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For the publisher's previous newsletter reference to the cover story articles below, see

Note: The cover story articles from the new issue of Directors & Boards are made available to Forum participants by the publication's editor, James Kristie, who has been a member of the Program Panel for the Shareholder Forum's "E-Meetings" public interest program to establish standards for electronic communications associated with annual meetings. Among the contributors of articles for the cover story, Carl T. Hagberg (magazine page 25, PDF page 5) was an invited expert for the Forum's open meeting; Richard J. Daly (magazine page 30, PDF page 10) is CEO of one of the companies that provided leadership support for the Forum's "E-Meetings" program, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.; David Silverman (magazine page 33, PDF page 13) was a member of the "E-Meetings" Program Panel; and Jeff Morgan (magazine page 35, PDF page 15) is CEO of one of the professional associations represented on the "E-Meetings" Program Panel, the National Investor Relations Institute ("NIRI").


Directors & Boards, First Quarter 2011 cover story


To download the cover story, including the articles listed below, click here.

(18 pages, 687 KB, in PDF format).



James Kristie of Directors & Boards: Editor's Note, "The fix is in"


Carl T. Hagberg of Carl T. Hagberg and Associates and The Shareholder Service Optimizer: "What to do about the annual meeting?"


Norman Augustine, retired from Lockheed Martin, excerpts from 2004 article: "A modest proposal from Norm Augustine" 27/7

Richard J. Daly of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.: "New technologies for new engagement"


Gary Lutin of The Shareholder Forum: "The opportunity is right now to revitalize the annual meeting"


David Silverman of Blue Harbour Group LP: "Open your mindset to the bigger picture"


Various contributors: "How to fix the annual meeting … in 100 words or less"


Jeff Morgan of the National Investor Relations Institute ("NIRI"): "NIRI’s suggested steps for a better experience"


David Shaw of Directors & Boards: "The Directors & Boards Survey: The effectiveness of annual meetings"







This Forum program is open, free of charge, to anyone concerned with investor interests in the development of standards for conducting shareholder meetings with electronic participation. As stated in the posted Conditions of Participation, the Forum's purpose is to provide decision-makers with access to information and a free exchange of views on the issues presented in the program's Forum Summary. Each participant is expected to make independent use of information obtained through the Forum, subject to the privacy rights of other participants.  It is a Forum rule that participants will not be identified or quoted without their explicit permission.

The organization of this Forum program was encouraged by Walden Asset Management, and is proceeding with the invited leadership support of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. and Intel Corporation to address issues relevant to broad public interests in marketplace practices, rather than investor decisions relating to only a single company. The Forum may therefore invite program support of several companies that can provide both expertise and examples of leadership relating to the issues being addressed.

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