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SEC’s updated guidance on changing the date, time or location of annual shareholders’ meeting

On March 13, 2020, in response to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Securities and Exchange Commission released guidance providing regulatory flexibility to reporting companies seeking to change the date, time, or location of annual shareholder meetings and use new technologies, such as “virtual” shareholder meetings, that avoid the need for in-person … Continue Reading

Virtual shareholder meetings: advantages, disadvantages and practical considerations

As spring approaches, so do annual shareholder meetings for many public companies. Traditionally, these meetings were held in-person. However, due to fairly recent advances in technology, companies now have the option to hold these meetings exclusively online or by providing for online participation, which both offer advantages and disadvantages to shareholders and company leaders. Furthermore, … Continue Reading

Shareholder Proposal Technicalities

The division of corporate finance of the SEC released a new staff legal bulletin on Friday dealing with shareholder proposals on company proxy statements.  One aspect of the bulletin concerns a hypothetical shareholder proposal that requires the board of directors to amend the company’s charter.  The question at hand is whether the proposal can be … Continue Reading