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    1. KemPharm Announces Appointment of Christopher Posner as New Independent Director

      KemPharm Announces Appointment of Christopher Posner as New Independent Director

      KemPharm, Inc. (NasdaqGS: KMPH) (KemPharm, or the Company), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel treatments for rare central nervous system (CNS) and neurodegenerative diseases, lysosomal storage disorders and related treatment areas, today announced the appointment of Christopher Posnerto serve on the Company’s Board of Directors...

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    2. ALX Oncology Appoints Scott Garland to its Board of Directors

      ALX Oncology Appoints Scott Garland to its Board of Directors

      ALX Oncology Holdings Inc., (“ALX Oncology”) (Nasdaq: ALXO) a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing therapies that block the CD47 checkpoint pathway, today announced the appointment of Scott Garland to its Board of Directors (the “Board”) effective November 29, 2022. With more than 30 years of biopharmaceutical industry knowledge, Mr. Garland brings deep commercial and executive leadership experience...

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    3. Veeco Appoints Dr. Lena Nicolaides to Its Board of Directors

      Veeco Appoints Dr. Lena Nicolaides to Its Board of Directors

      Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) recently announced the appointment of Lena Nicolaides, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors. In addition to her vast industry experience and leadership qualities, Dr. Nicolaides was identified through a search process in connection with the Board’s desire for increased diversity...

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    4. ManpowerGroup Elects Muriel Pénicaud to Board of Directors

      ManpowerGroup Elects Muriel Pénicaud to Board of Directors

      ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) announced today that Muriel Pénicaud, formerly French Ambassador to the OECD and the Minister of Labor in France under President Emmanuel Macron, has been elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective December 12, 2022. Prior to her public service, Penicaud was CEO of Business France and Senior Executive Vice President of Danone Group, in charge of Human Resources and part of the Executive Committee...

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    5. Stryve Foods, Inc. Welcomes Chris Whitehair as New Board Member

      Stryve Foods, Inc. Welcomes Chris Whitehair as New Board Member

      Stryve Foods, Inc. (“Stryve” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: SNAX), an emerging healthy snack and eating platform disrupting traditional consumer packaged goods (CPG) categories, and a leader in the air-dried meat snack industry in the United States, announced longtime leader in the CPG industry, Mr. Chris Whitehair, as a new addition to the Company’s Board of Directors...

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    6. Wes Moore Steps Down from Under Under Armour, Inc.'s Board of Directors

      Wes Moore Steps Down from Under Under Armour, Inc.'s Board of Directors

      Under Armour, Inc. announced that Wes Moore has stepped down from its Board of Directors effective immediately due to his election as governor of the state of Maryland. Moore, the former CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, joined the board in October 2020 and served as a member of the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee...

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    7. Richard Dickson Appointed to Gap Inc. Board of Directors | Gap Inc.

      Richard Dickson Appointed to Gap Inc. Board of Directors | Gap Inc.

      Gap Inc. announced today that Richard Dickson has been elected to the Gap Inc. Board of Directors. Dickson serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Mattel, a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children's and family entertainment franchises in the world. He is a member of the Board of Directors at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and the Board of Advisors for The Robert H. Smith School of Business at The University of Maryland...

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    8. Duck Creek Technologies, Inc. Appoints Talvis Love as Member of the Board

      Duck Creek Technologies, Inc. Appoints Talvis Love as Member of the Board

      Duck Creek Technologies, Inc. (the Company) increased the size of the Board from nine members to ten members, and appointed Talvis Love as a member of the Board. Mr. Love was appointed as a Class I director. Mr. Love has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Baxter International Inc. since October 2020...

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    9. Zendesk Shareholders Vote in Favor of $10.2 Billion Go-Private Deal

      Zendesk Shareholders Vote in Favor of $10.2 Billion Go-Private Deal

      (Reuters) - Zendesk Inc shareholders have approved a $10.2 billion planned acquisition of the software maker by a group of private equity firms led by Hellman & Friedman and Permira, the company said on Monday. The company in June agreed to be taken private in a deal that would be see investors receive $77.50 per share in cash after persistent pressure from activist investor Jana Partners. The firm said that the deal would close in the fourth quarter of the year...

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    10. Women's U.S. Boardroom Gains Slow as Diversity Focus Shifts

      Women's U.S. Boardroom Gains Slow as Diversity Focus Shifts

      (Reuters) - A push to get more women on U.S. boards has slowed this year, raising concern among recruiters that some firms may have "ticked the gender box" by hitting minimum levels of female representation or moved on to focus on other diversity issues. Improving boardroom diversity has become a focus for many investors who say having a broader range of experiences around the top table improves decision-making and corporate cultures...

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    11. ValueAct Capital Builds 8.7% Stake in Security Software Provider Trend Micro

      ValueAct Capital Builds 8.7% Stake in Security Software Provider Trend Micro

      TOKYO (Reuters) - Activist investor ValueAct Capital Partners said on Tuesday it has built an 8.7% stake in cybersecurity software provider Trend Micro Inc, driving shares of the Tokyo-listed firm sharply higher. Shares of Trend Micro, which has a market value of over $8 billion, jumped more than 7% on Tuesday morning after the news...

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    12. Drop in BlackRock's Support for Environmental, Social Resolutions

      Drop in BlackRock's Support for Environmental, Social Resolutions

      LONDON (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's No.1 asset manager, reported on Tuesday a sharp drop in its support for environmental and social-related shareholder resolutions, saying many were too prescriptive, while its backing for directors and executive pay held steady. BlackRock had warned in May it would back fewer shareholder resolutions because many were too constraining, requiring banks, for example, to stop funding energy companies, or directing their climate lobbying activities...

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    13. Mondee and ITHAX Announce Director Nominees to the New Mondee Board of Directors

      Mondee and ITHAX Announce Director Nominees to the New Mondee Board of Directors

      Mondee Holdings II, Inc. (“Mondee” or the “Company”), the high-growth, travel technology company and marketplace, with a portfolio of globally-recognized platforms and brands in the leisure and corporate travel sectors, and ITHAX Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: ITHX) (“ITHAX”), a special purpose acquisition company that announced a planned business combination with Mondee (the “Business Combination”), today announced the nominees to the board of directors of the combined company (“New Mondee”)...

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    14. In Historic Shift, Toshiba Board Gains Two Directors From Activist Hedge Funds

      In Historic Shift, Toshiba Board Gains Two Directors From Activist Hedge Funds

      (Reuters) -Toshiba Corp shareholders voted in two board directors from activist hedge fund investors at its annual general meeting on Tuesday - an inclusion that is expected to add momentum to its exploration of potential buyout deals. Nabeel Bhanji, a senior portfolio manager at Elliott Management, and Eijiro Imai, managing director at Farallon Capital Management were elected, as was...

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    15. Shareholders Said Corporate Reforms Merit Millions in Fees. Now They Must Prove it

      Shareholders Said Corporate Reforms Merit Millions in Fees. Now They Must Prove it

      (Reuters) - When plaintiffs lawyers in a derivative suit against Pinterest Inc board members asked for approval of their $5.4 million fee request last April, they told the judge they deserved twice their lodestar bills because they'd obtained significant corporate governance reforms that would make the company more diverse and inclusive, enhancing its long-term value for shareholders. In an order issued on Thursday, U.S. District Judge William Alsup of San Francisco told the firms to prove it...

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    16. CEO Compensation Jumped 15.7% in 2021, WTW Proxy Analysis Finds

      CEO Compensation Jumped 15.7% in 2021, WTW Proxy Analysis Finds

      (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chief executive officers (CEOs) at the largest U.S. corporations saw their total compensation increase at the fastest pace since 2014, according to a new analysis of proxy disclosures by WTW (NASDAQ: WTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. Significantly larger annual incentive payouts and higher values of long-term incentives granted last year contributed to the big increase in total pay...

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    17. Peltz Readies for Battle at Unilever as Trian Boss Looks Hard at Headcount

      Peltz Readies for Battle at Unilever as Trian Boss Looks Hard at Headcount

      FAMED activist investor Nelson Peltz appears set for another corporate battle at Unilever after warning "huge amounts of people in corporate" can be detrimental to a business. Peltz's investment fund Trian has taken a 1.5 per cent stake in the Ben and Jerry's and Durex-maker, with the firm putting Peltz on the board last week in what has largely been perceived as an effort to head off public scraps...

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    18. Toshiba to Flag That Activist Board Nominees Not Approved Unanimously

      Toshiba to Flag That Activist Board Nominees Not Approved Unanimously

      (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp plans to notify shareholders that two board director nominees from activist hedge funds were not approved unanimously by its nomination committee, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. While divided votes on director nominations are not particularly rare, taking the step to formally disclose the matter is unusual, highlighting how contentious the issue has been for Toshiba's board...

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    19. Japan's Toshiba Receives Eight Proposals to go Private

      Japan's Toshiba Receives Eight Proposals to go Private

      (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp, the troubled Japanese conglomerate exploring strategic options, said it has received eight initial proposals to take it private as well as two proposals for capital alliances that would see it remain listed. The news comes amid recent signs that Toshiba, which has long been at loggerheads with its large activist shareholder base, is growing more receptive to calls from foreign hedge fund investors to consider going private...

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