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Activism, Short-Termism and Corporate Governance

Activism, Short-Termism and Corporate Governance

Silicon Valley companies continue to be the leading target for “activism, short-termism and corporate governance.” Directors of some Silicon Valley companies believe these activists are too short-term focused, while some institutional investors believe the activists create value for all shareholders. One response to the growth of activism has been the adoption by some high-profile tech […]

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Symantec Corporation

Symantec Corporation: How I Voted – Proxy Score 50

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) provides security, backup and availability solutions and is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is on November 3, 2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of three funds when I checked and voted. I voted with the Board’s recommendations 50% of the time. View Proxy Statement.  Read Warnings below. What follows are my recommendations on how to […]

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Symantec and Shareowner Meetings

Steven Towns summarizes action taken to date concerning Symantec’s run at a virtual-only meeting. I’m delighted that he will be working with the the US Proxy Exchange on a white paper to identify key issues and opportunities, seek member input, and publish final virtual meeting guidelines. (Symantec and the Importance of Shareholder Meetings — Seeking […]

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Symantec Reverses Course: Won't hold a Virtual-Only Meeting Next Year

As reported earlier (See Protesting Symantec’s All-Virtual Annual Meeting, 22 Sep, 2010) Symantec Corporation set the pathetic precedent of being the first Fortune 500 company to hold a virtual-only annual meeting without shareowner-approved safeguards to protect participant rights. That happened September 20, 2010. But two weeks later, Symantec has backed down. Responding to a letter writing […]

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Symantec Audio-Only Meeting Gets National Coverage

At last, there have been a couple of articles in the national press on the Symantec Corp. virtual-only meeting. First, Ross Kerber reported for Reuters, Shareholder meetings via Web mute dissident voices (9/24/2010) Kerber observed, Soon movies might be the only place to hear pointed outbursts from investors. This year more than a dozen companies […]

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Protesting Symantec's All-Virtual Meeting

Steven Towns, writing for Seeking Alpha (Questioning Symantec’s ‘Virtual’ Shareholder Meetings, 9/20/2010) joined CII, CalSTRS, CalPERS, USPX and others in objecting to an all virtual meeting held buy Symantec. This follows up on Ted Allen’s September 16, 2010 article for RiskMetrics, Investors Object to Symantec’s Virtual Annual Meeting, my post of September 7, 2010 (also […]

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