Shareholders Archive

Apr 25, 2022
HPE’s award-winning AGM: Looking to accessibility and strategy
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is no stranger to virtual shareholder AGMs and views them as an exercise that goes beyond merely fulfilling regulatory or governance obligations. As our judges noted, the company has proven to be adept at using technology to make its meeting very accessible. The company’s AGM is focused on shareholder engagement and allows for interaction with executives and the board. A key feature of this desire to maximize accessibility is enabl...
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Apr 19, 2022
CII says beneficial ownership proposal can aid engagement
The Council of Institutional Investors (CII) has welcomed a proposed SEC measure designed to help shareholders engage with portfolio companies without falling foul of regulatory hurdles – but says clarifications are needed. Specifically, CII is pleased with new Rule 13d-6(c), which would spell out the circumstances under which two or more persons may communicate and consult with one another and engage with a company without being treated as a group that must compl...
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Apr 04, 2022
How the pandemic has shaped share registers
No one will be surprised to read the stats on in-person meetings from last year: according to Corporate Secretary sister publication IR Magazine’s Global Roadshow Report 2021, limitations on human movement as a result of the pandemic led to a substantial reduction in one-on-one, in-person meetings between companies and investors.  The results show that companie...
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Mar 18, 2022
CII updates policies on AGMs and poison pills
The Council of Institutional Investors’ (CII) members approved revisions to the group’s corporate governance policies on shareowner meetings and poison pills during CII’s spring conference last week. The updated CII policy states: ‘Companies should consider that many investors have a preference for in-person meetings, but companies should a...
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