shareholder meetings

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  • 18 Jul 2013 at 6:41 PM

Carl Icahn Gets Another Week To Screw Around With Dell

You have to be a little nuts to go to a shareholder meeting, though I suppose when the meeting is to vote on a hotly contested proposal to merge the company out of existence you might have business reasons for doing so. So if you’re a merger-arb analyst following Dell closely, I hope you didn’t fly to Austin last night! If on the other hand you’re just, like, a general retired crackpot, I’d love to hear what your plans are for the next week:

Dell Inc. announced that today’s Special Meeting of Stockholders was convened and adjourned to provide additional time to solicit proxies from Dell stockholders. No vote was taken on the proposed transaction prior to the adjournment.

The Special Meeting will reconvene on July 24, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time at the Dell Round Rock campus, Building No. 2, Houston-Dallas conference room, 501 Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas 78682. The record date for stockholders entitled to vote at the Special Meeting remains June 3, 2013.

I hope someone will make a touching romantic comedy about two Dell shareholders stuck in Round Rock for a week waiting for the meeting to re-convene. Read more »

  • 25 Jun 2013 at 6:11 PM

Yahoo Shareholder Accurately Describes Himself

At Yahoo’s shareholder meeting today, a scuzzy shareholder [named George Polis] said to Marissa Mayer, “I’m Greek and I’m a dirty old man, and you look attractive.” He then asked about a dividend. [BI, HP]

“I want people to know I have nothing against you personally,” Davis, 81, tells C.E.O. Lloyd C. Blankfein. “And you are not a bad looking guy.” She then gives Mr. Blankfein a free copy of her newsletter Highlights and Lowlights…Davis [later asks] Mr. Blankfein if his wife Laura was present. [Dealbook, earlier]

As you may have heard, Goldman Sachs will hold its annual shareholder meeting tomorrow. Unlike the past 12 years, in which the event has been held in New York, Friday’s meeting will go down in the Garden State. The bank has not explained the move, and while it does have a building across the river, one would hope you’re not falling for that. Read more »

  • 07 May 2010 at 10:41 AM

Lloyd Blankfein Shops At Wal-Mart

Not just that, but he apparently loves shopping at Wal-Mart, or so he claimed a few minutes ago at Goldman Sachs’s annual shareholder meeting. Presumably he was just messing– something new Lucas is testing out.

Evelyn Davis is at the mic and says she doesn’s shop at Walmart. It’s unclear what prompts her to admit that.

But in response Blankfein proudly declares: “I like shopping at Walmart”

Everyone laughs.


Live-Blogging Goldman Sachs Shareholder Meeting
[Deal Journal]