Tag Archives | James McRitchie

RCV in Corporate Elections

RCV in Corporate Elections: Tesla?

RCV in Corporate Elections? Recent action by the Tesla Board makes me believe I may live to see the adoption of ranked-choice voting (RCV) in the election of corporate directors. Tesla may have ticked off shareholders enough that the Board nominees could face multiple challengers. Do we really want to take a chance on directors […]

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Fair Elections

Fair Elections Under Universal Proxy Rules

Fair elections have long been a major concern. When I started CorpGov.net in 1995, most directors were probably chosen by CEOs. Elections resembled those of North Korea. Vote for management’s slate or withhold your vote. Fair elections? I didn’t think so. My friends toiled mostly in socially responsible investments, focused on double bottom line impacts and […]

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Engaging Employee Shareholders

Employee Shareholders: GOTV

The following guest post originally appeared as a 2019 supplement to The Shareholder Service Optimizer. See Publishers Note at the bottom of this post for more details on how it was changed and how it is relevant to both issuers and employee shareholders. (more…)

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Meta Lawsuit - Beyond Director Feedbags

Meta Lawsuit: Beyond Director Feedbags

Meta Lawsuit: In Brief Many thanks to Rick Alexander and The Shareholder Commons for allowing me to play a small role in opening up a new legal battle. The Meta lawsuit contends that directors of Meta Platforms, formerly Facebook, must consider the effects of its commercial activities on the portfolios of Meta shareholders, not just Meta’s short-term […]

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Employee Ownership

Employee Ownership: Comments on SEC HCM Petitions

        Employee ownership has a huge potential to improve firm performance, reduce layoffs, improve employee compensation and benefits, boost median household wealth, foster longer median job tenure, and reduce racial and gender wealth gaps. It also has a long history of bipartisan support. The benefits of employee ownership are wasted when too […]

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CalPERS Should Adopt IRV for Board Elections

CalPERS Should Adopt IRV for Board Elections

CalPERS Should Adopt IRV for Board Elections. That is the argument Randy Cheek and James McRitchie made in a draft rulemaking petition to the Board in a 9:24 AM email to board@calpers.ca.gov on 9/21/2022 under Government Code section 11340.6. As of the date of this post, the Board has yet to even acknowledge receipt. That feels […]

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Electronic Arts 2022: Require Approval of Golden Parachutes

Electronic Arts 2022: Require Termination Pay Vote

Electronic Arts 2022 annual meeting is on August 11, 2022, at 2:00 am Pacific. It is virtual, on the Broadridge platform. I (James McRitchie) recommend voting in advance. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Huber, Roche, Simonson, Ubiñas, Ueberroth, and Wilson, pay, auditor, and incentive plan. Vote FOR other Bruce, Gonzalez, lower special meeting […]

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Tesla 2022

Tesla 2022 Proxy Score 7

Tesla 2022 annual meeting is August 4, 2022, at 2:30 am Pacific. It is hybrid, both live and virtual, on the Computershare platform. Of course, I recommend voting in advance, especially since they make it difficult to vote at the meeting and maybe even to enter. Enhance corporate governance and long-term value. Vote Against both directors, 2-year […]

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nCino 2022

nCino 2022 Proxy Score 23

nCino 2022 annual meeting is June 23, 2022, at 7 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Broadridge platform. I recommend voting in advance, especially since many companies cut off voting as soon as proposals have been presented. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Steven Collins, Spencer Lake, and pay. Vote FOR Majority […]

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Nanostring Technologies 2022

Nanostring Technologies 2022 Proxy Score 17

Nanostring Technologies 2022 annual meeting is June 17, 2022, at 9:00 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Broadridge platform. Of course, I (James McRitchie) recommend voting in advance, especially since many companies cut off voting as soon as proposals have been presented. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Dana Rollison, William D. […]

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Redfin 2022

Redfin 2022 Proxy Score 63

Redfin 2022 annual meeting is June 14, 2022, at 10:00 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Broadridge platform. Of course, I (James McRitchie) recommend voting in advance, especially since many companies cut off voting as soon as proposals have been presented. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Julie Bornstein, Selina Tobaccowala; […]

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Exact Sciences 2022

Exact Sciences 2022 Proxy Score 38

Exact Sciences 2022 annual meeting is June 9, 2022, at 8:00 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Broadridge platform. Of course, I (James McRitchie) recommend voting in advance, especially since many companies cut off voting as soon as proposals have been presented. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Petrovic, Zanotti, Omnibus Stock Plan; […]

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Impinj 2022

Impinj 2022 Proxy Score 44

Impinj 2022 annual meeting is June 9, 2022, at 9:00 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Lumi platform, requiring street name shareholders to obtain a “legal proxy.” I doubt anyone will go through that bother. Of course, I recommend voting in advance, especially since many companies cut off voting as soon as proposals have […]

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Caterpillar 2022 Proxy Score 50

Caterpillar 2022 Proxy Score 50

Caterpillar 2022 annual meeting is June 8, 2022, at 6 AM Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Compushare platform. Entry requires retail shareholders to obtain a legal proxy — a real hassle. Of course, I recommend voting in advance, especially since many companies cut off voting as soon as proposals have been presented. To enhance corporate […]

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2U 2022

2U 2022 Proxy Score 75

2U 2022 annual meeting is on June 8, 2022, at noon Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Broadridge platform. Of course, I recommend voting in advance, especially since many companies cut off voting as soon as proposals have been presented. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Coretha Rushing and Pay. Vote FOR […]

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Invitae 2022

Invitae 2022 Proxy Scorecard 40

Invitae 2022 annual meeting is June 6, 2022, at 4:00 pm Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Broadridge platform. Of course, I recommend voting in advance, especially since many companies cut off voting as soon as proposals have been presented. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Eric Aguiar, Sean E. George, Pay: […]

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Illumina 2022 Proxy Scorecard

Illumina 2022 Proxy Score 46

Illumina 2022 annual meeting is May 26, 2022, at 9:00 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Broadridge platform. Of course, I recommend voting in advance, especially since many companies cut off voting as soon as proposals have been presented. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Guthart, Dorsa, Epstein, #5 Illusionary Special […]

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Charles Schwab 2022 Proxy Access

Charles Schwab 2022 Proxy Access

Charles Schwab 2022 annual meeting is on May 17, 2022, at 11:30 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting. Of course, I recommend voting in advance, especially since they have made it very difficult to vote at the meeting and maybe even to enter the meeting. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Ellis, […]

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Lantheus Holdings 2022 Proxy Votes

Lantheus Holdings 2022 Proxy Votes

Lantheus Holdings 2022 annual meeting is on April  28, 2022, at 7:00 am Pacific. To attend the meeting virtually on the Mediant platform you will need to register in advance using your proxy control number. Be prepared to provide broker name, number of shares held as of record date, etc. You also have the opportunity to ask questions. […]

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Apple 2022 Annual Meeting

Apple 2022 Annual Meeting

Apple 2022 annual meeting is March 4, 9 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will also need your voter control number. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Gore, Jung, Levinson, Sugar, Auditor, Exec Pay, Stock […]

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FactSet 2021

FactSet 2021 Real Proxy Access

FactSet 2021 annual meeting is December 16, noon Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will also need your 16-digit control number. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Zimmel, For all other items, including Shareholder Proxy Access. […]

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Tesla 2021

Tesla 2021: Elect Each Director Annually

Tesla 2021 annual meeting is October 7, 2:30 PM Pacific Time. To watch the Annual Meeting visit here. To actually participate, such as voting and/or asking questions, you will need to obtain a legal proxy (instructions). Then you can attend here. At my broker, that means nullifying any vote already cast and trusting all the […]

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FedEx 2021 Require Independent Board Chair

FedEx 2021 Require Independent Board Chair

FedEx 2021 annual meeting is September 27, 10AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will also need your control number. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. Enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote AGAINST Griffith, Jackson, Martin, Ramo, Schwab, Steiner, Walshding, Pay and Auditor; FOR […]

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Corporate Accountability Fall 2021

Corporate Accountability Fall 2021 Online Forum

Corporate Accountability Fall 2021: Restoring the Balance. This is your chance to discuss the issues with Nell Minow, Michae O’Leary, Andy Behar, Josh Zinner, Doug Chia, Bruce F. Freed, Heidi Welsh, Jon Lukomnik, Tim Smith, Christina Sautter, Rick Alexander, Karen E. Woody, Sanford Lewis. Spring will include Leo Strine Jr, Brandon Rees, Jackie Cook, David […]

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Electronic Arts 2021, gaming investors

Electronic Arts 2021: Gaming Investors

Electronic Arts 2021 proxy claims my proposal for written consent is “unnecessary and moot,” given their proposal on the same topic. But their proposal is a Trojan Horse, meant to deceive investors. They are gaming their investors. This ethical lapse is troublesome, as discussed below. Electronic Arts 2021 annual meeting is August 12, 2021 (Thursday), 2:00 pm (Pacific). To […]

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Impinj 2021

Impinj 2021 Vote Proxy Access

Impinj 2021 annual meeting is June 10, 9 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will need the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. I recommend voting in advance. Enhance long-term value so that Impinj lives up to its full […]

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Redfin 2021 Zombie House

Redfin 2021 Should Ban Zombies

Redfin 2021 annual meeting is June 9, 8:30 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. Bring the 16-digit control number from your proxy card or voting instruction form. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Ligon and Slavet; FOR Auditor, Pay and Transition to […]

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Alarm.com 2021

Alarm.com Holdings 2021

Alarm.com Holdings 2021 annual meeting is June 9, 6 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will need the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. Warning: You will need to obtain a legal proxy and upload it at least 2-3 […]

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Caterpillar 2021 Faces Proxy Issues

Caterpillar 2021 Faces Proxy Issues

Caterpillar 2021 annual meeting is June 9, 6 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here (Password: CAT2021). To participate, use the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Dickinson, Reed-Klages, Rust, Schwab, […]

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Invitae 2021 Proxy Votes

Invitae 2021 Proxy Votes

Invitae 2021 annual meeting is June 7, 4 PM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the NVTA Annual Meeting visit here. To participate, use the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST the Auditor. Vote FOR […]

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Netflix 2021 Proxy Votes

Netflix 2021 Proxy Votes: Political Disclosures

Netflix 2021 annual meeting is June 3, 3 PM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. To participate, you need the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote Against all directors, auditors, […]

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Yelp 2021

Yelp 2021 Transtion to PBC

Yelp 2021 annual meeting is June 3, 9:30 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. To participate, you need the 16-digit control number provided on your proxy card or voting instruction form. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Hu, Wells, Auditor, […]

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2U 2021

2U 2021 in Need of CorpGov Reforms

2U 2021 annual meeting is June 3, noon Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You need your control number. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST all directors, Pay, Auditor; FOR Elect All Directors Annually. (more…)

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Biogen 2021 Lobbying

Biogen 2021 Proxy: Lobbying

Biogen 2021 annual meeting is June 2, 6 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. You will need your 16-digit control number. I recommend voting in advance. Enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Auditor, Pay, all directors except Mantas. Vote For: Forum Selection, Reports on Lobbying, Gender Pay Gap. […]

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