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Revised Yahoo vote to show more disdain for board

August 23, 2018
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Yahoo Inc. is recounting the shareholder vote for its board of directors after discovering that a tabulating firm failed to register the opposition of a major investor. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 6 August, 2008)
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Yahoo Inc. has revised the results of a closely watched shareholder vote on its much-maligned board after discovering an error by a tabulation firm grossly exaggerated the number of ballots backing the directors. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 6 August, 2008)
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A major Yahoo Inc. shareholder has asked for a review of how its votes were cast in last week’s re-election of the Internet company’s board, raising questions about whether the opposition to the directors may have been understated. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 5 August, 2008)
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The request for re-examination suggests that the votes actually withheld for certain Yahoo directors, including the chief executive, Jerry Yang, may have been higher than reported. (New York Times — 5 August, 2008)
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A new tally of its board of directors election shows that five Yahoo directors, including chief executive Jerry Yang, were reelected with much higher protest votes than initially released. (New York Times — 6 August, 2008)
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Yahoo’s board emerged largely unscathed from the company’s AGM as asubdued crowd of shareholders raised few questions about thedirectors’ rejection of Microsoft’s $US47.5 billion takeover bid. (The Age — 4 August, 2008)
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With the stock down, many shareholders are questioning whether Jerry Yang is the right man to lead Yahoo. (New York Times — 3 August, 2008)
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Icahn gets his agreed-upon Yahoo board seat and a role picking his two allies. Will that discussion be as civil as Icahn and Yahoo’s recent words for each other? (CNET News.com — 7 August, 2008)
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SAN JOSE — Having endured takeover attempts by Microsoft and then billionaire investor Carl Icahn, executives and board members at Internet giant Yahoo sought to assure rattled shareholders at the annual meeting here yesterday that the company has a plan for regaining its momentum after a multiy…

(Washington Post — 3 August, 2008)
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What Yahoo has, Microsoft wants, but Yahoo continues to play hard to get. The two companies still face a formidable foe in Google–and many questions about what they’ll do next. Tune in here for the latest. (CNET News.com — 3 August, 2008)
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