Joint Chair/CEO – UK shareholders push for change

Two notable shareholder resolutions on both sides of the Atlantic have put the role of UK investors in pressing for change at quoted companies firmly in the spotlight.

Texas Instruments (TI) has come under close scrutiny from RailPEN, the investment arm of the UK’s Railways Pension Fund and one of the More…

What’s happening to ownership?

Tomorrow’s Company has announced an investigation into the ownership of companies and how it is changing. Hermes Equity Ownership Services will be supporting the study which will be examining:

Future ownership trends; Key trends and their meaning for companies; and The impact of trends on companies ability to develop and grow. Speaking at the launch of the study More…

EGMs on 14 Days Notice – Dissent at Capital & Regional

With the United Kingdom due to implement the EU Shareholder Rights Directive by 3 August 2009, many companies have included on their AGM agendas a resolution to allow them to continue to hold EGMs on 14 days notice, as currently permitted.

The Companies Act 2006 enables listed More…

Regime change at Independent News & Media

Today’s announcement regarding the directorate changes at Independent News & Media largely focuses on the retirement of Sir Anthony O’Reilly, after 36 years leading the Company. His son, Gavin, will take over the reigns as his father’s distinguished career at the newspaper group comes to a close.

However, the accompanying director changes More…

Fiat extends Board slate nomination deadline

Fiat has extended the deadline for the submission of slates of candidates for its Board of Directors and Board of Statutory Auditors, to be elected at the AGM on 27 March.

With reference to the forthcoming General Meeting of Shareholders, the Company hereby reports that, according to law and the By-laws, candidate lists for election of the Board More…