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Fair Treatment of Shareholder Nominees Progress & Holdouts

Fair Treatment of Shareholder Nominees: Progress & Holdouts

As indicated previously (ABT: Fair Treatment of Shareholder Nominees), James McRitchie filed several proposals this season to ensure that universal proxies do not go the same route as proxy access, which became worthless when most companies limited groups of nominating shareholders to 20. Together with The Shareholder Commons, we are trying to prevent universal proxy […]

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Procter & Gamble 2023: Our Proxy Votes

Procter & Gamble 2023: Our Proxy Votes

Procter & Gamble 2023. Our proposal for Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before or during the Procter & Gamble (PG ) annual meeting on October 10, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific. Attend the annual meeting online. I always recommend that you vote in advance. However, you will also […]

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Fair and Balanced at CalPERS

Fair and Balanced at CalPERS?

Fair and Balanced was the motto of Fox News. In 2017 they moved to a slightly more accurate “Most Watched, Most Trusted.” Most boards of directors, especially pension funds, like CalPERS, with a fiduciary duty to members that elect some directors and influence the election of others, want to at least appear fair and balanced […]

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CII 2023 Fall Conference: Next Frontiers in Governance

CII 2023 Fall Conference. I hope to see many of you there. I’m excited about the theme, “Next Frontiers in Governance.” CII offers unprecedented opportunities to network, share best practices, and learn from others. The CII 2023 Fall Conference will be in-person only. Register for the conference in Long Beach, California. In preparing to meet […]

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Veeva Systems 2023 Fair Elections

Veeva Systems 2023 Fair Elections

Veeva Systems 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 8:00 am Pacific on June 21, 2023. Vote AGAINST Paul Sekhri; FOR Fair Elections #4. Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Yelp 203 Fair Elections

Yelp 2023 Fair Elections

Yelp 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before or during the annual meeting at 9:00 am Pacific on June 9, 2023. Vote FOR all items, especially fair elections. I will vote against the nominating committee next year if they fail to increase board diversity. Join the meeting with […]

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Teladoc Health 2023 Fair Elections

Teladoc Health 2023 Fair Elections

Teladoc Health 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 9:00 am Pacific on June 2, 2023. Vote AGAINST Gorevic, Mckinley, Paulus, Snow, Pay, Stock Incentive; FOR Employee Stock, Auditor, Fair Elections #6. Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Union Pacific 2023

Union Pacific 2023 Fair Elections

Union Pacific 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 6:00 am Pacific on May 18, 2023. Vote AGAINST Delaney, Dillon, Edison, Finley, Fritz, Hopkins, McCarthy, Villarreal, auditor, pay; FOR Fair Elections #5, independent chair #4, and paid sick leave #7.  Join the meeting with […]

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CVS Health 2023

CVS Health 2023: Fair Elections

CVS Health 2023. Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 5:00 am Pacific on May 18, 2023. Vote Against Brown, Farah, Finucane, Million, auditor, pay, proposal #9; FOR shareholder proposals #5, #6, #7, #8.  Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Proto Labs 2023

Proto Labs 2023: Fair Elections

Proto Labs 2023 Fair Elections is just one of several issues to be voted on before the annual meeting at 6:30 am Pacific on May 17, 2023. Vote AGAINST all directors except Greiner, auditor, pay, incentive plan; FOR Blodgett, Fair Elections #5.  Join the meeting with your control number. (more…)

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Procter & Gamble Fair Elections NYT photo

Procter & Gamble Fair Elections

Procter & Gamble Fair Elections is an updated version of the Fair Elections proposals James McRitchie filed at dozens of companies for the 2023 season to improve corporate governance. This Procter & Gamble Fair Elections proposal is the result of negotiating with many companies. We believe it is a proposal that no company can reasonably […]

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Apple 2023

Apple 2023 Proxy Access, Pay Gaps, Engagement

Apple 2023 annual meeting is March 10, 2023, at 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting, visit here. You will 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, Auditor, Exec Pay, and […]

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Apple Exempt Solicitation 2023 on Proxy Access

Apple Exempt Solicitation 2023 on Proxy Access

Apple Exempt Solicitation 2023 filed by proponent James McRitchie. Check back soon for recommended proxy votes on other issues appearing on the ballot. Apple shouldn’t have proxy access governance associated with mountaintop removal or accounting fraud. PX146G Apple Exempt Solicitation Written materials are submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-6(g)(1) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of […]

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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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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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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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Alarm.com Holdings 2022

Alarm.com Holdings 2022: Proxy Score 20

Alarm.com Holdings 2022 annual meeting will be in-person only on June 2, 2022, at 9:00 am Eastern, 8281 Greensboro Drive, Suite 100, Tysons, Virginia. 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 Clarke, Whall, auditor, pay; FOR #4 Proxy […]

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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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Stryker 2022

Stryker 2022 Proxy Voting Guide

Stryker 2002 annual meeting is on April  25, 2022, at 6:30 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Broadridge platform. I recommend voting in advance. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote Against Golston, Brainerd, Caforio, McCoy, auditor, pay; FOR enhanced proxy access. (more…)

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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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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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Employee Ownership

Employee Ownership 2022 Proposals

Employee ownership is my next focus. Support for proposals in 2020 and 2021 to encourage companies to add workers to the board has been weak. It is time to reassess. My conversations with CalPERS were especially interesting. Directors I interviewed who were elected by the members favored our proposals. Staff, those charged with voting shares […]

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Pegasystems 2021

Pegasystems 2021: Proxy Access

Pegasystems 2021 annual meeting is June 22, 7 AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit here. To participate, you will 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 Gyenes, […]

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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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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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Apple 2021

Apple 2021: Proxy Access Amendment Needed to Increase Value

Apple 2021 annual meeting is February 23, 9AM Pacific Time. To attend, vote, and submit questions during the Annual Meeting visit virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AAPL2021 and enter the 16-digit control number. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance long-term value. Vote AGAINST Gore, Levinson, Sugar, the Auditor, and Pay. Vote FOR Proxy Access Amendment and Improve Executive […]

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Giant Shadow of Corporate Gadflies

The Giant Shadow of Corporate Gadflies

The Giant Shadow of Corporate Gadflies, by Yaron Nili and Kobi Kastiel, (download at SSRN) is one of the more objective reviews of the recent influence of “gadflies” on corporate governance in America. It might have been even better if the authors had discussed their work with the subjects of their study – the gadflies. (Disclosure: […]

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Woodward 2021

Woodward 2021: Empower Workers

Woodward 2021 annual meeting is January 27th, 8AM Mountain Standard Time. Shareholders need to register in advance (by 3PM MST on 1/25/21) to attend the virtual meeting. Register at the bottom of this page. You cannot cut and paste your 12 or 16 digit control number.  You must enter it twice, along with some other […]

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Illegal Marrone Bio Ghost of former COO

Illegal Marrone Bio Vote Suppression

Illegal Marrone Bio proxy threatens not only their own shareholders but those of all companies. If Marrone Bio gets away with it, so can others. What can we do when a company violates the law and the SEC fails to act? We could go to court but that’s expensive. Instead, let’s mobilize. If enough cry foul, […]

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Apple 2020 AGM Proxy Vote

Apple 2020 Proxy

Apple 2020 annual meeting is 2/26/2020. To enhance long-term shareholder value, vote AGAINST Al Gore (1C);  Art Levinson (1E); Ron Sugar (1F), pay and the auditor. Vote FOR shareholder proposals #4 Proxy Access Amendments; #5 Report Link Pay to Sustainability; and #6 Report on Freedom of Expression.  (more…)

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Charles Schwab on cover of Invested

Schwab: Invested

Charles Schwab chronicles the history of his namesake firm in Invested: Changing Forever the Way Americans Invest. I knew he led a technological revolution and was among the first to slash prices. From A Nation of Small Shareholders, I also knew Schwab was on a long-term mission to have every American share in our growing […]

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