11 August, 2020

Shareholders happier with CEO pay levels

Shareholders appear to be happier with chief executive pay levels. Evidence collected by close observers reveals that the number of FTSE 100 companies seeing a shareholder revolt—a vote of less than...
City of London, financial, banking

5 December, 2018

‘Repeat offenders’ warned to heed shareholder revolts

It seems some companies are unwilling to learn the lessons of last year’s shareholder revolts. That, at least, is the view of the Investment Association (IA), a trade body for investment managers, w...

26 April, 2018

Persimmon AGM vote sees investors slam executive mega-payouts

The level of shareholder frustration and anger at Persimmon’s huge executive bonus payouts was made clear at its AGM, with the majority either voting against or abstaining from signing off its remun...

20 December, 2017

Pearson tops list of shareholder revolts on remuneration

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Morrisons supermarkets

16 June, 2017

Morrisons’ chairman clashes with shareholders over directors’ pay

Andrew Higginson, the chairman of supermarket chain Morrisons, has clashed with shareholders over executive pay. Yesterday shareholders voted 48.11% against the director's remuneration report. It i...
Crest Nicholson

24 March, 2017

Crest Nicholson suffers shareholder revolt over pay

Shareholders gave a further signal yesterday that they are unwilling to tolerate excessive executive pay settlements when housebuilder Crest Nicholson saw investors vote against the company's pay prop...
Thomas Cook sign

10 February, 2017

Thomas Cook suffers pay revolt by shareholders

A third of Thomas Cook investors rounded on the company's remuneration policy yesterday, voting against a bonus scheme for executives. The

31 December, 2016

2016: the governance year in review

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14 May, 2015

Deutsche Bank struck by shareholder revolt

A hefty 39% of investors voted against ratifying the performance of Deutsche Bank this week, undermining the position of its co-chief executives. The vote came at the bank’s annual general meetin...