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    1. VMware Announces Changes to Board of Directors

      VMware Announces Changes to Board of Directors

      VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that longtime Accenture executive Pamela Craig has been elected to succeed Renee James on the VMware board of directors. Craig has also been appointed to serve as a member of the VMware mergers and acquisitions committee. James has served on the VMware board since September 2007 and has resigned to focus on her responsibilities as President of Intel Corp. This change to the VMware board is effective immediately...

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    2. Dell Buyout Lurches Toward an Inevitable Finish

      Dell Buyout Lurches Toward an Inevitable Finish

      When law professor Brian Quinn was teaching about leveraged buyouts earlier this year, he thought he finally had a model transaction to show his students: Dell Inc.DELL +0.07%.  Months later, following a storm of controversy, delays to a shareholder vote and a change to voting rules in exchange for a sweetened bid, Mr. Quinn isn't so sure he can put Dell's nearly $25 billion buyout on a pedestal...

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    3. Bollore Makes Peace Offering Ahead of Board Meeting

      Bollore Makes Peace Offering Ahead of Board Meeting

      A leadership battle at French conglomerate Vivendi SA took a turn toward détente ahead of a board meeting Wednesday to discuss the company's governance.  French industrialist Vincent Bolloré said Tuesday that he is no longer seeking a job within Vivendi, cooling a dispute with the company's chairman over who will lead the conglomerate as it sheds its telecommunications assets to focus on a narrower stable of media businesses...

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    4. Dish Director Quits Amid Flap

      Dish Director Quits Amid Flap

      Dish Network Corp. DISH +1.34% director who resigned in recent weeks did so amid a disagreement over the company's handling of a bid for a telecommunications firm that could deliver hundreds of millions of dollars of personal profits to Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen, people involved in the situation said...

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    5. A Pyrrhic Victory for J.C. Penney

      A Pyrrhic Victory for J.C. Penney

      Ackman’s split with the company follows a contentious and public fight he had with other J.C. Penney board members regarding the direction of the company Ackman publicly disclosed that he wanted to have fellow directors move quicker on the replacement of interim Chief Executive Myron “Mike” Ullman.  In addition, he wanted to replace the board’s chairman, Tom Engibous.  As a result of these unusual disclosures of boardroom discussions, Ackman came under heavy criticism from other Penney directors and outsiders. 

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    6. A Changed and Changing Executive Compensation Environment

      A Changed and Changing Executive Compensation Environment

      Compensation committee leaders identified several trends affecting their committees' work for the next few years, including broader and more frequent engagement with investors and a focus on improving public disclosures on compensation. Members also discussed changes to proxy advisory firm policy and how boards should engage with advisors. Jonathan Feigelson, TIAA-CREF managing director, general counsel, and head of governance, joined the dialogue.

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    7. Inphi Corporation Appoints Nicholas Brathwaite to Board of Directors

      Inphi Corporation Appoints Nicholas Brathwaite to Board of Directors

      Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, today announced that Nicholas Brathwaite has joined its Board of Directors.  "We are extremely pleased to welcome Nicholas to Inphi's Board of Directors," said Ford Tamer, Inphi's president and CEO. "We are excited about his in-depth knowledge and wealth of expertise in driving innovation for high-tech, global companies"...

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    8. Taking a Fresh Look at Corporate Governance

      Taking a Fresh Look at Corporate Governance

      Many boards today are trying to figure out if they have the proper skills and experience to guide their companies now and in the future. Each board needs to consider whether the backgrounds and experience of its existing directors are appropriate or if new skills are needed. Recently, some critics have been outspoken about their perception of deficiencies in the current state of board renewal...

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    9. New Threat to Shared Governance

      New Threat to Shared Governance

      A meeting between the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and state legislators last week was designed mainly to find common ground in the wake of recent disputes over cash reserves. But discussions during the meeting about rethinking shared governance had some faculty feeling like they were left holding the bag for administrators' actions – and that their decision-making authority within the system was under threat...

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    10. JPMorgan Responds to Critics, Shakes Up Board

      JPMorgan Responds to Critics, Shakes Up Board

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- JPMorgan Chase announced Monday that it had elected two new directors, Linda Bamman and Michael Neal, to its board and taken more steps towards ensuring the board's independence in the wake of criticism of its corporate governance practices earlier this year. Linda Bammann, an old JPMorgan hand, will join the board in September. Bammann served as chief of risk management ...

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    11. Musk-Backed SolarCity Scraps "Happy Meal" Deal

      Musk-Backed SolarCity Scraps "Happy Meal" Deal

      A solar-energy firm backed by entrepreneur Elon Musk ditched a type of "Happy Meal" share-lending deal that has given some investors indigestion.  SolarCity Corp., SCTY -2.60% a San Mateo, Calif., energy-services provider where Mr. Musk is chairman, made the disclosure recently in an amended securities filing.

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    12. Investors are Poised to Pay $6 Billion for Neiman

      Investors are Poised to Pay $6 Billion for Neiman

      After several months sitting in the display case, Neiman Marcus Inc. appears close to having a buyer.  A team of Ares Management LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are in the final stages of negotiations to buy Neiman Marcus for around $6 billion, said people familiar with the matter, in a move that would shift the luxury retailer from one set of private-equity ownership to another...

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