January 16, 2012

After a series of talks, Illinois Tool Works (ITW) has agreed to give Relational Investors, the activist investment firm, an option to appoint its co-founder to ITW’s board of directors.

Based in San Diego, Relational Investors typically buys stocks in companies it wants a role in managing, including a seat on the board of directors. Proposals often include change in executive compensation salaries and a boost in shareholder values. 

June 2, 2011

Customer service, glue traps and corporate democracy were among the issues on the table at a wide-ranging Home Depot annual shareholders meeting in Atlanta Thursday.

Home Depot’s shareholders approved the company's recommendations for its board of directors and executive pay structure. And it defeated a shareholder proposal regarding shareholder control of corporate political gifts.

December 17, 2010

Boucherville, Quebec-based RONA announced its Board of Directors has adopted a new policy designed to facilitate continuous improvement in its governance and compensation practices as well as enhanced communication with stakeholders.

April 4, 2008

Home Depot will settle the suits for $14.5 million in attorneys fees and reimbursements of expenses....