Laurel Hill Recognized as Top 10 Proxy Solicitor Globally and Top Canadian firm by Activist Insight 2018 Intermediary Awards
NEW YORK and TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Laurel Hill Advisory Group is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Activist Insight 2018 Intermediary Awards as a Top 10 Proxy Solicitation Firm globally. This is the second year in a row that Laurel Hill has been ranked in the Top 10 for its work on shareholder activist campaigns representing both issuers and activists. Read Full Story
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Proxy Contest Services in defense of the Board of Directors.
"Taseko has worked with the team at Laurel Hill for many years. When it came to the Requisitioned Meeting, Laurel Hill was an integral component of our team. Their insight and experience was key to forming our strategy which resulted in overwhelming support from our shareholders. In the end, the Dissidents withdrew their request prior to the proxy cut-off due to the lack of shareholder support. A landslide victory for Taseko and our shareholders."
– Ronald W. Thiessen, Chairman of the Board & Director, Taseko Mines Ltd.
Proxy Solicitation Services regarding the plan of arrangement with Geo-Jade Corp.
“When considering proxy solicitors, Bankers went to a bid process and chose Laurel Hill based on their successful track record and other referrals. Our experience on the transaction with Geo-Jade simply reinforced the choice –their attention to detail, insights, professionalism and commitment to results made sure we were well advised and obtained record voting from our shareholders.“
– Doug Urch, Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Bankers petroleum Ltd.
NEW YORK and TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Laurel Hill Advisory Group is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Activist Insight 2018 Intermediary Awards as a Top 10 Proxy Solicitation Firm globally. This is the second year in a row that Laurel Hill has been ranked in the Top 10 for its work on shareholder activist campaigns representing both issuers and activists.
On November 19, 2018, proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (“ISS”) released updates to its 2019 Policy Guidelines for the Canadian market. ISS’ voting policies continue to evolve as it takes into consideration the changing views and needs of its institutional investor clients, the perspectives of issuers, and the broader corporate governance community. The full text of ISS’ updated policies can be found here: 2019 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates.
Glass Lewis & Co., LLC (“Glass Lewis”) released updates to their 2019 Policy Guidelines for the Canadian Market. Laurel Hill has summarized the Glass Lewis policy updates and its impact on issuers below. Our team is available to speak in more detail with issuers, to provide case-by-case advice on how to proactively avoid negative Glass Lewis recommendations as it relates to these changes and other Glass Lewis policies
TORONTO and NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Laurel Hill Advisory Group ("Laurel Hill") is pleased to welcome industry-veteran, Simon Law, as we continue to expand in the Calgarymarketplace. Simon has joined our Canadian team as Director, Operations. He brings over 12 years of relationship management experience from the transfer agent industry dealing directly with public issuers and the challenges they encounter on a daily basis.
June 11, 2018 - Toronto, ON, New York, NY - The Laurel Hill Advisory Group is pleased to announce Stephanie MacVicar has joined our Canadian team as Vice President of Business Development in Western Canada as Laurel Hill opens a new office in Calgary, Alberta.
On November 22, 2017, proxy advisor Glass Lewis & Co., LLC (“Glass Lewis”) released updates to their 2018 Policy Guidelines for the Canadian Market. In the development of their policies, Glass Lewis considers regulatory developments, academic research, evolving market practices, and discussions with institutional investors, trade groups, market participants and issuers. The full text of their updated policies can be found here: 2018 Canadian Policy Guidelines.
On November 16, 2017, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) released its benchmark policy changes for the Canadian market, among others. The changes were made according to ISS’ annual policy update process which considers regulatory changes, relevant academic research, commentary by market participants, as well as its client survey results. The full text of the changes can be found at: Americas Policy Updates. The final version of the 2018 Canadian Benchmark Policy and a white paper discussing the changes to ISS’ executive compensation analysis will be released in the coming weeks.