1. Exxon Investors Move Closer to Upending Dual CEO-Chairman Role

    Exxon Investors Move Closer to Upending Dual CEO-Chairman Role

    Exxon Mobil Corp. ( XOM.N ) beat back mounting pressure to split the chairman and chief executive positions, and dismantle a structure that dates back decades and has seen the explorer through oil embargoes, war, currency crises and nationalizations. A total of 40.8 per cent of shareholders voted Wednesday for the proposal, an increase from last year’s 38.7 per cent but short of the simple majority required for it to pass at Exxon’s annual general meeting in Dallas...

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