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Proxy Access for the 99% – USPX Members Organize

The time has come for shareowners to be allowed to include their own nominees for corporate boards in the proxy materials their corporations send out every year—so-called “ballot access.” The current system—that only allows shareowners to vote for candidates nominated by the current board—is absurd. The SEC has finally reaffirmed shareowners’ right to submit proposals [...]

SEC Plays King Solomon: Divides Proposal-Baby In Half

SEC Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14F (CF) finally addresses the issues of what is needed to evidence stock ownership for the purpose of filing a shareowner proposal. It is obvious from a first glance that shareowners whose broker or bank isn’t a DTC participant just got screwed. We will take the view going forward that, [...]

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