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An Early Look at 2015 US Proxy Fight Statistics
New York - June 08, 2015

An early look at proxy fight statistics for the 2015 proxy season along with the high profile management victory at E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company would on the surface provide the impression that companies may have turned the corner against ever increasing activist success. However, a deeper dive into the data shows that activist influence at US corporations continues to rise.

As of June 5th, the company win rate for board seat proxy contests that went to a shareholder vote stands at approximately 62%. That represents a 57% increase over 2014's win rate of only 39%. Additionally, support for activist candidates has also declined this year. More...

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