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Marrone Bio Innovations 2020

Marrone Bio Innovations 2020: VOTE!

Marrone Bio Innovations 2020. October 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. The Annual Meeting will be a virtual meeting of stockholders conducted online by live audio webcast. Attend the virtual meeting, vote your shares electronically and submit questions during the meeting by visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/MBII2020, using your control number. To enhance long-term value: Withhold your […]

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MBII Notice of Exempt Solicitation

MBII Notice of Exempt Solicitation

MBII Notice of Exempt Solicitation Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBII) Shareholder Alert Voluntary submission by James McRitchie, 9295 Yorkship Ct., Elk Grove, CA 95758 Shareholder since 2016 Please vote for Proposal No. 5 before October 28th Stockholder Proposal: Phase in Simple Majority Vote The proposal’s description in the Proxy Voting Instructions Form (VIF) violates SEC Rule 14a-4(a)(3) Rule […]

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Proxy Cards

Proxy Cards Must be Impartially Labeled

Proxy cards must be impartially labeled, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Rule 14a-4(a)(3) requires that proxies “identify clearly and impartially each separate matter intended to be acted upon.” (Guidance) Over and over again during the last twenty years I have written to the SEC asking them to enforce this rule on proxy […]

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Reforms at ProxyVote Don’t Go Far Enough

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. BR, launched a newly upgraded ProxyVote site, which improves the shareholder communication and proxy voting experience for individual shareholders. Read the press release below, then my commentary. “ProxyVote.com has long been a key technology in the corporate governance process,” said Broadridge Investor Communications Solutions President Robert Schifellite. “Since its launch more than 17 years ago, usage has grown tremendously […]

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Steris Proxy Voting Deflate-Gate

Steris Corporation’s Proxy Voting Deflate-Gate

Most companies opposing a shareholder proposal simply rely on an opposition statement, although sometimes they  solicit the votes of their largest shareowners. Steris Corporation (NYSE:STE) took it a bit further. Was it cheating? That depends on your perspective. Like a partially inflated football, a partially stuffed ballot can provide the crucial margin needed to win. Proxy Voting […]

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Biased Ballots: Oshkosh Vote Questioned – Take Action

I found another case of corporate elections where ballot measures failed to be identified “clearly and impartially.” This time at Oshkosh ($OSK). Should we be surprised? Isn’t it time you took a minute out of your day to send a message to the SEC asking for an end to such abuses? Broadridge claims: When it comes to […]

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Don't Let Them Get Away With Stealing Elections

Glyn Holton’s How To Steal a Corporate Election informs us of recent outrages on how elections are tipped in favor of entrenched managers and boards. If you’ve taken the time to read his post, I urge you to take another five minutes to help remedy the situation. To address the situation at American Tower Corporation […]

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