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Reeds Board: Commonsense Principles

…the Reeds Board and the shareholders of Reeds Inc. I. Reeds Board of Directors – Composition and Internal Governance a. Reeds Board: Composition Michael Fischman Directors’ loyalty should be to the shareholders and the company. A board must not be be…

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Reeds, Inc independent board?

Reeds, Inc Wants Democratic-Free Zone

…her Reed, Robert Reed, and Raptor/Harbor Reeds SP LLC with 25% of the vote, not counting other insiders. The Reeds will probably vote. Will other shareholders bother to vote? Stay tuned. My votes against the board’s recommendations are in bold below….

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Reeds: Proxy Access Still Needed

…itutional investor, owning about 1.6% of Reeds. ClearBridge Investments LLC, with 0.01% of Reeds total float appears to have the largest investment among “activists.” It should be evident any move to nominate a director will take a considerable amount…

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Reeds Inc (REED): Examining The Vote

…d often from other shareowner activists, Reeds does not. Additionally, although Reeds has great products, it is far from reaching its full potential. I recommended against directors Muffoletto and Fischman because they own no shares, for a say-on-pay…

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Schedule 13D Filed by the Committee to Rescue Reed's

Committee to Rescue Reeds files 13D

…ctober 11, 2016, the Committee to Rescue Reeds issued a statement concerning the breakdown in its recent good-faith efforts to work with the Issuer’s Chairman of the Board and CEO, Chris Reed, to reach a mutually agreeable director slate and avoid a p…

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Reed’s – REED: Reject the Board

…p corporations was $2.7 million in 2013. Reeds shares outperformed the S & P 500 during the most recent five year time period, but underperformed over the latest one, two, and ten year time periods. The MSCI GMIAnalyst report I reviewed doesn’t give R…

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Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and a group of influential leaders in business and finance have joined to develop a set of "commonsense" principles that institutional investors and governance advisers are mostly applauding. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images and used by Wahington Post)

Commonsense Principles: Ground Floor

…overnance practices are abysmal, such as Reeds, Inc (REED). It is one thing to be able to quote from policies of the Council of Institutional Investors, quite another to quote from principles agreed to by the heads of the likes of GE, BlackRock, GM an…

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Investor Forums

…o Sharegate and take a look at the posts and discussion on my potential proxy access proposal at Reeds, Inc. ($REED). Yes, it is time to move beyond the S&P 500.      …

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Ticked Off

Ticked Off at Proxy Season

…aws say plurality. Last year’s proxy for Reeds, Inc (REED) included the following statement: In accordance with applicable law and our Bylaws, the election of directors shall be by the affirmative vote of the majority of the votes cast. For the purpos…

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Reeds Inc

Reed’s Inc: Proxy Score 55

…the Board. With insiders (primarily the Reeds) holding more than thirty percent of the company’s stock and being founder/CEO, Mr. Reed will continue to have considerable influence with all the directors, especially since he appears to have handpicked…

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Financial CHOICE Act Does Away with Shareholder Proposals

Financial CHOICE Act: Take Action

…g no impact. For example, my proposal at Reeds Inc. last year was defeated but negotiations resulted in four of five directors being named for replacement prior to the annual meeting in 2016. While the founder retained his position as the CEO, the new…

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