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Committee to Rescue Reed's - Room for More Shareholders

Committee to Rescue Reed’s: Proxy Vote

The Committee to Rescue Reed’s declares victory and states how members intend to vote their proxies. With the annual meeting now set for November 29, I will post a more detailed analysis of the proxy by tomorrow. I have already received a number of inquiries from those asking how I will vote. Advice to me? […]

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

Committee to Rescue Reeds files 13D

On October 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 proxy contest at the 2016 Annual Meeting. In its statement, the Committee […]

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Risks at Reeds

The Committee to Rescue Reed’s Nominates Five Highly Qualified Director Candidates for Election at Reed’s 2016 Annual Meeting

Believes That Immediate and Meaningful Change Is Required to Ensure Reed’s Is Being Run in a Manner Consistent with the Best Interests of All Shareholders States That the 2016 Annual Meeting Represents a Critical Opportunity for Shareholders to Elect Independent, Highly Qualified Directors Believes That Now is the Moment for Shareholders to Send a Clear […]

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Concerned Shareholders of Reeds: Ready to Join?

Concerned Shareholders of Reeds, Inc. Formed

Concerned Shareholders of Reeds: Formed The Concerned Shareholders of Reeds, Inc., led by Edwin R. Lozano, today announced formation of a committee to rescue Reeds, Inc. The committee delivered an open letter to Reeds Founder/CEO/Chairman and the Reeds Board of Directors expressing significant concerns with the company’s poor financial performance, problematic corporate Governance practices and weak […]

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Zombie Director Voted Out at Reed’s – Again

Once again, Reed’s (REED) zombie director Daniel S.J, Muffoetto was voted off the board by shareholders at the annual meeting. This time, it has impact. The board, or at least the controlling founder Christopher Reed, got the message. As I have noted previously, neither Mr. Muffoetto nor Michael Fischman (who was reelected) report owning any stock in Reed’s. […]

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Daniel Muffoletto

Reeds Renominates Zombie Director Muffoletto

A majority of shares voted to turn them out of office, off the island, you’re fired… but unaccountable boards frequently reappoint a zombie director. Reeds Inc. (REED) flaunts the will of shareholders in renominating Daniel S.J. Muffoletto.  According to the Council of Institutional Investors: The vast majority of zombies are legally elected due to an […]

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Gordon Gekko and Governing Small-Caps: Greed Works

Few who have seen it can forget the iconic scene from the movie Wall Street when Michael Douglas’s character Gordon Gekko stands up, microphone in hand, at Teldar Paper’s shareholder meeting and says: “The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works.” Cinematic […]

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Reed’s, Inc. (REED) – Proxy Score 43

Reed’s, Inc. (REED), which develops, manufactures, markets, and sells natural non-alcoholic carbonated soft drinks, kombucha, candies, and ice creams, is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 12/12/2014. Reed’s is still too small to be covered by ProxyDemocracy.org.  I voted with management 43% of the time and assigned them a […]

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Reeds: Proxy Access Still Needed

Last Year’s Proxy Access Proposal Last year I introduced a proxy access proposal at Reeds (REED) calling on the Board to allow 1% shareowners holding for two years to place their director  nominees (up to 24% of the board) on the proxy. It also would have allowed a party of 25 or more $2,000 one year […]

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Reeds Inc (REED): Examining The Vote

As some readers noted, I put in more effort at Reeds Inc. (REED) than at many of my other holdings, proposing proxy access and writing about the problems at Reeds four times before the annual meeting, even doing a short video. My rationale is that while I am a small shareowner at both Apple and Reeds, […]

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Last Opportunity to Vote for Proxy Access at Reeds Inc. (REED)

Reeds, Inc $REED; you read the Proxy, the crazy Preliminary Proxy, and the rationale for proxy access. You’ve seen the movie, where I  explained the need for proxy access Now, don’t forget to vote! The annual meeting is December 20, 2013.  According to ProxyVote.com, Internet voting is accepted up to 11:59 p.m. (ET) the day before the meeting/cut off date. That’s […]

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Investor Forums

Inside Investor Relations (IR) had an important article on July 30th, On the Way to the Investor Forum that raised the question: do companies really want to encourage their shareholders to chat about them in online forums? Wouldn’t it create a lot of work for investor relations officers (IROs) “who are responsible for monitoring these online […]

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Reeds, Inc. (REED): My 1st Attempt to Collaborate Through Sharegate

I’ve started to use Sharegate.com to network with other shareowners around specific companies. The first company I’m working on through Sharegate is Reeds (REED). I think our company’s product line is strong but management and the board appear to be weak in distribution skills. After years of refining and growing their fine products, #REED still is not profitable. […]

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Reed's (REED): How I Voted – Proxy Score 100%

Reed’s ($REED) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up tomorrow, on 12/21/2012. ProxyDemocracy.org doesn’t collect votes on REED, probably because it is a micro-cap with little or no institutional ownership.  I voted with all managements recommendations. (more…)

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