board of directors

A Boardroom Surprise: These Are Not Your Average Directors

Do celebrity board members help a company? Surprisingly, recent research suggests that celebrity board appointments can add as much as 2% to the price of a company's stock. Here are 8 well-known individuals from different backgrounds currently sitting on corporate boards.

New SEC Proxy Rule Gives Shareholders a Fighting Chance

In a clear win for the shareholders rights movement, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday that it was changing federal proxy rules to make it easier for companies' shareholders to nominate and elect directors to their boards.

Barnes & Noble Kicks Off Proxy Fight With Burkle

Barnes & Noble's board has sent a letter to shareholders urging them to vote to rebuff investor Ron Burkle's battle to control the bookseller. The letter is part of annual-meeting materials B&N mailed to shareholders, formally launching its proxy battle.

Directors Must Do More To Earn Their Keep These Days

Sitting on a corporate board of directors has always been great work if you can get it, especially if it's with a company that's generous with board member compensation. These days, directors are feeling the heat to get some real work done.

Board of directors system broken

As most investors are aware, these are not the best of times for the board of directors system. And in the quarters and years ahead, we'll likely...