Holdings Corp. after building a new position in the telecommunications services company, according to people familiar with the matter. The New York-based hedge fund run by Barry Rosenstein said in a regulatory filing Monday that it has built a 2.3% stake in Vonage. Jana believes the company is undervalued, the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private...

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    3. CAS Investment Partners Sends Letter to At Home Group’s Board of Directors

      CAS Investment Partners Sends Letter to At Home Group’s Board of Directors

      CAS Investment Partners, LLC (together with its affiliates, "CAS" or "we"), which beneficially owns approximately 17% of the outstanding common stock of At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME) ("At Home" or the "Company"), today announced that it has sent the following letter to the Company’s Board of Directors...

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    4. Discovery's David Zaslav Poised to Take Reins of WarnerMedia

      Discovery's David Zaslav Poised to Take Reins of WarnerMedia

      Discovery CEO David Zaslav is, by his own definition, a “fighter.” He’s poised to record quite a knockout if he pulls off a merger with AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit in a pact that will leave him as the ultimate keeper of the keys to HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., Turner channels and a growing global suite of direct to consumer streaming businesses...

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    5. An Activist Investor May Urge Duke Energy to ‘Get Back to Basics’

      An Activist Investor May Urge Duke Energy to ‘Get Back to Basics’

      Duke operates as an energy company in the United States that is the product of a merger with Cinergy in 2006; a merger with Progress Energy in 2012; and the acquisition of Piedmont Natural Gas in 2016. It operates through three segments: Electric Utilities and Infrastructure, Gas Utilities and Infrastructure, and Commercial Renewables...

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    6. Activist Investor Trian Trims P&G, Mondelez Stakes

      Activist Investor Trian Trims P&G, Mondelez Stakes

      NEW YORK (Reuters) - Activist investment firm Trian Fund Management LP has trimmed its stake in two consumer staples companies, Procter & Gamble Co and snack foods company Mondelez International Inc, according to regulatory filings. Trian, founded by Nelson Peltz, Ed Garden and Peter May, held 8.9 million shares in P&G at the end of the first quarter, down 9.6% from the 9.8 million shares it owned at the end of the fourth quarter, according to a regulatory filing...

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    7. Exxon Activist Gets a Boost as ISS Supports Three Nominees

      Exxon Activist Gets a Boost as ISS Supports Three Nominees

      (Bloomberg) -- An investor pushing for changes at Exxon Mobil Corp. got a boost from a prominent advisory firm, which urged shareholders to support some of the activist’s board nominees. Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. weighed in Friday on the months-long fight between Engine No. 1 and the oil and gas giant. It recommended investors vote for three of the four nominees from Engine No. 1’s slate: Gregory Goff, Kaisa Hietala, and Alexander Karsner...

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      Mentions: ISS stake Bloomberg
    8. SEC to Move Quickly on Proposed ESG Disclosures

      SEC to Move Quickly on Proposed ESG Disclosures

      The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) has announced a series of initiatives reorienting the Commission’s agenda to focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. In particular, the Commission is gearing up to develop a framework to address ESG disclosures, including climate change risk and diversity and inclusion metrics...

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    9. Fresh From Icahn Settlement, FirstEnergy Weighs Divestitures

      Fresh From Icahn Settlement, FirstEnergy Weighs Divestitures

      (Reuters) - FirstEnergy Corp, the U.S. utility that gave activist investor Carl Icahn seats on its board this year, is exploring divestitures as an alternative to raising cash by selling stock, according to four people familiar with the matter. Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy is trying to recover from the fallout of accusations it was involved with a $60 million bribery scheme involving financial aid for troubled nuclear power plants in its home state...

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    10. BP Shareholders Reject Proposals to Reduce Climate Emissions

      BP Shareholders Reject Proposals to Reduce Climate Emissions

      BP shareholders have voted down proposals for tougher emissions targets, which aims to limit global warming to well below 2C compared to pre-industrial levels. Eighty per cent voted against the measure, which wanted the oil giant to set short-and long-term targets on emissions and its use of energy products. The board had urged shareholders to vote against the proposals, which were put forward by Follow This, an activist investor...

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    11. Seven & i Shares Soar 7% After News of ValueAct Stake Build-Up

      Seven & i Shares Soar 7% After News of ValueAct Stake Build-Up

      TOKYO (Reuters) - Seven & i Holdings shares surged more than 7% to a two-year high on Thursday after news it was targeted by activist investor ValueAct Capital, which asked the Japanese owner of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain to restructure itself. ValueAct amassed a $1.53 billion, or 4.4%, stake in Seven & i and wants it to take steps to boost its value, including a potential break-up, Reuters reported. “We refrain from commenting on individual shareholders' matters...

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      Mentions: KKR Japan stake
    12. Activist Investor Ackman Says Pershing Square Owns 6% of Domino's

      Activist Investor Ackman Says Pershing Square Owns 6% of Domino's

      (Reuters) - Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management owns about 6% of Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) Inc, the billionaire investor told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. Ackman, whose bets on companies are closely watched, also said he swapped Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) for the pizza chain,...

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    13. American Tells Japan Court he Worked for Nissan's Interests

      American Tells Japan Court he Worked for Nissan's Interests

      An American lawyer on trial in Japan on charges related to reporting of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s compensation asserted his innocence Wednesday, testifying he acted legally and in Nissan's best interests. Greg Kelly, a former executive vice president at Nissan Motor Co., told the Tokyo District Court he was worried Ghosn might job-hop after taking a big pay cut in 2010, when Japan began requiring disclosures of high executive pay...

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      Mentions: Nissan Carlos Ghosn
    14. Analysis: The U.S. State With The Most Detailed Corporate Diversity Disclosures

      Analysis: The U.S. State With The Most Detailed Corporate Diversity Disclosures

      (Reuters) - Aerospace company Boeing Co was explicit, naming who among its dozen directors were women, Asian and African American. Agricultural giant Archer Daniels Midland Co offered a more general accounting, saying its board was 55% diverse. Illinois officials have seen the range of responses from local companies - many with international profiles - to new state requirements they identify the gender and race or ethnicity of each board member...

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    15. Activist Investor Elliott Has Stake in Duke Energy

      Activist Investor Elliott Has Stake in Duke Energy

      (Reuters) - Activist investor Elliott Management has a stake in Duke Energy Corp and is pushing the U.S. utility company to add directors to its board, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Hedge fund Elliott may also urge Duke Energy to sell some assets or make operational improvements to boost its stock price, the report said. (on.wsj.com/2RB2qcV) Elliott and Duke Energy did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment...

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