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What Really Serves Shareholders’ Best Interests

Richard M. Steinberg | May 12, 2015

Among the many benefits of living in a democracy is the right to participate in electing our representatives. This applies not only to our political process, but also to our corporate governance system. As shareholders, we expect and are afforded the right to vote for those who will represent our and our company’s best interests: the members of the board of directors. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

We’ve seen shareholder activists become increasingly active in recent years, looking to put themselves or their surrogates into board seats. Their agendas range from increasing dividends and share...

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