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Fair Investor Access

See related case examples of

Dell Inc.

appraisal rights for intrinsic value realization

and

Walgreen Co.

stock buyback policies

"Fair Access" Home Page

"Fair Access" Program Reference

For graphs of specific company and related industry returns, see

Returns on Corporate Capital

For graphs of specific company voting for the past 5 years, see

Shareholder Support Rankings

 

 

 

 

See also the subsequent interview addressing distinctions between director responsibilities for the corporation and the long term interests of shareholders:

 

Forum Report: Fair Investor Access

Rights and Responsibilities of Corporate Investment

Responding to last week’s distribution relating to Lynn Stout’s new book, The Shareholder Value Myth, Forum participants have encouraged our attention also to these recently presented views:

While the Shareholder Forum is not planning to conduct a program directly addressing this scholarly debate, the growing controversy raises very practical, important questions about the fundamental rights and responsibilities of corporate investment. These issues will clearly be relevant to all of your decisions about investments, or about winning the support of investors, including the decisions being addressed in the Forum’s new program to establish standards of “Fair Investor Access.”

I hope that you will also consider these issues to be a suitable subject of thinking during your celebration tomorrow of our “unalienable Rights” to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

GL – July 3, 2012

Gary Lutin
Chairman, The Shareholder Forum
575 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022
Tel: 212-605-0335
Email: gl@shareholderforum.com

 

 

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