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ISS, Glass Lewis Support Investors for Three Opioid Accountability Shareholder Proposals at AmerisourceBergen

Detroit, Michigan (February 14, 2018) Proxy advisory firms Institutional Investor Service (ISS) and Glass Lewis are supporting three shareholder proposals at AmerisourceBergen calling for board oversight of opioid business risks. The shareholder proposals were submitted by members of the Investors for Opioid Accountability (IOA), a coalition of 43 institutional investors with $2.2 trillion in assets co-led by Mercy Investment Services, Inc. and the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. The proposals will be voted on by investors at AmerisourceBergen’s March 1, 2018 annual shareholder meeting. read more

Activist Investor Challenges Executive Pay Accounting at T-Mobile

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 27, 2017: Earlier today, the CtW Investment Group petitioned the SEC to require T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) to provide a clear and comprehensible description of the methods used to calculate the performance metrics for executive pay – including the non-GAAP metrics – and to explain how those metrics result in the bonus actually paid.

Dieter Waizenegger, Executive Director of the CtW Investment Group said, “Investors rely on T-Mobile to provide clear and intelligible disclosures. In this case, the company has done neither. That’s why we’re taking the extraordinary step of bringing this matter to the SEC.” read more

Shareholders Call for More Robust Clawback at Caterpillar

ATHENS, GA, June 14, 2017: Today, at Caterpillar, Inc.’s annual meeting, a substantial number of shareholders expressed concern regarding the possible reputational costs of the company’s Swiss offshore tax strategy by supporting a shareholder proposal to strengthen the company’s clawback policy. With 28% support, shareholders seek to enhance the ability of Caterpillar’s board of directors to recoup executive compensation for damage to the company that may not warrant a financial restatement. Average support for clawback proposals in 2016 was 14.3%. read more