Activist Seen Winning 3rd ExxonMobil Seat in Preliminary Vote – Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil Corp. activist investor Engine No. 1 expanded its presence on the oil giant’s board to three seats, according to preliminary vote tallies, cementing a victory that has reverberated across the energy industry. The initial counts show the newest nominee from Engine No. 1’s slate elected to Exxon’s 12-member board is private-equity investor Alexander…

Activist Investors Nominate Nine Directors to Kohl’s Board – WSJ

A group of activist investors has a big stake in Kohl’s Corp. KSS 8.48% and is attempting to take control of the department-store chain’s board, according to people familiar with the matter. A group that includes activists Macellum Advisors GP LLC, Ancora Holdings Inc. and Legion Partners Asset Management LLC, as well as 4010 Capital…

Proxy Contest at Exxon

Engine No. 1 has formally nominated the four directors it intends to install to Exxon’s board, launching a campaign the activist says will “ensure a clean break” for the oil major. The move comes less than two months after newly established activist Engine No. 1 wrote a letter to Exxon’s board criticizing the company’s performance….

A Win in Proxy Fight for Universal Proxy Card

For the first time, a dissident shareholder group won board control in a proxy contest using a “universal proxy card” that included the names of both the company’s and the dissident’s slates. The battle for a majority of the board seats at EQT Corporation was waged by brothers Toby and Derek Rice, whose November 2017…

Activist Starboard ends BMS proxy war after advisories back Celgene deal | FiercePharma

A classic example of blame the messenger — and another conclusive rebuttal to the claim that proxy advisors are not inclined to support management. Apparently, positive word from influential proxy advisory firms was enough to put the nail in the coffin on Starboard Value’s campaign to scuttle the mammoth Bristol-Myers Squibb-Celgene merger.Friday, the rebel investor said it would stop…