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 Activists at the Gate:  The Continuing Evolution of Shareholder Activism in the U.S.

March 10, 2014

Over the last several years, in light of the significantly higher activity levels of activist investors, U.S. public companies have begun to spend more time both preparing for possible advances from activist investors and communicating with their shareholder bases. 



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Proxy Contests and Corporate Controls

February 28, 2014

There are many complex issues surrounding corporate contests, and public company boards need to prepare ahead of time to ensure they are protected and have all the tools necessary for good decision making when shareholders come forward with demands.



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Five Guiding Principles for Better ShareholderCommunication

February 28, 2014

Whoever coined the phrase “There’s no such thing as bad publicity” never had his or her company’s less-than-stellar say-on-pay vote or executive pay practices featured on the pages of the Wall Street Journal. Seeing your CEO’s name in an unflattering headline about income inequality is not how you want to start your day. Let’s face it, in light of today’s debates about pay disparity and executive greed, media scrutiny is relentless. Yes, executive pay has gone mainstream.



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What Directors Think

First Quarter 2014
An outpouring of directors answered our call for opinions in the 11th year of Corporate Board Member’s flagship study. Read on for full coverage of their views on their top concerns and strategies for 2014.

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What's Cooking This Proxy Season
First Quarter 2014
What’s bubbling beneath the surface may have significant impact on companies and their boards this year.

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Maximizing Value: Considerations for Directors of a Company in Distress
February 03, 2014
Directors of a leveraged company should begin to consider the implications of not being able to access traditional debt markets on appropriate terms.  This concern is particularly acute for companies with near-term debt maturities, prior difficulty achieving financial projections, a declining EBITDA forecast and/or capital funding needs reliant on low interest rates.





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