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    1. Two Retirements Turn GM Board Majority Female

      Two Retirements Turn GM Board Majority Female

      General Motors could soon be one of just two companies in the S&P 500 to not only have a female CEO, but to also have a majority female board of directors. In the near future, the GM board will soon feature six women, including GM CEO Mary Barra, when two current GM board directors retire. The board will shrink from the current 13 members to 11 with the retirement of those members. Five of the 11 will be male, and six will be female. The board will require shareholders’ approval at the annual meeting on June 4th...

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    2. Visa’s Board of Directors Elects Visa CEO Al Kelly as Chair

      Visa’s Board of Directors Elects Visa CEO Al Kelly as Chair

      SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 19, 2019--Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. as Chair of the Board, effective as of April 16, 2019. Mr. Kelly will continue to serve as Visa’s Chief Executive Officer, a role he has held since December 2016. Mr. Kelly will succeed Robert (Bob) Matschullat as Chair of the Board. Mr. Matschullat will continue to serve on the Board and as Chair of the Board’s Finance Committee...

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    3. Tesla is Shuffling its Board of Directors Amid Ongoing Negotiations with the Securities and Exchange Commission

      Tesla is Shuffling its Board of Directors Amid Ongoing Negotiations with the Securities and Exchange Commission
      • Tesla on Friday announced four members of its board of directors will leave their posts once their terms have ended.
      • Brad Buss and Linda Johnson Rice will not pursue reelection to the board at Tesla's stockholders' meeting in June. And in 2020, Steve Jurvetson's tenure will officially end. Jurvetson has been on leave following accusations of sexual misconduct at his venture-capital firm Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson in 2017...
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    4. Disney CEO Bob Iger's Compensation is "insane," says Abigail Disney

      Disney CEO Bob Iger's Compensation is "insane," says Abigail Disney

      In 2018, Disney CEO Bob Iger got a raise–a big raise. His total compensation increased 80% to hit $65.6 million. According to a recent study by Equilar, his compensation was 1,424 times that of the median Disney employee. For Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Disney cofounder Roy Disney, that level of pay is “insane.” Moreover, she says, executive pay at that level has “had a corrosive effect on society.”...

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    5. L Brands: In Corporate Governance Agreement With Barington Capital

      L Brands: In Corporate Governance Agreement With Barington Capital

      L Brands has reached an agreement about its board with activist investor Barington Capital, and has agreed to make governance enhancements. The parent company of Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works will nominate Anne Sheehan, former head of corporate governance for the California State Teachers' Retirement System, to its board, along with former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) executive Sarah E. Nash...

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    6. 2019 Say on Pay & Proxy Results

      2019 Say on Pay & Proxy Results

      Average Say on Pay support in 2018 declined to the lowest level observed since 2012, driven by an increase in the number of companies receiving vote support below 70%. Shareholder engagement increased on environmental proposals; other environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics; Board diversity; and the use of GAAP versus non-GAAP performance metrics in compensation program design...

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    7. PPG Industries (PPG) Appoints Cathy R. Smith & Steven A. Davis to Board

      PPG Industries (PPG) Appoints Cathy R. Smith & Steven A. Davis to Board

      PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced at its annual meeting of shareholders that Cathy R. Smith, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Target Corporation, and Steven A. Davis, former chairman and chief executive officer, Bob Evans Farms, Inc., have been elected to join its board of directors, effective immediately. Smith will serve on the PPG board’s Audit Committee, and Technology and Environment Committee. Davis will serve on the Nominating and Governance Committee, and the Technology and Environment Committee...

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    8. Identiv Nominates Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Robin R. Braun for Election to Board of Directors

      Identiv Nominates Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Robin R. Braun for Election to Board of Directors

      FREMONT, Calif., April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE), a global provider of physical security and secure identification, has announced that the Board of Directors has nominated Robin R. Braun to be elected as a director at the company's annual meeting of stockholders on May 29, 2019...

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    9. Liberty Mutual Insurance Elects Jay Hooley, State Street Corporation Chairman to the Company's Board of Directors

      Liberty Mutual Insurance Elects Jay Hooley, State Street Corporation Chairman to the Company's Board of Directors

      BOSTONApril 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- David Long, Liberty Mutual Insurance's Chief Executive Officer, today announced that Jay Hooley, Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of State Street Corporation, has been elected to the insurer's Board of Directors...

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    10. ‘Alarm Bells’‘ Should be Ringing in Corporate Boardrooms Over the Challenges Facing our Communities

      ‘Alarm Bells’‘ Should be Ringing in Corporate Boardrooms Over the Challenges Facing our Communities
      • Jamie Dimon is the chairman and CEO of  JPMorgan Chase & Co.
      • In this op-ed, he writes that corporate boardrooms should be concerned about the grave challenges facing our communities, like growing inequality, the opioid crisis, and rising suicide rates.
      • Long-term business success depends on community success — and making this happen requires business leaders to buck short-termism that too often drives the markets...
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    11. Pernod CEO: in Regular and 'Courteous' Talks With Elliott

      Pernod CEO: in Regular and 'Courteous' Talks With Elliott

      PARIS (Reuters) - Drinks group Pernod Ricard is having regular and "courteous" talks with activist investor Elliott, although it is not necessarily meeting Elliott any more than it would with any other regular shareholder, the head of Pernod told Reuters. "There is a regular dialogue between the teams, but we do not see them more than other shareholders. My ambition remains to deliver on our strategic plan, that's my motto," CEO Alexandre Ricard said in a telephone interview...

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    12. Nancy Altobello Elected to MarketAxess Board of Directors

      Nancy Altobello Elected to MarketAxess Board of Directors

      NEW YORK, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:MKTX), the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed-income markets, today announced the election of Nancy Altobello, former Global Vice Chair - Talent at EY to its board of directors, effective April 16, 2019. Ms. Altobello was also appointed as a member of the Audit Committee...

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    13. JBT Announces the Appointment of Two New Directors

      JBT Announces the Appointment of Two New Directors

      CHICAGO, April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- JBT Corporation JBT, +0.99% , a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food & beverage industry, announced today that it has increased the size of its Board of Directors to nine members and elected Barbara L. Brasier and Emmanuel Lagarrigue to the Board effective April 15, 2019...

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