“Apple Inc. said it had made it easier for long-time shareholders, or a group of shareholders, to nominate a director for its board, joining a growing list of companies offering ‘proxy access,'” Scott Thurm reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“In a securities filing, Apple said its board of directors had adopted amended bylaws Monday that allow a shareholder, or a group of up to 20 shareholders, holding 3% of its shares continuously for three years to include board nominees in the company’s annual proxy statement,” Thurm reports. “The bylaw allows shareholders to nominate up to 20% of Apple’s directors. Apple’s board currently has eight members, so shareholders could nominate one director.”
“Proxy access gives shareholders greater clout to oust directors and influence strategy by letting them list competing board candidates on corporate ballots,” Thurm reports. “The push comes as activist investors seek changes on many company boards.”
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