KO, as the group is known, represents shareholders by monitoring corporate activities, criticizing companies that are less than forthcoming, praising those that share information and lobbying for progress at shareholder meetings
Annual shareholder meetings
, historically dull affairs, this year are expected to be heated, as companies struggle to readjust in the wake of recent corporate developments that pit shareholders against executives and boards like never before.
23 /PRNewswire/ -- The NWNL Companies (NYSE: NWN) and USLICO Corporation (NYSE: USC) announced today that the special shareholder meetings
to vote on the proposed merger of USLICO into NWNL have been rescheduled for Jan.
The agenda for the annual shareholder meetings
will include the election of nominees for Trustees of each fund.
Proposals 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4G pertained, respectively, to: unlimited voting rights for common stock (4A); the elimination of Series A Preferred stock (4B); shareholder proposals for shareholder meetings
(4C); the elimination of provisions relating to "Acquiring Entities" (4D); and, the indemnification of directors and officers (4G).
materials will be prepared and mailed in the middle of February, 2005 with shareholder meetings
for each of the companies scheduled for March, 2005.
The completion of each merger is subject to significant conditions, including final review by the Securities and Exchange Commission and approval by shareholders of each fund at the joint shareholder meetings
Four of the companies have yet to hold their shareholder meetings
Nasdaq: ONDI), a leading provider of data recovery and electronic discovery services, announced today the dates and times of their respective shareholder meetings
to consider and vote upon Kroll's acquisition of Ontrack in a merger pursuant to which Ontrack will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kroll.
Most of the nation's mutual funds do not publish proxy-voting guidelines or disclose how they vote on particular issues at annual shareholder meetings
All interested shareholders are invited to attend both shareholder meetings
In the age of ubiquitous digital information, the need for annual shareholder meetings
is diminishing by the nanosecond.