‘I have never seen this’: Aimia shareholders call for new meeting after ‘outrageous conduct’ – The Globe and Mail

A group of shareholders at Aimia Inc. are calling for a redo of last month’s annual general meeting, which they say was “plagued with irregularities” and “outrageous conduct.” The group, dubbed Aimia Shareholders for Accountability, said the chairman refused to conduct votes or take questions and allowed security guards to intimidate shareholders who attempted to…

Bernie Sanders confronts Walmart leaders at annual shareholders meeting – CNNPolitics

For the first time in history, a Presidential candidate appeared at a corporate annual meeting in support of a shareholder proposal. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders came face-to-face with Walmart’s corporate leadership during the retail giant’s annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday in Arkansas, where he introduced an employee proposal to put workers on the…

Board Members Ditching Annual Meetings

We recommend a no vote for directors who do not show up at annual meetings without a good reason. Some small investors who want to give a piece of their minds to big tech company directors are losing their only chance: many board members are skipping annual shareholder meetings. Companies that hold meetings online have…

Wells Fargo CEO gets an earful from shareholders – CBS News

Just last week, Wells Fargo (WFC) agreed to pay a $1 billion fine to the government to settle consumer lending abuse complaints. And at the company’s shareholder meeting today, Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan heard about those abuses — and more. The meeting featured emotional appeals from customers who had lost their homes and was briefly interrupted by…

Investors Object to Virtual-Only Annual Meetings

Some companies are hoping to avoid in-person challenges at the annual meeting by scheduling virtual-only online session. The Council of Institutional Investors, whose members have $3 trillion in assets under management, has also spoken out strongly opposing virtual only meetings and the pension funds of New York City are voting against directors serving on board…

Tough Questions for Ford’s Virtual Annual Meeting

On Thursday May 11, the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project (FEP) will seek to ask Ford Motor Company executives if they believe there is a reputational risk and potential consumer backlash from advertising on television news programs hostile to the Trump Administration. FEP representatives are hoping for the opportunity to pose…

Duke Energy Is Afraid to Meet Shareholders in Real Life

Duke Energy is taking the coward’s way out.  Their annual meeting this year will be virtual only.  “This year we are excited to hold the Annual Meeting exclusively online for the first time via live webcast.”  They then go on to say: “This format enables us to use technology to open our Annual Meeting to…