Corporate law

Sophie Brochu will not seek re-election to BCE board of directors

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

MONTRAL, April 2,2020 /PRNewswire/ - BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE) (NYSE: BCE) today announced that Sophie Brochu will not seek re-election to the board of directors at BCE's 2020 annual general shareholder meeting, following her appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Qubec effective April 6.

Key Points: 
  • MONTRAL, April 2,2020 /PRNewswire/ - BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE) (NYSE: BCE) today announced that Sophie Brochu will not seek re-election to the board of directors at BCE's 2020 annual general shareholder meeting, following her appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Qubec effective April 6.
  • Ms. Brochu has been a Director of BCE and Bell Canada since 2010 and currently serves on the Compensation and Governance committees.
  • She will remain a Director until the BCE 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders , which will be held live via webcast on Thursday May 7, 2020.
  • With Ms. Brochu not standing for re-election, 14 directors will be nominated for election at the meeting.

Marathon Petroleum Corp. to Hold 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Virtual Format

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 1:30pm

Shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 2, 2020, can attend the virtual annual meeting via the internet at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/MPC2020 by using the 16-digit control number included on the proxy card, voting instruction form or notice previously received.

Key Points: 
  • Shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 2, 2020, can attend the virtual annual meeting via the internet at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/MPC2020 by using the 16-digit control number included on the proxy card, voting instruction form or notice previously received.
  • The company has designed the format of the annual meeting to ensure that shareholders are afforded the same rights and opportunities to participate as they would have at an in-person meeting, using online tools to ensure shareholder access and participation.
  • For additional information regarding accessing and participating in the virtual meeting, please refer to the company's supplemental proxy materials filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 2, 2020.
  • The company urges shareholders to vote and submit proxies in advance of the annual meeting by one of the methods described in the proxy materials for the annual meeting.

Organovo Holdings Founder Calls on Board of Directors to Accept Stockholders’ Opposition to the Illogical Merger With Tarveda Therapeutics

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 1:00pm

Rather than try to convince stockholders to vote for an illogical transaction with Tarveda, which has limited cash and sparse prospects, the Board of Directors should uphold its duties and finally embrace investor feedback.

Key Points: 
  • Rather than try to convince stockholders to vote for an illogical transaction with Tarveda, which has limited cash and sparse prospects, the Board of Directors should uphold its duties and finally embrace investor feedback.
  • If the incumbent directors do not want to listen to stockholders and commit to the bioprinting efforts that their capital funded, they should resign immediately.
  • There are many capable and qualified individuals who could replace them and preside over a value-enhancing strategy focused on emerging bioprinting opportunities.
  • Additionally, the Board should not further delay stockholders from having their voices listened to by once again adjourning the Special Meeting on April 7.

Antero Resources Announces Appointment of Jacqueline C. Mutschler to the Board of Directors

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 11:45am

DENVER, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR)("Antero Resources" or the "Company") today announced that Jacqueline C. Mutschler has been appointed to its board of directors (the "Board"), as a Class II director, effective as of March 31, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • DENVER, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR)("Antero Resources" or the "Company") today announced that Jacqueline C. Mutschler has been appointed to its board of directors (the "Board"), as a Class II director, effective as of March 31, 2020.
  • Ms. Mutschler's appointment increases the size of the Board to nine directors, seven of whom are independent for service on the Board.
  • Paul M. Rady, Chairman and CEO of Antero Resources commented, "We are delighted to welcome Jackie to our Board of Directors.
  • Ms. Mutschler stated, "I am excited to join the Antero Resources Board of Directors.

Royal KPN N.V. Press Release: KPN urges shareholders to participate remotely during AGM on 15 April 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 10:01am

KPN believes that physical presence at the shareholders' meeting involves unnecessary health risks for shareholders and staff and is contrary to the guidelines of the Dutch government to combat COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • KPN believes that physical presence at the shareholders' meeting involves unnecessary health risks for shareholders and staff and is contrary to the guidelines of the Dutch government to combat COVID-19.
  • It therefore urgently advises and calls upon its shareholders not to attend the meeting in person, but to use the alternative options that KPN offers to participate in the meeting remotely.
  • Shareholders can follow the AGM via a live webcast and vote remotely (via proxy or online).
  • Full guidance on all measures applicable for the AGM of KPN, including a request for additional registration for those shareholders that nevertheless intend to participate in person, can be found on the KPN website: ir.kpn.com .

NorthWestern to Host First Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast and Notice of Virtual Annual Stockholders Meeting

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:00pm

Eastern time to review its financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Eastern time to review its financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2020.
  • The Company also plans to issue a news release detailing its first quarter financial results the evening of April 22, 2020, after the NYSE close.
  • However, in light of public health concerns, we will hold the Annual Meeting in a virtual meeting format only.
  • A virtual Annual Meeting enables our stockholdersregardless of size, resources, or physical locationto participate in the Annual Meeting at no cost, while safeguarding the health of our stockholders, Board of Directors, and management.

Huntington Bancshares Announces Virtual Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 9:15pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com ) announced that its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be a virtual meeting of shareholders, which will be conducted solely online via live webcast.

Key Points: 
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com ) announced that its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be a virtual meeting of shareholders, which will be conducted solely online via live webcast.
  • Accordingly, this year's Annual Meeting will be a completely virtual meeting."
  • However, there is no physical location for the Annual Meeting, and Huntington's officers and directors will participate via webcast.
  • Shareholders as of the close of business on February 18, 2020, will be able to attend and participate in the Annual Meeting online, vote their shares electronically, and submit questions during the meeting.

OSC publishes new Charter of Governance

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 5:31pm

TORONTO, April 1, 2020 /CNW/ -The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today published its Charter of Governance (Charter), which outlines the Commission's three distinct functions in support of its mandate making policies and rules, serving as the board of directors and adjudicating.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, April 1, 2020 /CNW/ -The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today published its Charter of Governance (Charter), which outlines the Commission's three distinct functions in support of its mandate making policies and rules, serving as the board of directors and adjudicating.
  • The Charter consolidates information that was previously contained in 11 separate governance documents and outlines the OSC's governance framework in a way that is concise, accessible and easy for readers to navigate.
  • The OSC follows best practices in corporate governance disclosure for public companies, where appropriate for a regulatory body.
  • No changes were made to governance roles and responsibilities, processes or reporting requirements in drafting the Charter.

HarborOne Bancorp, Inc. Announces 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Date

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 9:15pm

HarborOne Bancorp, Inc. (the Company) (NASDAQ: HONE), announced that the Companys 2020 annual meeting of shareholders (the Annual Meeting) is expected to be held on September 25, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • HarborOne Bancorp, Inc. (the Company) (NASDAQ: HONE), announced that the Companys 2020 annual meeting of shareholders (the Annual Meeting) is expected to be held on September 25, 2020.
  • At the Annual Meeting, it is anticipated that shareholders will consider the election of directors whose terms expire in 2020, the ratification of the appointment of the Companys independent registered public accounting firm, and the approval of an equity incentive plan.
  • Because the date of the Annual Meeting has been delayed by more than 30 days from the anniversary date of the 2019 annual meeting of shareholders held by the Companys predecessor, the Company has set a new deadline for the receipt of shareholder proposals submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), for inclusion in the Companys proxy materials for the Annual Meeting.
  • In order to be considered timely, such proposals must be received by the Companys Secretary no later than May 14, 2020.