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SEC Release S7-23-19 Comments Due Today

SEC Release Comments Due Today

…y questions. Sincerely, James McRitchie, Shareholder Advocate/Publisher Corporate Governance (CorpGov.net) [1] https://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/precautionary_principle_decision_making_under_uncertainty_FB18_en.pdf [2…

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July 2009 News Archives

…ty and deserves further investigation by shareholder advocates. Maybe the best solution, if mutual funds find it too difficult to vote because of conflicts of interest, is for the funds to just pass through voting rights to beneficial owners. Computer…

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November 2006

…ability to identify and communicate with shareholders. Shareholder resolutions will be overtaken by other forms of constructive engagement, and shareholder activism will become less confrontational, more responsible–and more effective. The definition…

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January 2005

…on funds) to fight for fair treatment of shareholders, shareholder approval of certain corporate decisions, and needed regulatory reforms. A 1991 study found that over 80% of corporate board candidates were filled by CEO recommendations. Until 1992, w…

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The Shareholder Action Guide

The Shareholder Action Guide

…rporations have to listen to you. Fellow shareholder advocate Andrew Behar explains how to exercise your proxy voting rights to weigh in on corporate policies—you only need a single share of stock to do it. If you own $2,000 in stock in a company, Beh…

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Archives: June 2000

…be opening up the nomination process to shareholders. Shareholder participation and free discussion, such as what occurs on the eRaider bulletin boards, can add value to the firm. Directors faced with the real possibility of being replaced by shareho…

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Archives: June 2000

…be opening up the nomination process to shareholders. Shareholder participation and free discussion, such as what occurs on the eRaider bulletin boards, can add value to the firm. Directors faced with the real possibility of being replaced by shareho…

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Financial CHOICE Act Does Away with Shareholder Proposals

Financial CHOICE Act: Take Action

…further dependency on government. I am a shareholder advocate at many of the 100 companies where I own stock. As the publisher of Corporate Governance (CorpGov.net) for over twenty years, I have been an important contributor to the movement to facilit…

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Archives: November 2008

…jor city and on every university campus. Shareholder Communications Coalition The Business Roundtable has formed a Shareholder Communications Coalition calling on the SEC to initiate a comprehensive evaluation of the shareholder communications process…

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April 2003

…l solicit the opinions of pension funds, shareholder advocates, Corporate America, and the legal community. CEOs and entrenched managers who are accountable to no one are likely to mount a concerted lobbying campaign. They have consistently opposed in…

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December 2006

…he managing trustee for the Trust is The Shareholder Advocate, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company majority owned and operated by Richard Macary, and the Resident Trustee is Christiana Bank & Trust Company. The trust agreement gives the “Managin…

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April 2003

…l solicit the opinions of pension funds, shareholder advocates, Corporate America, and the legal community. CEOs and entrenched managers who are accountable to no one are likely to mount a concerted lobbying campaign. They have consistently opposed in…

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September 2002

…lie, cheat and steal in the name of the shareholders, she says. because maximizing shareholder value is the only principle corporations understand.” Kelly argues that corporate boards that represent only shareholders are like feudal societies that on…

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March 2002

…benefit of their short-term enrichment. Shareholders should continue to advocate more balanced compensation plans. According to United for a Fair Economy, after nearly two decades of real wage declines, workers’ pay rose 28% in the 1990s (before adju…

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Proxy Cards

Proxy Cards Must be Impartially Labeled

…an at Ombudsman@sec.gov and the Investor Advocate at InvestorAdvocate@sec.gov. Proxy Cards: Ombudsman Responds Thank you for contacting me with your questions relating to the Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation, Section 301, Question 301.1 update…

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August 2004

…to remove cumulative voting rights from shareholders and also to tighten shareholder notice requirements for shareholders to nominate director candidates. I urge readers to vote AGAINST these proposals. Disclosure: James McRitchie, the publisher of C…

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Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder

Working-Class Shareholder: Review Essay

…ul results have been from “inside,” as a shareholder advocate. While I am not sure more democratic corporate governance is labor’s ‘last’ or even its ‘best’ weapon, it is certainly an underutilized tool. Thomas Piketty found investment income accelera…

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Have Shareholder Rights Gone Too Far

Have Shareholder Rights Gone Too Far?

…McRitchie, Publisher of CorpGov.net and Shareholder Advocate. I’ve pasted TK’s intro and video from Inside America’s Boardrooms below, followed by some additional comments. I hope you enjoy the show. Over ten years ago, shareholder advocate Jim McRit…

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IBM 2020: Removal Only For Cause

IBM 2020: Removal Only “For Cause”

…overnance proposal comes from well known shareholder advocate John Chevedden. Many boards and investors assume a false equivalency between rights of written consent and special meetings. However, any shareholder, regardless how many (or few) shares sh…

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SEC Rulemaking Comment Tips

SEC Rulemaking Comment Tips

…from that side.) Dec 28 James McRitchie, Shareholder Advocate/Publisher, Corporate Governance (CorpGov.net) Dec 29 James McRitchie, Shareholder Advocate/Publisher, Corporate Governance (CorpGov.net) I did not really cull through File No: S7-22-19 but…

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Normalized Deception

Normalized Deception: Spectrem Group

…rt is that the SEC does little to inform shareholders of their rights to file shareholder proposals or vote proxies. Most of Investor.gov is devoted to investors as consumers, not as owners. The focus is on protecting investors against fraud. There is…

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The Gadfly with Gabriel Malek

The Gadfly with Gabriel Malek (podcast)

…lek interviewed Eric Darrisaw, long-time shareholder advocate for racial equity in corporate America, about how activists can push companies to support black employees. Darrisaw’s life has an interesting trajectory from his interest in apartheid in So…

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Take Action: Join Nader's Penny Brigade

…to expand GM’s board to include consumer advocates and empower shareholders to place their board nominees on GM’s proxy ballot (proxy access). According to a recent article in the WSJ, the longtime consumer advocate is now putting together a sharehold…

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